On Friday 28th April, two volunteer-based charity organisations spent the morning at Medibank Place, so that the Marketing team could donate their time to people in need.
The first, Trauma Teddy™, is run by the Red Cross. Every year thousands of these knitted teddies are given away to children who need support. They might be affected by disaster such as fires or floods, or just in need of a little extra TLC. The simple gift of a Trauma Teddy™ lets them know that they are not alone.
The teddies are completely hand-crafted, and every single one is unique. The body for the teddy is knitted by a volunteer. Then, it’s the job of teddy makers to sew them together, stuff them, stitch on a smiling face, and add a Red Cross label.
This was the first time that some of the team had picked up a needle! Luckily, there were lots of helpers on hand, and it was a great activity, which worked really well for crafters of all levels. Brand Specialist, James Timms, who helped to organise the morning, said: “Getting out of my comfort zone and sewing for the first time was a little nerve-wracking, however the sense of accomplishment I felt when putting together the teddies was worth it. I loved seeing the team bond, have a laugh, and ultimately, give back to those less fortunate”.