You are fortunate enough some awesome stuffed bears and animals (and Shaun the sheep) to snuggle to, watch over you when you sleep, and keep you company in your cot. When I was younger, my “teddy bear” was my Pink Panther. I think I got it for my fifth birthday and it was my awesome companion, cute pink thing and comfort.
When I recently heard about the initiative by Reach for a Dream (a superb organisation that helps kids with terminal illnesses), my heart swelled. Reach for a Dream has a project called Show You Care, Send a Bear, whereby people can buy a teddy bear for R99, which then gets sent to a sick child in hospital, to ease them through anything from chemo to blood tests, to lonely nights and homesickness.
I bought a teddy bear today, and they are trying to get at least 1000 bears and distributed to sick children. This project touches me because somewhere a brave little fighter is in pain, and in need of a cool teddy to love.
Readers, please join me – simply go to www.reachforadream.org.za for details, or buy a bear directly:
Name of account:
Reach For A Dream Foundation
First National Bank
RMB Private Bank, Johannesburg
Type of account:
Name and Surname / L&L Bear
If you are a reader of this blog and do buy a bear, please let me know, and if you’d like, I’ll include your name on a special blog post at the end of the campaign. If you’re feeling extra generous, please send this post to your Facebook page, or Tweet it.
Thank you beary much,
Yours in teddy love,
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