The South Wales TLC Appeal Scheme is being launched at Sure and Stedfast Lodge 8991 on Saturday 24th September 2016 at Cardiff Masonic Hall, with a presentation by TLC Appeal Founder & Chairman Ian Simpson. The lodge opens at 10.15am. Luncheon can be booked by contacting the Secretary Colin Grey email: email@example.com
Teddies for Loving Care
Launched in 2016, the ‘Teddies for Loving Care’ (TLC) scheme aims to reduce the distress and fear experienced by children admitted to hospital, by providing teddy bears to A&E units.
The teddies are used in various ways:
- Simply for the child to cuddle
- To make it easier for staff to befriend a worried child
- As a reward to the child for ‘being brave’
- To help staff demonstrate medical procedures
Donations to the scheme are made by individual lodges, and the teddies purchased are passed direct to hospitals. Each teddy comes with a tag that reads ‘Donated by local Freemasons’, so that parents of children can appreciate that the teddies are a charitable gift to the hospital.