Two thousand angel bears will be winging their way to Bury police station on Wednesday 31 October at 11.30 ready to be given out to children who come in to the station’s child protection unit and front desk.
The bears will be delivered by charity called Angelbear which was started by a former nurse and mother of five who wanted to help children in upsetting and distressing situations, and evolved into supplying refuges, hospices, orphanages, children's homes, police, hospitals, fire service and even coast guards all over the world!
Bury-based PSCO Shelley Flitcroft is one of the knitters for the charity she said,” I’m so proud to be involved in knitting bears for children in crisis”.
Becky, from Bury Children's Home, was a recipient of some of the angelbears, she said, “The children absolutely loved them and were truly touched when I told them about angelbear.org.uk and what it is you do”.
If you are nifty with the needles and want to help, patterns and contact details for angelbears can be found on their website http://angelbear.org.uk/pats.html
Photo opportunity: Bury Police HQ, 2nd floor, room 6 Wednesday 31 October at 12 noon