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Byline: Zoe Bear

AFTER a gruelling couple of days cycling from Rotterdam to Billingham, battling gusts of wind, battered by rain, team Doornbos arrived at Zoe's Place to be welcomed by me, Zoe Bear, (and some nurses and children of course).

We sat and enjoyed coffee and cake before they left for their final leg of the journey to Billingham where all the remaining Doornbos staff greeted the team with hotdogs and prosecco. Well done Team Doornbos.

Our children and our nurses and of course me, enjoyed a teddy bears' picnic in the garden. It was a lovely sunny day and we got the picnic blankets out and relaxed.

Our new mayor Billy Wells came along and enjoyed tea and cake while we sang some songs and listened to stories - my favourite is Teddy's Bear Picnic.

I must tell you all that I do work some of the time and don't just eat cake all of the time.

I recently went to Normanby Primary School and Green Gates Primary and whilst Rachael was talking to the children about the work we do at Zoe's Place, I was playing with the children and we did a sponsored dance-athon.

We did giggle and had lots of fun and also raised pennies to help care for our special babies and children.

Two-hundred-andseventy fun loving people took part in our It's a Knockout competition. Climbing over giant inflatables, working as a team they giggled from start to finish and ended up very wet after doing the conga while the crew threw buckets of water over them!

Rapid Relief Team provided the hot barbecue lunch for us all whilst our wonderful team of volunteers ran our tombola and teddy on string game.

It's a Knockout will be taking place again next year so get your team of 10 together and book in early.

Until next time Zoe Bear


Passion plant, taken by Jean Earle, of Norton

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Jul 10, 2019
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