Teddy Bob helps Ronald
A giant teddy bear has teamed up with Porirua New World to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House rebuild in Newtown.
‘‘Teddy Bob’’, who belongs to the Ronald McDonald House and survived the demolition, has since been in the care of Shirley Love and her husband.
‘‘It was a good opportunity to raise money – and it’s a good cause,’’ said Mrs Love, a New World staff member.
For the past two weeks Teddy Bob has been sitting by the exit of New World Porirua, collecting spare change from shoppers.
In the first week, $260 was raised.
Mrs Love said Thorndon New World would probably use Bob next so it too could raise money.
Teddy Bob is available to borrow for any business who would like to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House.
Bearable: While mum shopped,
Oliver Winter cuddled up to Porirua’s biggest bear, Teddy
Bob, at Porirua New World.