This year, for the first time, I Love My Bear Week is taking place – a seven day celebration of all things teddy bear!
Commencing on Monday 25th October bear lovers from all over the UK are being encouraged to join in the celebrations and help raise funds for The Children’s Trust at the same time.
There are loads of ways to take part. You could take your teddy bear to work for a day, making a donation to The Children’s Trust; host a teddy bear picnic or teddy bear themed party for the kids over half term, or by buy a special edition of ‘The Bestest Ever Bear’ poetry book.
The book published by Walker Books at just £4.99, with profits benefiting The Children’s Trust, is a charming book of bear poems, chosen and illustrated by Colin West with foreword by Phil Tufnell. Officially launched on 25th October, it's packed with poems about bears – from A.A. Milne and Furry Bear to John Agard and Sir Grizzly; from Spike Milligan and Polar Bear to Hiawyn Oram and Rare Bear.
‘The Bestest Ever Bear’ poetry book is available at Waterstones and other main bookshops and can also be purchased on-line.
You can find out more about I Love My Bear Week or download information about bear themed activities from the Children's Trust website, and you can even make your donation online. The charity care for children from all over the UK, providing care, education, therapy and rehabilitation to those with multiple disabilities and acquired brain injury through accident or illness.
To celebrate this special week, Royal Mail have kindly donated a beautiful presentation set of their new stamps, featuring, arguably the most famous bear in the world. The new UK Winnie the Pooh stamps feature the original illustrations to AA Milne's classic, by EH Shephard.
|Photo credit: Royal Mail|
Along with the stamp presentation set, Royal Mail have also donated a gorgeous writing set, containing 30 sheets, 15 envelopes and a sticker sheet worth £9.99.
In addition to these lovely prizes donated by Royal Mail, the prize will also include a copy of the Trust's 'The Bestest Ever Bear' poetry book.
So please do get involved with I love my bear week and make a donation to the Children's Trust - no matter how small.
How to enter the giveaway:
1. Make sure you are following my blog.
2. Follow @Childrens_Trust on twitter.
3. Tweet the following : Its I love my bear week @Childrens_Trust http://bit.ly/dxUrgU & I'm entering @missielizzieb 's blog competition http://bit.ly/byTO3y
4. Leave a comment below stating that you have done all these steps and leave your twitter name.
The competition will close at midnight on 31st October. Open to UK only.
Prize package consists of a set of Winnie the Pooh stamps, writing set and poetry book as described above.