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Our un-bear-leavable new charity mascot

23 May 2019 12:10:03
Dr Ted photo

We’d like you to meet Dr Ted – he’s the new ambassador for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s children’s appeal.

The mascot, designed by the charity and Rainbow Productions, has been brought to life thanks to donations to the Dr Ted children’s appeal, which he is named after.

The 6ft, furry yellow bear will support the charity’s fundraising for resources, equipment and projects which benefit The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s youngest and most vulnerable patients.

The charity also hopes individuals, schools and organisations organising fundraising activities will invite Dr Ted along to help raise awareness about the difference the charity makes.

Barry Mellor, Chair of the Charitable Funds Committee, said: “Thanks to your fundraising and donations, the charity has been able to fund a wonderful new teddy bear mascot, which we were delighted to unveil for the first time.

“It has been a real labour of love bringing Dr Ted to life. We wanted a friendly, cheerful, colourful and fun mascot who would instantly make patients of all ages smile and feel more comfortable during their hospital stay. From the wonderful reactions we’ve already had, I think we have definitely achieved that.”

You can also support the Dr Ted children’s appeal online at Just Giving here - www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/rhcgc/drted

For more information about the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity please contact Suzanne Rutter on 01709 426821 or trft.charity@nhs.net