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 this 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

8 Responses to Teddies for Tragedies

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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,

  4. 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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