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Teddies donated to North Devon District HospitalLast week Freemason Devon Co-ordinator of Teddies for Loving Care Keith Bower, North Devon Freemason Roger Heffer and Assistant Provincial Grant Master for Devonshire Charles Yelland visited the hospital with a new delivery of teddys to pass to the staff for the children being treated at North Devon District Hospital.

Amazingly, since 2008, the Devon Freemasons have donated a staggering 43,000 teddies for sick children in Devon, and nationally they aim to donate 3 million to hospitals across the UK by the end of 2018.

Play Specialist Fran Greenaway said...

“The children are always delighted to receive these teddies. Some of our children who visit regularly have collected a team of them, all wearing different coloured jumpers. They really help to brighten a child’s day when they come into hospital. It can be very daunting for young children when they are admitted here and the teddies help us to put them at ease. The children take their teddy around the hospital with them – to our school, our children’s Ward, our children’s out-patients, theatre, A&E and x-ray and then they take them home to keep."

Fundraiser Julie Whitton said...

“The hospital charity cannot thank the Freemason’s enough for these little teds. They really do make a difference and it is really important we can help our children feel settled when they visit.”

To find out more about the hospital charity “Over and Above” visit and the charity’s facebook page or contact the North Devon District Hospital Fundraising Team on 01271 311772 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Freemasons: Surgical Staff Nurse Sandra Fox, Freemason Charles Yelland, Radiology Superintendent Jude Roome, Freemason Roger Heffer, Freemason Keith Bower and Play Specialist Fran Greenaway

For more information about this press release, call Julie Whitton in the fundraising office on 01271 311772 or e-mail her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Or Clive Eden Masonic Press Officer on 01626-354176
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