The Krugersdorp Lions supply teddies to children from all walks of life who are in need of comfort, including the Teddy Bear Clinic.
The purpose of the Clinic is to assist and support children who have to appear at court, mainly due to abuse they experienced.
The TBC have purchased a house opposite the court where the children are seen to. At the moment they are doing renovations to one of the back rooms where they plan to put in a two-way mirror where the victims will be interviewed
There are elderly ladies in two retirement villages that are filling and finishing off teddies, (one of the ladies is blind and another is 95) These teddies are being sent to us from Women’s Institutes and Lions Clubs in the UK
People who benefit
The Kagiso Child & Family Unitwere given 120 teddies in June 2009, and the Police Family Unit in Dobsonville have asked for 50.
Bev Geldenhuis Bev Geldenhuis received an email asking for a donation of 100 teddies for abandoned and orphaned children in Mamelodi.
The patients at Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital have been given kits as well as patterns so that they are able to knit teddies for their pleasure. These. I believe they sell in their little shop.
Marjorie lives in the in SA for 6 months and thengoes back to the UK for 6 months. She together with ladies from aKrugersdorp Womens Group are knitting for our project
Martha Davies is in her 90’s. She no longer knits teddies but makes them from fabric. She lives in the Golden Harvest Retirement Village near Magaliesburg.
Joey le Roux, Gordon and Marjorie.
Ladies from Zone 2B in the UK
Edna, Shirley and Lucy
Edna is the lady that holds it all together and encourages the ladies to be active. She also donates a lot of odds that are passed on to Martha for the TB ward and other odds that I pass on to the creche in Quellerie Park where Carolyn does the soup/feeding of the children.
Rene, Lucy and Jenny
Rene is a blind lady. She helps to fill the teddies. Lucy is 95 and finishes them off. Lucy even crochets ties for each teddy.