Volunteers make their mark with Trauma Teddies

Volunteers make their mark with Trauma Teddies

Nedlands Community Care (NCC) has become a popular drop-off spot for Red Cross ‘Trauma Teddies’.  These smiley toys are destined for ambulances and fire trucks and will be gifted to children who have experienced trauma in emergency situations.

Long-time volunteer Shirley Medcalf, who has been helping out at the City of Nedlands community centre in Waratah Avenue over more than 25 years, couldn’t resist the call for more of her much-loved soft toys – and it seems many others couldn’t resist either.

Shirley says while the teddies are made to a pattern, she loves seeing that each one has its own unique smile and colour combination.

UPDATE:  Just before Easter, a consignment of 78 Trauma Teddies were sent from Nedlands Community Care to the Red Cross for distribution to Western Australian fire and police stations.  We sincerely thank all who have donated to this worthy cause.

If you’d like to help, pick up a pattern, or call Julie at Nedlands Community Care on 9386 6170.

ENDS

Photo:  Bags of donated Trauma Teddies at Nedlands’ Community Care ready for delivery.

 

About the City of Nedlands 

The City of Nedlands is situated 7km from the Perth CBD and stretches from the banks of the Swan River to the white sands of the Indian Ocean. Covering the suburbs of Nedlands, Dalkeith, Mt Claremont, Swanbourne, Karrakatta and parts of Floreat and Shenton Park, the City of Nedlands is home to a population of approximately 22,000 residents.

For further information please contact communications@nedlands.wa.gov.au or 9273 3500