Teddies for comfort packs
Karen Mackle knows what it’s like to be a scared child. Looking back, she knows she would have benefited from a comfort pack at that time.
Today, Mackle makes teddies for comfort packs, and from now on hundreds of them will be a little more snuggly for the children who need cuddles the most.
Mackle and local heating and insulation installers Comfortmaster have teamed up to provide the Tedz4thekidz programme with the warmest, softest and cuddliest teddies that Mackle can make.
Tedz4thekidz is a branch of 4theKidz, a registered charitable trust focused on supporting children and families, and the reduction of national child abuse incidents. Mackle’s focus on the Tedz4thekidz work is unwavering. Over time she has made 130 bears and 230 quilts. These are put with a torch and notebook and become a comfort pack.
Each item has a purpose - the bear is a safe friend in a confusing world, the blanket is security, the torch means they are never alone in the dark and the notebook is a place for expression.
The packages are stored at police stations around the country and given to children who suffer a traumatic incident, sometimes being removed from their homes.
Comfortmaster’s Jarred Green said they would continue to help Mackle for as long as she needs.
Karen Mackle and Jarred Green are very excited about the new snuggly teddies to come.