A special delivery of teddies has been made to the paediatric team of the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital at NNUH to help ease the stress for children requiring emergency treatment.
Members of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Norfolk have delivered a full box of teddies to the team at the Children’s Emergency Department.
Emma Chapman, Senior Matron for the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital, said: “We are so grateful to the Norfolk Freemasons for the delivery of the TLC Teddies. When a child is admitted to our Children’s Emergency Department it can be a very scary environment and quite naturally children are very nervous. We are hoping that the provision of a TLC Teddy will help calm them down and allow the medical team to work with the TLC Teddy to treat the child.”
Michael Spalding, Chair of the Norfolk Freemasons Charitable Fund, said: “The TLC Teddies are funded by Norfolk Freemasons and we are delighted to provide them to the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital at the NNUH. It is for the medical staff, to give, at their discretion, to children admitted who are in severe distress and where the staff feel that a TLC Teddy will help alleviate the stress and assist them in their work.”
Louise Cook, Head of Fundraising said: “We are delighted to be the first acute trust in Norfolk to receive TLC Teddies from Norfolk Freemasons, we are hoping that this will be a lovely initiative which will make a difference to some of our young patients who have to enter the hospital.”
TLC Teddies were started over 17 years ago and the Freemasons have donated over 2,500,000 TLC eddies to Emergency Departments in England and Wales.