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Blackwater Ambulance Receive Trauma Teddy donation.

Blackwater paramedics Ryan Fox and  Andy Talbot with trauma teddy donation.
Blackwater paramedics Ryan Fox and Andy Talbot with trauma teddy donation.

Blackwater Ambulance Station has received a batch of custom made "Trauma Teddies" from the Dingo craft group.

The Trauma Teddy has been an iconic figure in the setting of children facing emergency situation.

Originally conceived in the early 90's this humble teddy has assisted in calming and providing comfort to children that may be suffering from a medical condition or are simply afraid of the possible emergency situation they are faced with.

A local group of crafters that meet twice a week at the Dingo Library have taken it upon themselves to hand make a batch of teddies for the Blackwater Ambulance Station.

Spokeswomen for the group Gloria Brown said the group started about four years ago out of need for a way of likeminded people with similar interests to socialise.

The non-profit group started off making beanies and slippers for various hospital charities that were delivered once a year.

The craft group usually rely on donations of wool and other craft items however they have been known to dig deep to source their own materials.

The group meet every Wednesday and Friday at the Dingo Library so feel free to drop in and say hi to Robin and the crew.

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