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Mercury Mall’s Breakfast Club knits teddy bears for grieving parents at Queen’s Hospital

PUBLISHED: 17:00 05 October 2018

Hand knitted teddy bears were delivered by Mercury Mall to the Snowdrop Room at Queen's Hospital for grieving parents.

Hand knitted teddy bears were delivered by Mercury Mall to the Snowdrop Room at Queen's Hospital for grieving parents.

Mercury Mall

Staff at a shopping centre delivered hand knitted teddy bears to grieving parents who had still births at Queen’s Hospital.

The bears were knitted by the Breakfast Club which is run by the helpdesk team at the Mercury Mall, Romford, and were taken to the hospital by helpdesk ambassador Carol Fletcher and deputy centre manager Natalie Bays.

The delivery was made to the Snowdrop Room where parents can say their goodbyes.

The teddy bears are given in pairs, with one laid alongside the baby and the other given to the parents as a memory.

Natalie said: “The Breakfast Club comprises a very kind and caring group of ladies.

“They have been working for months to give some comfort at what is a very difficult time for local parents, this being one of many philanthropic projects, having recently been involved in knitting blankets for premature babies and twiddlemuffs for people living with dementia.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to those at the Snowdrop Room should direct them to “The Bereavement Team” within the trust.

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