Bringing Mood Bears To Ashford & St Peter's HospitalsOur Christmas 2021 Appeal
An incredible 645 Mood Bears were donated to Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust during our 2021 Christmas Appeal!
This completely smashed our original target of 500 bears and we couldn’t be more thrilled.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all those who so generously donated and helped to spread the cuddly love! Scroll down for photos, videos & press clippings from the campaign.
In The Press
Final Delivery (Jul 2022): Christmas in July!
It really was Christmas in July at Ashford & St Peter’s Hospital this year with the final Mood Bears arriving just as stocks were running out.
We were also thrilled to donate a complete set of mascot Mood Bears to the nursing team at the hospital from Jolly Festive.
Third Delivery (Mar 2022): 428 Bears Say Hello!
Mood Bears ready & waiting to join the wards!
Second Delivery (Dec 2021): 100 Bears Arrive For Christmas!
First Delivery (Nov 2021): 90 Mood Bears Arrive!
Tell Me More About Mood Bears
Mood Bears are specially designed teddies, each representing one of eight internationally recognised moods. From Love Bear to Calm Bear, Nervous Bear to Silly Bear, these fluffy bundles come with their own special poems to share.
The bears were created by Mood Bear founder Joanna Proud to encourage children to talk, listen and better understand feelings, emotions and moods. They are a fabulous resource for emotional support. After all, who doesn’t love a bear hug sometimes?! More information can be found at www.moodbears.co.uk.
Of course these teddies are particularly valuable in a hospital setting, where young people are often trying to process very difficult or sad feelings and worries. Each child receiving a bear takes their new teddy friend home after their stay in, or visit to, the hospital, thus providing long term support and cuddles!
Mood Bears have been successfully introduced to support children in a number of hospitals around the UK, such as Birmingham’s Children Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Leicester Hospitals.
And, at Jolly Festive, we’re really excited to be assisting the arrival of Mood Bears at Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals in time for Christmas and into 2022.
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