Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council

03/19/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/19/2019 11:29

Civic reception recognises Trauma Teddy knitters

Tue, March 19, 2019

A civic reception for local Trauma Teddy knitters has taken place in Cloonavin.

The event was attended by members of the Nimble Knitters based in Ballysally and representatives of the Dry Arch Children's Centre. Both groups have been busy knitting handmade soft teddy bears which local PSNI officers have used to comfort children caught up in traumatic situations.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Brenda Chivers said: 'When a child witnesses a distressing event, sometimes words of comfort are not enough and the trauma teddies can make a real difference in providing much needed reassurance. I am very thankful to these local groups who have given up their time to make these teddy bears which will make a positive difference to some of the most vulnerable members of our community.'

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The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Brenda Chivers presents the Coat of Arms to Brenda MacQueen and Kathy Greeve along with Lucille Wright.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Brenda Chivers pictured with a selection of the knitted trauma teddies with Lucille Wright, Sergeant Darrell McIvor and Kathy Greeve.