like you to meet Dr Ted – he’s the new ambassador for the Rotherham Hospital
and Community Charity’s children’s appeal.
The mascot, designed by the charity and
Rainbow Productions, has been brought to life thanks to donations to the Dr Ted
children’s appeal, which he is named after.
The 6ft, furry yellow bear will support the
charity’s fundraising for resources, equipment and projects which benefit The
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s youngest and most vulnerable patients.
The charity also hopes individuals, schools
and organisations organising fundraising activities will invite Dr Ted along to
help raise awareness about the difference the charity makes.
Barry Mellor, Chair of the Charitable Funds
Committee, said: “Thanks to your fundraising and donations, the charity has
been able to fund a wonderful new teddy bear mascot, which we were delighted to
unveil for the first time.
“It has been a real labour of love bringing
Dr Ted to life. We wanted a friendly, cheerful, colourful and fun mascot who
would instantly make patients of all ages smile and feel more comfortable
during their hospital stay. From the wonderful reactions we’ve already had, I
think we have definitely achieved that.”
You can also
support the Dr Ted children’s appeal online at Just Giving here - www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/rhcgc/drted
For more information about the Rotherham
Hospital and Community Charity please contact Suzanne Rutter on 01709 426821 or