Weston-super-Mare girls’ brigade raises hospice cash

PUBLISHED: 18:00 30 August 2016

Brigade members presenting the books to CHSW.

Brigade members presenting the books to CHSW.

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A Weston girls’ group raised funds for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) by selling teddies and turning their adventures into stories.

The 1st Weston Girls’ Brigade presented the hospice, which is based at Charlton Farm in Wraxall, with a cheque for more than £200 after they sold 25 teddy bears as part of their fundraising efforts.

A spokesman for the Weston brigade said: “As part of a challenge for Children’s Hospice South West’s 25th anniversary, the girls were given 25 teddy bears to take away to do some fundraising.

“The girls managed to sell all the bears in one morning and asked the people buying them to write a short story about the teddy’s adventure.

“When the stories were returned, the girls made them into books, which again they sold – increasing the amount further.

“Several books were also presented to the hospice so the families staying with them could also enjoy the adventures.”

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