Treasured teddy raffle to raise money for keyworkers

A Wirral business, which is used to creating treasured memories, has made a special NHS keepsake teddy bear to raise money for the hardworking doctors and nurses during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Jayne Dixon, who owns Memories to Treasure in Heswall, usually creates personalised memory bears and keepsakes such as cushions and quilts using sentimental items of clothing or fabric. She set up her business following the loss of her Dad, and has created teddys from wedding dresses, baby clothes and clothing belonging to loved ones.

Thinking she could put her sewing skills to good use while supporting our medical staff in Wirral, Jayne handcrafted a special NHS bear wearing scrubs to raffle.

She said:

“My friend created a sewing group making scrubs for the medical staff and someone said to me there – you should make one of your bears in scrubs – so I did! I just saw that everyone was trying to do their bit during this awful time and I thought I might make a bit of money for them to have a treat when we come out of the other side of all this.”

There are still tickets available for the raffle where a total of 300 tickets were put on sale at a cost of £5 each – but they are selling fast! So, if you have a special someone who couldn’t resist Jayne’s teddy bear – then be quick as she is hoping to raise at least £1500 for medical staff.

The raffle will be drawn on April the 17th.

If you would like to support the raffle and be in with a chance of winning the NHS bear you can enter here