This Christmas Cudis is proud to support the TLC Appeal registered charity.
The TLC Appeal helps severely distressed children that are unfortunate enough to find themselves in hospital Accident & Emergency units and also those children who are terminally ill and are being supported either in a hospice or at home.
TLC Teddy Bears are provided free of charge to these locations all across the UK, for medical staff to give, at their discretion, to children who are in distress and where the medical staff feel that a Teddy Bear to cuddle will help alleviate stress and also assist staff in their work.
Children subsequently going home can take their Teddy Bears with them.
Through our purchase of Teddy Bears to give to our customers this Christmas, we have raised charitable funds to pay for the hospital Teddy Bears.
Medical staff think TLC Teddy Bears are a wonderful idea and the extremely positive feedback received from them and children’s relatives, shows how successful, comforting and helpful the TLC programme is.
We caught up with our resident in-house Teddy Bear here at Cudis to see what he’s been up to!
Role: Chief Child Comforter
Who was your childhood crush?: It’s a bit embarrassing but I did have a huge crush on the young Cindy Bear before she got together with Yogi.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?: I already have the only one I need – the ability to stop children crying.
If you could teleport to any time in history when would it be?: It would have to be to around the start of the 1900’s where I could meet my first ancestors.
What bones have you broken and how?: I haven’t broken any bones – I tend to bounce quite easily! I did have a nasty encounter with an inquisitive sausage dog once though.
What is your favourite drink?: I love a Bee’s Knees Honey Cocktail – I’m very partial to a bit of honey.
What is your favourite TV Show?: Running Wild with Bear Grylls.
What is the best gift you have ever received?: I once got given a tiny panda that I absolutely adored! I took it everywhere with me until it finally fell apart. Now it’s down to me to be the one to give happiness to other children.
What was the naughtiest thing you did as a youngster?: I love to play video games but one day I was naughty and spent over £50 of my owners money on games I downloaded to my iPaw. He wasn’t too happy when the credit card bill came through.
Who is the most famous person you have met?: I was once in London at Great Ormond Street Hospital when the Queen visited to open a new wing. It was a very proud moment in my life. They don’t get much more famous than that.
What was your most embarrassing moment?: About a year ago I was put in the washing machine to have a freshen up and after drying out in the airing cupboard, I ended up being misplaced and spent 5 days in an underwear drawer.