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I just wanted to thank you so much for this wonderful idea!
A couple of years ago my young daughter attended A&E at St Mary's Hospital on the
Isle of Wight with a head injury, she was in quite a lot of pain and distress and
was frightened, as it was her first experience of hospital. She was presented with
one of your teddy bears for being brave and this brightened her up considerably! Her
bear (she called him Lucky) was treated in just the same was as she was, his head
was cleaned with cotton wool and he also had a special plaster to make him better. The
distraction made my daughters treatment so much easier and she has loved this bear
ever since...he is still the one she takes to bed and has cuddled every night since
she got him. Lucky has been on family holidays with us and been through the washing
machine a few times (so although he might not look quite so smart as before, he has
had a great time!).
Last night my 4 year old son had his first visit to A&E after a fall, imagine how
pleased he was to receive Lucky's twin brother who he has called Mr Pickles. Mr
Pickles had a busy night and had some X-rays but is now feeling much better and has
come home with my little boy. He will be going to nursery school today to tell my
son's friends about his adventure at St Mary's and will be as well loved as his twin
Thank you SO much for this fantastic gift, the timing of which completely alters
the traumatic experience for the child and gives comfort and a welcome distraction
during what is otherwise a frightening time for a young child.
My 2 year old son was given a lovely green teddy bear on Monday after struggling
to breathe and needing a nebuliser for treatment in Pontefract Hospital A&E. The
teddy is now known as ‘Green’ and is much loved, and was a lovely surprise which
really cheered him up. It was most unexpected, and is much appreciated. Marcus is
very proud of his bear now and restored a smile on a difficult day.
Thank you so much again for your generosity with such a fabulous surprise.
I’d just like to say thank you for the wonderful gift of a teddy to my 2 year old
She attended A&E this weekend with breathing difficulties, and was given one of your
teddies. I can’t tell you how much it helped to keep her calm during the medication,
treatment and X-ray to have her ‘hospital teddy’ alongside her. This was just so
helpful to us as the most important thing for us was keeping her calm, and not distressed,
as this would have aggravated her breathing difficulty.
Her teddy also helped when we returned home, encouraging her to take her medicines
and giving her a friendly cuddle and words of encouragement.
What a wonderful idea. Thank you so much for helping us through a very stressful
See pic of one of my girls, Phoenix, with a TLC. She went in for a major op yesterday.
She has cerebral palsy and has been plaster-casted from the waist down to her ankles.
Being given the teddy was the only thing that raised a smile.
Would just like to say thank you and what a lovely idea of providing teddies for
little ones in distress. Unfortunately my son crushed his finger in a door on Saturday
and I took him to the minor injury hospital in Clevedon where he was given one of
your bears to comfort him which he welcomed wholeheartedly and although it didn't
take the pain or shock away it certainly helped. The bear has now joined the upper
hierarchy of his cuddly toys and has not left his side since, thank you once again.
Hello, My 3 year old son recently had a accident that involved him partially amputating
the tip of his finger, on arrival to Calderdale Royal hospital in Halifax, he was
given a TLC Teddy by one of the staff nurses.
Can I just say a heartfelt thank you for such a nice and thoughtful gift that your
organisation provide. My son recovered well after his operation, but absolutely adores
his "brave bear" as what he calls it.
I just wanted to take the opportunity to say a massive thank you from both myself
and my son Jacob, and I would be very grateful if you could send me some information
about Regular donations to your Organisation, as a thank-you and to be able to help
other children in the same way you helped my son when he needed some distraction
and something to comfort him.
Once again, I’m truly amazed and overcome at how kind and thoughtful your organisation
is, and wish you every success and thoughts for the future. And I’m sure I can speak
for every child and parent that has received one of your teddy's.