The Masonic Charitable foundation and the Teddies for Loving Care Masonic Charity are very happy to announce that the new TLC teddies with the little heart-shaped nose will be heading out across England and Wales this week.

All the teddies will feature one of the six classic TLC colours of soft pink, pale blue, lemon sherbet, bright green, lilac and post-box red. Each also has the perfect squidge for a cuddle that will bring comfort to a child that is having a difficult time. Children always get to keep their new bears and they often go on to become good companions.

The majority of TLC bears are sent to children’s accident and emergency units to help calm distressed children or reward them for being brave. Receiving one of these colourful little bears can make a huge difference to a child’s experience of visiting hospital.

These special teddies are all donated by local Freemasons who also volunteer their time to manage Teddies for Loving Care in their Province. So far almost 3 million teddies have been given out to children in need which is an amazing achievement.