Knit a bear to help Police console children involved in traffic accidents

Knitted Bears

Lincolnshire Police are asking residents in the county if they are able to make knitted bears to donate some to them for consoling children.

In the past, if a child is involved in a road traffic collision, they would be given a free knitted bear to help keep them calm in a frightening experience. This then helps police and other emergency services deal with the accident.

However, the charity which used to knit and provide the bears — known as Angel Bears — is no longer in existence. This means Lincolnshire Police is running out of bears to give to children for free.

Police HQ is asking any knitting clubs or individuals in the county that would be willing to become part of their volunteer base to knit an annual supply of 500 bears to get in touch.

The force need enough for the next intake, required around September 2014. Bears need to be stuffed and knitted to a set pattern.

Liliane Coogan has the patterns for these teddy bears. Come along on a Thursday evening at the Fox and Hounds at 7.30pm and you can have a copy of the knitting patterns.

via Liliane Coogan, Knit & Natter

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