Thursday, 25 February 2016

Buddy Bears Join the Team

We’re really excited to introduce some new friends. 

AirTanker Services, based at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, has donated 100 Buddy Bears to Guy’s Gift. Leamington Bear and Katie (Guy’s Gift’s Fundraiser) had a great time visiting AirTanker recently to collect the bears. They even got to go on board one of the Voyager aircraft!

These bears are an important addition to the Guy's Gift team and they'll soon be finding new homes with the children and young people we support. By providing hugs whenever they're needed, the bears will give comfort to those who are struggling with the experience of grief and bereavement.

Lindsay Shearer, Chair of the Charity Committee at AirTanker Services said, "It’s great that we can support the work of Guy’s Gift knowing that the bears will soon be heading off to new homes and make such a difference to children’s lives". "The work that charity undertakes has a real impact on people’s lives not just now but also for their futures so we were delighted to be asked to help".

Katie, Lindsay, Leamington and the new Buddy Bears.

Thank you, AirTanker Services!