YOUNGSTERS being admitted to Huddersfield Royal infirmary will find the task little more “bear-able”, thanks to the Freemasons.
The charity organisation has teamed up with Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust to give every child admitted to the Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital A&E departments a cuddly teddy on arrival, in a bid to calm them down and take their minds of any injuries or ailments.
The Teddies for Loving Care (TLC) initiative is being funded by the Province of Yorkshire West Riding Freemasons.
Provincial Grand Master John Clayton said: “Every year, freemasons support a huge raft of different charities and good causes throughout the province.
“Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is extremely enthusiastic about the TLC scheme, as it can see the real benefits it will bring to young patients being brought in”.
Emergency care matron, Julie Dean, said: “Coming into hospital can be a worrying time for children and their parents. The teddies are a lovely gesture and will help to bring back some smiles.”