Call for keen knitters to attend crafting events for a cause

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) are hosting a number of 'Knit and Natter' sessions for crafters to create Trauma Teddies to be given to children who have been through difficult experiences.

Riding on fire engines alongside crews, Trauma Teddies have become another important piece of firefighting kit. These cuddly crew members are handed out to young people involved in traumatic incidents, providing much needed reassurance and emotional support.

The events will be held in the following locations, and free tickets must be booked via EventBrite:

June 19th – Thornbury –

June 20th – Yate –

June 28th – Blagdon –

July 3rd – Portishead –

July 4th – Clevedon –

Prevention Manager Meghann Elvin said: “Our teams have seen first hand the impact that these cuddly companions can have on those affected by trauma, and it’s a privilege to work with local knitters to provide them.

“If you enjoy knitting, pick up your needles and book a ticket, we’re excited to work with you!”

Originally knitted by the Knowle Townswomen’s Guild in Bristol, these teddies have proven to make a real difference to the lives of children affected by trauma. These bears have helped many children through the years and AF&RS are keen to continue to offer them.

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