Our knit and natter group meets once a fortnight and along with our own projects we also knit for to support others. This term it has been to support STAR with their teddy appeal.

The Trauma Teddy initiative started out initially to comfort children who have been sexually assaulted, In the summer the STAR TEAM put out an appeal  calling for people to send in handmade knitted teddy bears. The organisation has since received almost 500 trauma teddies, which have been given to children during their counselling sessions. “It’s just something that makes that person feel special, believed and heard.”

If you would like to support STARS in this important work, download the knitting pattern or crochet pattern and pick up your needles! Please email info@starsdorset.org once your teddies are ready for service.