Project by the Bank of Cyprus and Reaction of a teddy bear
box collecting wishes for the children hospitalised at Makarios Hospital.
With the surgery over and the teddy bears
out of his stomach, it didn't take long for Charlie to make a full recovery.
Catherine Cook, marketing and fundraising manager at the Wingate Centre, said: "I'd like to thank everyone who gets involved, from the families who enjoy the day to our fantastic volunteers who make the Teddy Bears
Picnic the success it is.
"All the teddy bears
and cuddly toys seemed to get on very well and, despite photographs showing that they had been exploring the library and getting up to mischief during the night, all were fast asleep when the library opened the following morning and, thankfully, no damage had been done."
I think that may be why I have always loved teddy bears
The Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) has launched the Teddy Bear
Hospital, a first of its kind in Dubai and the UAE, which is a programme designed to teach school children hands-on about medical procedures and to decrease any preconceived fears of doctor visits.
Aidan Jackson, 14 - collected thousands of teddy bears
to fill the Select Stadium, in Widnes
Families packed a picnic and blanket to enjoy the free day in the Bandstand Garden - with hundreds of teddy bears
being on show throughout the afternoon.
The festival was organised by The Big Heart of Merthyr Tydfil Business Improvement District (BID) and activities included a teddy bears
' picnic, face painting, storytelling, a teddy bear
trail and a special appearance by Paddington Bear.
The children loved the teddy bears
, holding them like infants and saying things such as "I want to sleep with it beside me and protect it," and "I would name it after my mom."
Coun Eddie Darke, cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism at North Tyneside Council, said: "This is one of the most popular events of our calendar for teddy bears
and their owners.
Dozens of toddlers took their cuddly friends to a teddy bears
' picnic at the Rising Sun Country Park on Whitley Road, Benton.