Teddies for Tragedies

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.

GOOD NEWS!     We have a new address to which you may send your completed teddies!

International Aid Trust, Longton Business Park, Station Road, Much Hoole, Preston, Lancs, PR4 5LE

TEl: 01772 611000            EMAIL: office@internationaltrust.org.uk

WEBSITE: www.http://internationalaidtrust.org.uk/


Teddies for Tragedies Knitting Pattern

30 Responses to Teddies for Tragedies

  1. Lucy@Attic24 says:

    I’ve come across your website in my search for somewhere in the north of the UK to deliver a large quantity of Teddies for Tragedies later in the year. I would be so grateful if you could contact me via email
    Many thanks,

    • Hilary says:

      Hello Lucy,
      Thank you for contacting Merseyside Embroiderers Guild
      If you look at the banner across the top of our website you will see a heading titled Knitting for Charity. Click on the drop down menu to find Teddies for Tragedies and there you will find an address to which to send your teddies,
      I hope this has been of help,
      Best wishes,

  2. Sarah Stephenson says:

    Could you please let me have an address that I Can send some teddies to. I have about 20 bears. I am in Kent.

    Many thanks.

    • Hilary says:

      Hello Sarah, Thanks for your enquiry.
      Have a look at Merseyside Embroiderers Guild website under the heading Knitting for Charity and you will find an address to which you may send your teddies, Best wishes, Hilary

  3. Frances warr says:

    I would like an address to send teddies for tradgedys to

    • Hilary says:

      Hello Frances,
      Thank you for your enquiry. I will email you an address to which you may send any completed teddies,

  4. Maureen Dickinson says:

    Hi, I have a friend who has been knitting Teddies for Tragedies for some time but the organiser has now retired. Is it possible to send the teddies to your organisation for distribution. My friend would love to continue to knit these wonderful teddies.

    • Hilary says:

      Hello Maureen,
      Thank you for getting in touch with us. I will email you with an address to which you may post teddies

  5. Wendy Howe says:

    I’ve knitted a few teddies but don’t know where to send them, as i don’t live near Liverpool just to drop them off.
    Do you have an address i can send them, please?

    Thank you.

    • Hilary says:

      Hi Wendy,
      Thank you for getting in touch with MEG. We have a link to Teddies for Tragedies home website on this page. It appears to be up and running again, but I will be in touch with an address in Liverpool to which you may post some knitted teddies, Best wishes, Hilary

  6. Elizabeth Smith says:

    I am so pleased that I have landed on this site, as I have been trying to find a contact to forward some teddies we have completed.
    If you can provide some details, we can send them on their way!
    We are a group in a small village near to Taunton, Somerset.
    Good wishes, to you,

    • Hilary says:

      Hello Elizabeth, Thank you for making contact with Merseyside Embroiderers Guild and many thanks for your donation to Teddies for Tragedies. I will email you with an address to which you can post them, Best wishes, Hilary

  7. 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

      • Jean Turner says:

        I live in Wiltshire and I am knitting teddys. where should I send them to. Jean Turner

        • Hilary says:

          Hello Jean, Thank you for getting in touch with MEG and many thanks for your donation to Teddies for Tragedies. I will email you with an address to which to post your completed teddies. Best wishes, Hilary

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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,

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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,

  14. 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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