Teddies for Tragedies

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Teddies for Tragedies

Doctors in Third World countries have found that children who have their own teddies to cuddle get better more quickly than those who do not. Each child takes their teddy home, so there is a need for a continual supply.

lots of knitted teddies ready to go to new homes

lots of knitted teddies ready to go to new homes

Here is a link to Teddies for Tragedies website so you can read all about it-


Below you will find full knitting instructions for making a “Teddies for Tragedies” teddy. It is important to follow these instructions as the organisers want all the teddies donated to have a similar appearance.

Please use bright colours, but NOT white, as white is a sign of mourning in many countries.

When you have made some teddies please bring them to a meeting of Merseyside Embroiderers Guild where Vicky Williams will deliver them to a collector in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.

Teddies for Tragedies Knitting Pattern

16 Responses to Teddies for Tragedies

  1. Annie Lang says:

    Please tell me where to send these teddies I have knitted. I can’t find an address or shop address anywhere.

    Thanking you

    Annie Lang

    • Hilary says:

      Hello Annie,
      We will be glad to accept teddies and pass them on to Teddies From Tragedies. I will email you with an address to send them,
      Best wishes, Hilary

  2. Christine says:

    I would very much like to get involved with this charity but cannot find any information about organisations in the north east. Would you be able to provide any details for me to contact please before I get started?

    • Hilary says:

      Thank you for contacting Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild. I have replied to you by email and hope our reply will be helpful.

  3. Myra Wasserman says:

    I too have been making teddies and although only one is nearly finished I still have wool and stuffing so please could you email me an address in the UK I can send them to so I can use it up? Thank you – Myra

  4. Freda Eyden says:

    I have about 20 teddies ready for posting, but my usual contact is no longer collecting them. Would you be able to suggest a new contact, e.g. yourselves? I live in South Manchester but am willing to post the teddies anywhere in the UK if necessary. It seems such a shame to have them here when they could be comforting a child somewhere!

    I did try the Teddies for Tragedies website as many people suggested on Google, but they closed the site down a couple of years ago due to a possible virus and don’t seem to have re-established it yet.

    Your help and advice would be most appreciated. Many thanks!

    Best wishes,
    Freda Eyden

    • Hilary says:

      Hello Freda, We are always willing to accept deliveries of Teddies and pass them on. I will email you with an address to which you may post them. Thank you for your generosity,

  5. HELLEN FORD says:

    Good Morning,
    I knitted 3 teddies last year and hope I can send then to you as I missed the send off date for our local collection, if this is possible can you please send me a postal address. Thank you.

    • Hilary says:

      Hello Hellen,
      Thank you for knitting for Teddies For Tragedies, all your teddies are most welcome. We will email you separately with an address to send them

  6. Emma Airey says:

    My Aunt has recently passed away and we have found some teddies which she had knitted. I have been looking for a good home for them and was wondering if you still needed teddies. I live in Lancashire is there anywhere I can post them too.

    • Hilary says:

      Thank you for your query, Emma. We are always delighted to accept donations of Teddies, and will soon be in touch with an address to which to send them, Best wishes, Hilary

  7. Christine Lelliott says:

    I have some teddies looking for a good home, can I post them to someone? I live in West Yorkshire just in case you have a contact otherwise I will post them to someone. I have been unable to get any response from the website and have had these ready for a year or more.

    • Hilary says:

      Hello Christine,
      Thanks for getting in touch with MEG. We would be delighted to accept your teddies and forward them on to a Teddies for Tragedies representative. We will email you soon with address details, and thank you very much for your kind donation,

  8. Joan Ormrod says:

    My Mum lives in Wallasey Merseyside, She has made some teddies (about 7) is there anywhere or someone who can collect them and make sure they go to the right place.
    Thank you

    • Hilary says:

      Hello Joan,
      I will pass your query on to Vicky, who is our contact for Teddies for Tradgedies, and I’m sure she will be in touch soon,
      Best wishes, Hilary

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