The TLC Initiative is aimed at comforting distressed children when visiting the accident and emergency department of a hospital (the children take the Teddy home with them after treatment). The scheme supported and funded principally by WRMCL is Province wide and all hospitals with A & E facilities for children are provided with Teddies at no cost to the hospital.
The scheme which has now been running for eight years was launched by W. Bro Kevin Gould who introduced the scheme into each individual hospital and has been a considerable success ever since with the Province having already provided well in excess of 100.00 teddies within the hospitals
The scheme was intitally introduced at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, and then rolled out to the Province as below:
Is this a Public appeal?
This project in Yorkshire, West Riding is funded entirely by the Freemasons of the Province.
Do the children keep the teddy?
Yes, they take the teddy home. (complete with any sticking plasters, plaster casts or injections!)