The bear necessities 

Kelvin and Reilly Campbell with the teddies they won.
Kelvin and Reilly Campbell with the teddies they won.

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Two lucky boys were the winners of 10 crocheted essential worker bears which were raffled to raise money for the NHS.

Kelvin and Reilly Campbell very kindly decided to donate the bears to members of the professions the teddies represent.

Created by Sarah Forshaw, also known as The Mad Hatter, the bears depict an NHS worker, a carer, a paramedic, a police officer, a fire fighter, a post person, a supermarket employee, a farmer, a refuse collector and a chemist employee.

Sarah said: ‘I couldn’t be more pleased with how the raffle went, we raised £1,210 which was just amazing.

‘It was so kind and caring of the boys to donate the bears and it has been fantastic to see pictures of some of them in their new homes.’

The 10 essential worker bears.
The 10 essential worker bears.