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Collectable teddies will help children.

MORE than 50 collectable teddy bears are to be auctioned to raise money to help children receiving treatment at the new Northumbria hospital in Cramlington. The traditional Steiff and Charlie Bears are being sold by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust's Bright Charity today and are expected to fetch around PS1,000.

The 33 lots, including a Steiff Diana 50th birthday bear, are going under the hammer by specialist toy auctioneer Vectis online and at its base in Thornaby, Stockton.

They were given to the trust by collector Gay Gilmore, of Whitley Bay, who passed away last year aged 83.

Money raised from the sale will go towards buying toys and arranging activities for children receiving care at the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital.

Brenda Longstaff, from Northumbria Healthcare, said: "Receiving such a special legacy gift was quite unusual for the charity."

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 24, 2015
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