Ben Rhydding pair lead appeal for knitters to make toys

Carolyn Hayes and Jill Dean

Carolyn Hayes and Jill Dean

First published in Local

Two dentistry workers are hoping to raise smiles on the faces of poverty-stricken children in Ukraine by sending them 2,000 teddies.

Practice manager Jill Dean and receptionist Carolyn Hayes are appealing for people to make the hand-knitted toys based on a pattern called Teddies for Tragedy.

The scheme dates back to 1986, when hand-made bears were added to a consignment of medicines sent to a refugee camp in Sudan. Doctors were thrilled to see the toys cheer children up, with some youngsters smiling for the first time.

The teddies will be sent with a Yorkshire Aid convoy in March, but around 1,700 need to be knitted by the end of February.

To obtain the teddy knitting pattern, ring 01943 605058 or call into the practice on Valley Drive, Ben Rhydding, between 9am and 5pm.

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1:46pm Sat 15 Jan 11

Chris_Finch says...

Aww, lovely news :) - and btw, isn't Ukraine in the EU? - meaning that there should hardly be any poverty in the country?
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(and when I say poverty, I don't mean people not having Playstations and XBoxs..)
Aww, lovely news :) - and btw, isn't Ukraine in the EU? - meaning that there should hardly be any poverty in the country? . (and when I say poverty, I don't mean people not having Playstations and XBoxs..) Chris_Finch
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5:41pm Mon 17 Jan 11

albion says...

Chris_Finch wrote:
Aww, lovely news :) - and btw, isn't Ukraine in the EU? - meaning that there should hardly be any poverty in the country?
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(and when I say poverty, I don't mean people not having Playstations and XBoxs..)
Many Eastern European countries were admitted even though they didn't meet the financial requirements, probably to aid political stability rather than enhance the trading side of things, It will take years for them to catch up.
[quote][p][bold]Chris_Finch[/bold] wrote: Aww, lovely news :) - and btw, isn't Ukraine in the EU? - meaning that there should hardly be any poverty in the country? . (and when I say poverty, I don't mean people not having Playstations and XBoxs..)[/p][/quote]Many Eastern European countries were admitted even though they didn't meet the financial requirements, probably to aid political stability rather than enhance the trading side of things, It will take years for them to catch up. albion
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