Lincolnshire Police appeal for knitted bears

Lincolnshire Police are asking residents in the county if they are able to make knitted bears to donate some to them for consoling children.

In the past, if a child is involved in a road traffic collision, they would be given a free kitted bear to help keep them calm in a frightening experience.

This then helps police and other emergency services deal with the accident.

However, the charity which used to knit and provide the bears — known as Angel Bears — is no longer in existence.

This means Lincolnshire Police is running out of bears to give to children for free.

Police HQ is asking any knitting clubs or individuals in the county that would be willing to become part of their volunteer base to knit an annual supply of 500 bears to get in touch.

The force need enough for the next intake, required around September 2014. Bears need to be stuffed and knitted to a set pattern.

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To send bears to the force, package them up and deliver to Gill Finn, Community Safety Officer, Police Headquarters, Nettleham, Lincoln LN2 2LT or drop into a local police station.