WE RAISE FUNDS FOR THE SUPPLY OF CUDDLY TOYS TO
A&E UNITS FOR CHILDREN IN SEVERE DISTRESS
WELCOME TO THE NEW ZEALAND TLC APPEAL
STOP PRESS: As at 31 December 2019, 25,000 teddies have been given away in New Zealand
Being in the Emergency Department can be very frightening, especially for children. TLC Appeal exists to help comfort those children by giving them cuddly toys paid for by your kind donations.
The Appeal started in the UK and Ireland, and has so far donated over 2 million teddies to children in need.
"Our daughter was in Starship for her first birthday and received one of your teddy bears which was a moment of joy for us. Purple Teddy was there for her comfort during a lot of intimidating tests, procedures and after care in a time where she couldn’t yet tell us her thoughts, and almost a year on Millie and her teddy bear are very firm friends. There’s not a day or night that goes by that they aren’t hand in hand and it’s gorgeous to see the connection she has with her bear. The only thing is that Purple Teddy is looking a little worse for wear, he’s been on a lot of adventures you see. Can I please request another light purple teddy for our daughter so as they can do shifts ;) It’s a lot of love for one bear to handle!! I would love to have a backup bear so I know Millie’s heart won’t be broken if he was to go missing unexpectedly. Much appreciated, Sarah & Millie"
"My daughter was taken to hospital seriously ill recently. Fortunately, she responded well to treatment and was able to come home after three days. The teddy she received while we waited in ED was a godsend . She loves that teddy so much and it has not left her side."
"My granddaughter was in hospital a few weeks ago and was given one of your teddies which she loves to bits. Last week I had to go into hospital myself. My granddaughter came into visit me and insisted I had to have her teddy as "Teddy makes everyone better". No wonder I love her so much."
Donations are accepted by credit card and bank transfer. Thank you for your help!