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Lichfield business donates teddy bears to adopted youngsters

A Lichfield business has dontated teddy bears to help youngsters settle into their new adopted families.

The Midlands Co-operative Society has handed over 120 cuddly friends to help the Birmingham Family Courts give each child a new bear when they start life in their new homes.

Sally Dowding, Jim Cunningham, Martin Cardinal and Estella Hindley QC with some of the teddy bears

Sally Dowding, Jim Cunningham, Martin Cardinal and Estella Hindley QC with some of the teddy bears

Jim Cunningham, manager of Midlands Co-operative’s Lichfield foodstore presented the bears to Her Honour Judge Estella Hindley QC, His Honour Judge Martin Cardinal and District Judge Sally Dowding.

“Giving a child a teddy bear with which to start their new family life might seem like a small gesture but these bears will symbolise so much for these children and will become treasured keepsakes,” Estella Hindley QC explained. “We are very grateful to Midlands Co-operative for this kind donation.”

Mr Cunningham added: “We were delighted to be able to offer our support to such a worthwhile cause.

“Our Society stocks toys in a number of our larger stores across the Midlands so it wasn’t too difficult for us to round up a the bears.

“It is very heart warming to know that children starting this new and exciting journey will still have a furry friend to take along and we sincerely hope that both enjoy many very happy times with their new families.”

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