The bear gen­erosi­ties

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

FREEMA­SONS are help­ing to cheer up chil­dren in hos­pi­tal by giv­ing them teddy bears.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the 24 lodges and 10 chap­ters at the Ma­sonic Cen­tre in Wind­sor End, Bea­cons­field, handed over soft toys to the pae­di­atrics unit at Wex­ham Park Hos­pi­tal.

Scheme co-or­di­na­tor Mel Shah, 57, of Ham­p­den Hill, Bea­cons­field, said: “Freema­sonry is all about friend­ship, in­tegrity and char­ity, so the Ted­dies for Loving Care scheme – TLC – is close to our hearts.”

The scheme was set up by Es­sex Freema­sons but it now takes place through­out Eng­land and Wales. Two mil­lion ted­dies have been dis­trib­uted in the past 12 years. Mr Shah handed over the lat­est batch which cost £200.

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