From the outset I need to declare an interest in this week’s theme! I’ve known Finlay since he was a baby – and am heavily involved in organising Operation Teddy Bear – to the point that I’m dreaming about teddies!!
Actually I blogged about Fin last year – when the Gallery theme was ‘Spectacular‘.
Since then Fin has continued with his treatment – and living the life a 10 year old boy should with school, fun with family and friends, and some of his favourite sports.
He’s also passionate about raising money for both Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Brain Tumour Research – which we are supporting with Operation Teddy Bear – as well as trying to get in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The support from people far and wide has been astonishing – from donations of teddy bears and cash – to #opteddybear selfies on social media – from people who know Fin – and others, including some celebs! We’ve still got almost a month until the event on May 3rd – so any support that you can give would be massively welcome. The Just Giving site is here.
I’m off to scour the charity shops of the Lake District for teddies whilst we’re away for Easter!
So – here are the Price family with their #opteddybear pictures:
And the construction company we own also managed some ‘Builder Bears’!!!
Please pop across and see other people’s teddy bears: