Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Teddy Bear Give Away!

I spend some of my time as a fundraiser for a local wildlife rescue charity. This involves overseeing the management of two charity shops which play a vital role in the fundraising.

A couple of weeks ago, I was working in one branch and came across a sad looking Teddy bear which was heading for the rag bag. He had obviously been well loved, as he was a bit bald in places and the felt on his paws had worn very thin. Despite his sorry state, he had such a lovely face, I couldn't face him going in with the rags.

I decided all the Teddy needed was a bit of TLC, so took him home for some refurbishment. Having been subjected to the washing machine, the felt on one of his paws gave way and all of the stuffing in his leg came out all over my load of washing! It took some patience picking off hundreds of bits of foam to stuff back into his leg.

Once dried, I gave him a good brush and replaced all of the felt pads on his paws. A new red ribbon was the finishing touch to bring him back to his former glory - well almost, he still has a few small bald patches. I was going to call him rags but I think he looks far too distingished for that now, so I have called him Edward.

All Edwards needs now is a loving home ....

And that's where you all come in. I am offering Edward, completely free of charge to anyone who would like to offer him a new home. All you have to do is email me or leave a blog comment and I will put your name into a hat and draw out the lucky winner.

The closing date for the draw is 31st July 2009. The winner will be announced on my blog and will be notified in person, so don't forget to leave me your email address.

Good luck!

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  1. such a gorgeous teddy! he is looking fab now all fixed up xx

  2. I am loving Edward!! I think he would be good at keeping me company in my sewing room!! I see him perched next to my machine, he can be incharge of quailty control!!
    ~Michele from By Your Side

  3. Oh, Edward has already received such love ... and yet he has room for more! Seems there's a bit of reflection of *you* in him. :) Thanks for a really cool giveaway!

  4. I would so love to own Edward. I need some cheering up, and he would sure make me feel better.

  5. oh, how cute, I have plenty of teddy bears to keep him company.

    origami cow at gmail dot com

  6. Edward is delighted that so many people have left such lovely comments about him. I am sure you would all make a very worthy winner!

  7. He is adorable, kudos to you for spending the time picking up the stuffing :)

  8. Boy, I could sure use a new Teddy right about now.