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Sponsor A Large Mood Bear!

£11.35

Sponsor the provision of a Large Mood Bear for a young patient or sibling at Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals in Surrey. (100% of funds raised, save for fees incurred, will go directly towards the purchase and delivery of bears to the hospitals.)

Give the gift of a Large Mood Bear to a young patient or their sibling at Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals in Surrey. Help empower children to talk about their feelings and process their emotions.

100% of your donation (save for credit card & processing fees charged by the platform) will go directly to purchasing Mood Bears for the hospital.  No funds will be kept by Jolly Festive nor used for any other purposes.  Each bear sponsored will be delivered directly to the hospitals before Christmas 2021, ready to be delivered to the paediatric patients as well as some visiting siblings and children of hospital patients at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust over Christmas and into 2022.

Mood Bears are specially designed teddies, each representing an internationally recognised mood.  The bears were created in hope that, with time, they will encourage their owners to talk, listen and understand feelings, emotions and moods. They are a fabulous resource through which to support all children emotionally.  More information can be found at www.moodbears.co.uk.

The bears are particularly valuable in a hospital setting where young people are often trying to process very difficult, sad or worrying feelings, and have been successfully introduced to support children in hospitals around the UK, such as Birmingham's Children Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital.  Each child receiving a bear will take their new teddy friend home after their stay in, or visit to, the hospital.  At Jolly Festive, we are really excited to be assisting the arrival of Mood Bears at Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals later this year and into 2022.

[Please note that both bears and their recipients will be selected by hospital staff to ensure that they reach the children that will benefit most from their support.  All funds raised, save for any credit card and other processing fees incurred by the platforms used, will go directly to the purchase of Mood Bears for the hospital.]

With our grateful thanks to Mood Bears and Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for their support with this fundraiser and of course to you for helping us make this fuzzy teddy bear dream into a reality!