MediBear to the rescue! Group helps first responders in north Norfolk with generous donation

George Cooper and Tim Thirst, group coordinator, of Stalham Ambulance First Responder group with a n

George Cooper and Tim Thirst, group coordinator, of Stalham Ambulance First Responder group with a new collection of MediBears. Picture: Stalham First Responders - Credit: Archant

Members of a coastal church group have been hard at work creating dozen of special teddies to help calm young children.

MediBears are small teddies used by health care professionals to turn a potentially frightening experience into a positive one.

And a group of first responders for the East of England Ambulance Service, who are used to being the first on scene following a 999 call, has been overwhelmed following a recent donation of them.

Responders from the Stalham group in north Norfolk have seen the effectiveness of MediBears in calming a child down.

So when they put out a request for volunteers to knit more bears, they said the response was fantastic.


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Members of the Walcott Church Cafe group immediately got knitting and the result was dozens of MediBears wearing a plethora of bright outfits, waiting to bring comfort.

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