Teddies for Loving Care

Hampshire & Isle of Wight TLC Representative
W Bro. John Pearson, Provincial Grand Charity Steward
email: john.pearson@mcf2027festival.co.uk
c/o 85 Winchester Road, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh, Hants. SO53 2GG

To donate easily and online just click here, or scan the QR code below.

How is TLC funded?

There has always been a magnificent response by Lodges to support TLC, such that we have been able to meet the cost of the teddies from your generous donations. The Province continues to rely on your donations to maintain the invaluable support we provide and you, as an individual or your Lodge, may of course decide to contribute to the scheme. There are also lapel badges which should be available from the Provincial Grand Charity Steward via your Area Charity Steward or a Teddy Keeper. Ideally donations from individuals or Lodges should be Gift Aided if the donor is a UK taxpayer.

How is the Province involved?

We provide teddies to thirteen Hospital A&E and other Departments throughout the Province as well as to the St John Ambulance service.

Frimley Park Hospital’ Children’s A&E Unit, for brethren in the North East Area, is managed by Surrey Province.

What if I have a question?

Enquiries about Teddies for Loving care within Hampshire and IOW should be addressed to the Provincial Grand Charity Steward. Each of the hospitals, hospices and refuges etc., has a dedicated masonic contact known as a Teddy Keeper. Teddy Keeper contact details for the following Hospitals and Refuges may be obtained from the Provincial Grand Charity Steward.

Andover Basingstoke Bournemouth Cosham – General
Cosham – Eye Dept Gosport – War Memorial Gosport – Minor Injuries Lymington
Newport IOW Portsmouth – St James Royal South Hampshire Southampton General
Southsea – St Mary’s Urgent Treatment Centre St John Ambulance Winchester – Royal Hants


How and where to donate:

Individual donations are easily made online using this link, utilising Gift Aid where appropriate.

Donations may also be sent to the MCF Relief Chest Scheme at 60 Great Queen Street London WC2B 5AZ. Cheques should be made payable to “The Relief Chest Scheme” and must be credited to the “Hampshire and Isle of Wight TLC Relief Chest No E0101”. You may use the standard relief chest forms available by way of the MCF website at https://mcf.org.uk/rcs-resources/. The Gift Aid envelope scheme may also be used to collect donations, maximising tax relief.

For further information and interesting reading/testimonials etc. please visit the TLC website at http://tlcappeal.org/

TLC would not operate as successfully as it does in our Province without the assistance of our own TLC Contacts, the goodwill and co-operation of the staff and parents involved at the various hospitals and other centres and, of course the Brethren of this Province who, through their generosity, have made it all possible. Grateful thanks are extended to everyone involved.

Central support and administration for regional ‘Teddies for Loving Care’ charities is provided by the Masonic Charitable Foundation. Registered charity number 1164703 Company number 09751836