Teddies will bring smiles at NSPCC

Staff with the teddies
Staff with the teddies
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Toy company Build-a-Bear has donated three crates full of teddies to the NSPCC’s service centre in Peterborough.

The bears will be given to young people who have experienced abuse or neglect and are receiving bespoke treatment from practitioners. Karen Garvie, Peterborough team manager, said: “Toys can bring comfort and a much needed smile to a young person when going through difficult times.

“Some of the children don’t have a lot of things to play with at home, or have come from chaotic backgrounds, so being able to give them a bear of their own is a great thing.

“We would like to say a massive thank you to Build-A-Bear for their wonderful donation.” Pictured are children’s service practitioners Su Wright, Gemma Starr and Matthew Mitchell and service centre manager Sue Whitwood.