National Teddy Bear Day 2022

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This National Teddy Bear Day, young patients in hospitals across the UK will receive a ‘bear-y’ special and cuddly surprise!

On 09 September, 3,000 seriously ill children will receive their very own teddy bear-building kit and bespoke Mrs Wordsmith activity book. The books and bear kits provide seriously ill children with an escape from their day-to-day treatment, and an opportunity to take part in a community activity spanning the country.

Dr Michele Afif, Chief Executive for Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity, shared: “Rays of Sunshine believes in the power of play and positive distraction to create precious memories and combat isolation for seriously ill children. It’s why we’re determined to provide sunshine and joy for children and their families as they go through these most difficult of times.

“This National Teddy Bear Day, we are looking forward to connecting 3,000 children in hospital through a shared activity with our bear-building kits and Mrs Wordsmith’s activity books.”

Watch Princess Sunshine’s bear tutorial below.

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