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George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton

George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton is the latest hospital to work with Aching Arms bears and here are some of the bears that have just been delivered there. Other hospitals that have come on board recently include North Middlesex Hospital, Enfield, Greater London and Little Havens Hospital in Essex, which brings the total number of hospitals working with us to 47.

Aching Arms volunteers happy to be at family fun day

Two of our amazing volunteers have been representing Aching Arms at a family fun day to raise money for the Honeysuckle Team at Liverpool Women’s Hospital. Sarah Taylor and Melissa Barclay attended the event, called Teddy’s Day, which was being held in memory of Teddy Sam Wood. The Honeysuckle Team at Liverpool Women’s Hospital offer our comfort bears to families who have lost their baby and so it was an […]

Attending the opening of new family suite

                 We were delighted to be invited to attend the opening of the new Family Suite at Bassetlaw Hospital in Worksop this week. Joel The Complete Package raised thousands of pounds to fund the opening of the new suite and they kindly invited other charities along to the grand opening. It is a fantastic facility and will make a huge difference to families […]

New hospitals working with us

In the last couple of months five new hospitals have agreed to work with us to offer our comfort bears. The latest hospitals to come on board are Derriford Hospital, in Plymouth, Glangwili Hospital, Carmarthen, Wales,  Kingsmill Hospital, in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, and John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, St George’s Hospital, London and Royal Calderdale Hospital, Halifax. This brings the total number of hospitals working us to 42.

Aching Arms represented at baby loss meeting

Our charity co-ordinator Leanne Turner was invited to attend the All Party Parliamentary Group on Baby Loss at the House of Commons yesterday. She said: “It was amazing to represent Aching Arms yesterday at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Baby Loss. I spoke up for all the families who walk this journey with us and can not tell you how wonderful it feels to truly be ‪‎breaking the taboo‬ […]

Voluntary ambassadors pilot a success

Volunteer Lindsay Oliver is helping lead our voluntary ambassadors scheme. The first presentation was held recently with a group of local health visitors for Thundersley in Essex. Lindsay said: “I am thrilled to say that the session went really well and that the feedback was extremely positive.  It was encouraging not only to hear good feedback about the presentation, and the accompanying resources, but also to hear such praise about […]

Nottingham Tea Party to be held this weekend

A fundraising Teddy Bear’s Tea Party will be held on Sunday, April 3, in Nottingham. Katie Keating is hosting the event, which will be held at Pole Palais Studios, Church St, Basford, from 3pm-5pm and will feature face painting, a raffle, light refreshments, character meet and greets and children’s party games. It would be great if anyone in the Nottingham area could support her event. We hope it goes really well. Katie, […]