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For photos of bears knitted from the Teddies for Tragedies pattern, to be donated to children in need of something to love:

Teddies for Tragedies is not a registered charity, it has no central organisation, no rules, regulations, or subscription fees. It is just a knitting (and crochet) pattern. Most British teddies go to Africa, eastern Europe and Asia, though not exclusively.

How it began: In 1986 a washable knitted teddy was added to a consignment of medicines going to a refugee camp in the Sudan. The doctors replied "These teddies do more good than the medicines. They cheer the children up, give them hope, and soon they are on the road to recovery" Teddy knitting began, a bag was added, increasing play value and over the years standards have improved, making teddies more safe and durable.

There is also a thriving teddy movement in Canada whose teddies mainly go to the Caribbean and South America.

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  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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