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Teddies Spreading Goodwill Across the World.

Photograph: Knitted teddy

Good News - At the end of December 2017, we have now reached the 7,260 knitted teddy mark and exceeded it thanks to lots of knitters and distributors. Since a small advert in a Church Magazine back in November 2011 asking for teddies to be knitted for children in disaster areas of the world or in trauma over 5,000 teddies have been distributed to 29 different countries by many individuals and organisations.

Teddies have been knitted by groups and people knitting alone. It is amazing to see photos of so many children bonding with the teddies and a special thank you to all near and far who have made this project so worth while.

Photograph: Deaf-mute child from Moldova with her knitted teddy.


The latest batch is going to (Love in a Box) organised by Browns of Lutterworth and will be distributed in Easternn European orphanages in Moldova and Ukraine. Others are on their way to Mumbai and hopefully Haiti and one hundred are being sent to Wirksworth for inclusion in Rotary Aquaboxes.

Knitted Teddies have been sent to:-

Australia - Chile - Denmark - Easter Island - England - Ethiopia - Ghana - Goa - Kenya - Malawi - Moldavia - Mumbai - New Zealand - Northern - Ireland - Peru - Portugal - Romania - Scotland - Sierra Leone - South Africa - Syria - Taiwan - Tanzania - Turkey - Ukraine - USA - Vietnam - Wales - Zambia.



Photograph: Anne Thompson Rotarian ( Lutterworth Rotarian, Rose Chapman’s sister) and Director of a local children’s home in South Africa presenting Teddies for the children.

Anne Thompson Rotarian (sister of Lutterworth Rotarian, Rose Chapman) and Director of a local children’s home in South Africa receiving Teddies for the children.