Unique teddy bear helps raising money for cancer charity

Unique teddy bear helps raising money for cancer charityHayley Kenward from the UK helps charities for over 25 years. Now she’s working with Merrythought for a unique teddy bear which helps raise money for cancer charity, Shoreham Herald reports.

Hayley owns a domestic cleaning business called Time For You, but she also loves to help out charity organizations. Now she’s working with the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity in memory of two close friends.

She says she’s commissioned 250 unique teddy bears from Merrythought. They are a limited edition and are in memory of her friends – Caroline Walsh and Sarah Crockford.

Both of them were treated at The Royal Marsden Hospital. Sadly they passed away in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

“I am giving a donation of each bear sold and the objective is to raise £7,000 for them. A competition to name the bear was held at the Oak Centre for Children and Young People at The Royal Marsden in Sutton. The children all suggested names, which were put into a hat, and one of the children pulled out David, so Dave the Bear was born”, Kenward says.

She adds she’s already sold nine bears in less than a week. She will also be at The Woburn Abbey Teddy Bear Festival on Sunday, June 12 and will have a stand there. So, there’s still a chance to get one of the bears for about £78.