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Cherish Memory Bears raises £19,000 in just two years

Louise Dawson
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17 Feb 2017

Handmade keepsakes raised thousands in memory of loved ones.

Cherish Memory Bears, the project which makes personal and unique bears out of the clothes of lost loved ones or simply to commemorate a special occasion, has raised a phenomenal £19,081.27 in just two years to help beat blood cancer.

Pat Jones, along with her husband Terry, dedicate most of their time to making these special keepsakes which have brought joy and comfort to many hundreds of people. And it's not only bears anymore, there's also dogs, cats, lions and giraffes that have been made too!

The thought, care, design and attention to detail is what makes the keepsakes Pat makes so special. Every single item is uniquely designed and to the owners exact requests. They're so popular in fact, that Pat's order book is already full up until June!

From what started as a simple idea which helped their own daughter and grandchildren deal with a recent loss, Cherish Memory Bears has evolved into something far greater than Pat and Terry ever thought possible.

Pat says: 'If we can prevent even one person suffering like Steve did, then it will be more than worthwhile'. 

Louise Dawson, Regional Fundraising Coordinator for Bloodwise in the Midlands says, 'We can't thank Pat and Terry enough for the time, dedication and effort they put into Cherish Memory Bears. It's a wonderful project that has captured people's hearts, brought many people comfort and has raised thousands for research into blood cancer'.

To see the Cherish Memory Bear facebook page, head to: http://bit.ly/2lpnktN