A NORTH Yorkshire care home sent teddy bears residents had designed to child victims of war, poverty and abuse.

To mark National Teddy Bear Day, residetns at Hazelgrove Court Care Home in Saltburn-by-the-Sea sent the cuddly toys to The Teddy Trust.

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Sharon Lewis, activity coordinator at Hazelgrove Court Care Home, used a voucher to purchase four teddy bears using the Argos "build a bear soft toy" service.

Residents then chose to design two bears for boys and two for girls, picking clothing such as a pink dress, a moon and stars covered onesie, and silver space boots.

Sharon said: "When asking the residents how they would like to mark National Teddy Bear Day, they said they would like to donate teddies to children that need them.

“We looked on the internet and picked The Teddy Trust, who donate teddies to traumatised children around the world.

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"Often a cuddly teddy can make children feel loved."


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