Oxford Radcliffe Children's Hospital - UK

Bear Givers (formerly known as Bears 4 Kids) donated bears to the ill children at Oxford Radcliffe Children's Hospital in the UK. Children are treated there for a range of conditions including heart disease, chest disease, childhood cancer, neurological disorders and those requiring general or specialist surgery. We thank Children's Development Officer Penny Hambridge, and the staff of the Children's Hospital, for allowing us to spread happiness to sick children in the UK.

Pictures from our 2011 hospital visit:



July 2011 - Art Show
Bear Givers was pleased to have sponsored "HOME", a student art exhibition held at Modern Art Oxford in Oxford, England.  Students from schools across Oxford and the Hospital School at Oxford Radcliffe Hospital filled the gallery with interpretive and introspective pieces.

CLICK HERE to see pictures from the art show and to read more about it...

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Pictures from our 2008 hospital visit:



 

 

 

“I was proud to make someone happy. It made me feel good inside to help someone else.” -Taylor, Student, South Florida Jewish Academy
“Children can also be ‘benefactors.’ The program teaches children that when they do an act of kindness, they receive something in return. When children give away a teddy bear, they receive a teddy bear to take home. The principle seems quite simple, but the result is truly amazing. Children at SLCD identified charitable organizations in other states and countries. They wrote letters to the children in these other programs and sent teddy bears to ‘make other children feel better.’ Despite severe developmental disabilities, each child had something to say about giving a gift. ‘I sent my teddy bear to a little boy in Mexico. He doesn’t have parents. I have a mommy and a daddy. He must be very sad.’ Children’s insights are precious. Letters were then received from the children who received the teddy bears.”
-Long Island Press
“This is a unique opportunity, where the clients who are often the recipients of goodwill, are now empowered to enhance the lives of others.” -Derek Saker, Director of Communications, OHEL
“Children from the school who give one of these bears away also get to keep one for themselves. It is a great way for students to feel good about making a difference in someone’s life.”
-Newsday
“The feeling the children get when they take that physical bear and that card they created to someone else is very empowering.” -Joseph Sprung, Founder and CEO, Bear Givers