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An Enjoyable Evening with the Boscombe Salvation Army Band

This evening we celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the MND Association with the Boscombe Salvation Army Band.  It was a great evening’s entertainment – Songs and Music from the Films, ranging from Walt Disney classics old and new to Born Free and The Great Escape.  As well as the brass band, with and without the choir, there were also excellent solo performances and performances by the children’s choir including a puppet show to the Little Mermaid song “Under the Sea”.

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Over £1,300 was raised for the local MND Association East Dorset and New Forest, which is excellent news.

Teddy Bears & Cuddly Toy Animals Looking for New Homes

Now the holidays and illness are nearly over, we’re getting back to trying to find new homes for my teddy bear friends.  A selection of bears, animals and accessories can be seen on my eBay page and some will find new homes locally at events.

100% to the MND Association in celebration of their 40th anniversary on 6th October 2019. Sample selection below (Merrythought the Artist already rehomed)

Many thanks for your support 🙂

June Holiday

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Just a quick message to say I’m on my holidays in June .

I will put a hold on my eBaying of teddy bears but will be back in action from July onwards.  Thanks to everyone who has been supporting the MND Association by buying the bears, particularly the person ‘up North’ and the one in the South East – you know who you are 🙂

Walk to D’Feet MND – Ferndown Forest Golf Club to Upton Country Park – 10 Miles

We started our walk at 9.30 after registering and collecting our Walk to D’Feet MND t-shirts.  The route covered part of the Castleman Trailway, so we walked through woods, across fields, by rivers, over bridges, past a couple of pubs (yes a few popped in for quick refreshments at the Willet Arms!) and then on down past Broadstone Golf Club, along Upton Heath to Upton Country Park, where we were met with applause and a lovely array of cakes and snacks and a much welcome drink of squash.

We were so lucky with the weather, warm but not too hot, then after we got back home the heavens opened!  There were approximately 40 of us (each paying a  £10 registration fee and many were also sponsored), so hopefully a tidy sum was raised.  Even the dogs and Mandy, the MND Association bear, enjoyed themselves!

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Latest Teddy Bear Total

Today we’ve sold bear/cuddly toy number 60 and have raised over £300 so far!  Thanks to everyone who has purchased bears/cuddly toy animals, two have even gone abroad – one to Germany and one to France!

Here a just a few of the latest to be rehomed:


Yay!  That’s the first 40 teddy bears and and cuddly toys found new homes in celebration of the MND Association’s 40th anniversary on 6th October this year.  £216.29 raised so far.  Let’s see if we can rehome another 40 before 6th October!


Teddy Bear Fundraising has Passed £200 this Easter

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I’m please do say I’ve had a busy Easter on eBay and have now sold over £200 worth of teddy bears and cuddly toys for the MND Association, see my 2019 Fundraising pages for details.  Thanks everyone for their support.

Let’s see  what the total will be by 6th October, the date of 40th anniversary 🙂