We had our first Teddy Bears’ Picnic of the year this afternoon and it was a big success!
There was a good attendance and the children brought their favourite teddy along to be weighed and measured so they could be given their official birth certificate (some teddies didn’t know when they were born so it was a good job the children could remember!) After that we all went on a teddy bear hunt in the woods as it was very important for us to find out just where all those cheeky teddies had hidden, they were having so much fun that they did not want to be found! The children that did find a teddy (all of them, what a surprise!) were very pleased to find that they could adopt the bear if they liked him or her enough and take teddy home with another official certificate of adoption to show that they were the new parents of their cuddly new friend. They all had fun filling in their certificates and colouring them with lovely designs and glitter.
It was then time to have our home prepared picnics with scrumptious sandwiches, cakes, sweets and pop. It was so yummy and everyone was having such a great time that nobody wanted to go home! From what we could see, all of the little ones had a fantastic afternoon (I think the grown-ups did too!)
A big thank you to all those that attended and for the kind donations; we raised a total of £33.50 for Claire House from the adoption of the teddies that were kindly donated by Eileen Wilshaw for which we are extremely grateful. Also, a big thank you to all of the Friends and volunteers that worked to make the event such a success. We are having another Teddy Bears’ Picnic on Friday, 29th August, so we look forward to seeing you all again then – don’t forget to tell your friends and family. Also, keep checking the events calendar on our website so you don’t miss what is happening on the Hill.
These photos are posted with the kind permission of the parents/guardians of the children.