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Teddies at the ready to help children
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A WOMAN who sends teddy bears to deprived children in developing countries has so far this year sent hundreds of toys around the world.

Tricia Gibb, 56, a retired NHS hospital secretary from , started sending the toys with a group of friends six years ago after hearing about the idea through a minister at her church, United Reformed Church in Chiswell Green.

About 30 of her friends stitch the soft bears before they are given to people they know who are visiting a country where children are in need.

Tricia said: "In some ways the teddy bears do just as much good as medicine.

"For many of the children it's their first gift and the feedback we have from them is amazing.

"The only thing I request of those who take the bears is to send photos of the children receiving them."

March saw 400 of the soft toys sent to orphanages in Zambia, in April a nurse took 50 of the bears to Kashmir for children affected by the Asian earthquake last October, and, in July, 100 will go with a teacher to India.

8:59amThursday15thJune2006

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