New Landmark Reached

Recently, an incredible milestone was met when the 200,000th soft toy was given to a young patient at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. A total of 17 hospitals in North, South and West Yorkshire, participate in the TLC scheme, which is funded by West Riding Masonic Charities, and receive a box of teddies every month, which they have done so since 2008.

The hospitals are Ripon, Harrogate, Airedale, Wharfedale, Bradford, Pontefract, Dewsbury, Pinderfields, Leeds Children’s Hospital, Huddersfield, Calderdale, Barnsley, Doncaster, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Bassetlaw, Rotherham and Mexborough. Sheffield Children’s Hospital has also formed a partnership with Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, which now also receive a monthly box of teddies.