11th November 2019
Year 11 Childcare students from South Devon High School came together to support a charity called The Teddy Trust.
The Teddy Trust collect teddies and soft cuddly animals from children around the UK and sends them to children who are suffering the traumas of war, starvation or abuse. So far, around 50,000 teddies have been sent to children in Syria, Turkey, Kenya, Malawi, Kurdistan, Romania and South Africa.
When a teddy is sent with love and compassion by a child in the UK it can have a profoundly comforting effect on a suffering child elsewhere in the world. Sometimes the teddy is the only gift that that child has ever received.
To help raise this number and the impact this charity is having on suffering and deprived children, the students from South Devon High School’s Year 11 childcare class donated 300 teddy bears to this great cause.
The class joins the Rotary International in South Africa, schools, churches and other UK organisations in working with The Teddy Trust. The charity is also supported by companies such as KMB Shipping, Boots, DHL, Santander Bank and White Stuff who have all seen the value of the work that the trust does and provide services to enable them to fulfil their goals.
Whilst some may think that a teddy is not going to end wars, it is most certainly going to bring happiness and hope to those going through circumstances unimaginable to people that live in this country.
Well done to all the students and staff involved. Your efforts will make a tremendous difference to many children.