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Medway and Maidstone Soroptimists join the Centenary Trauma Bear Challenge

In the July edition of SEE News there was a report from Isobel Groves from SI Sevenoaks . It told us about their knitting efforts to support the Centenary Trauma Bear Appeal.  Some of the Police contacts made were in the Swale area.

So, Medway and Maidstone took up the knitting challenge to get involved.  Jane Barnes has made a good start and has knitted 20 trauma bears.  Some are even in the Soroptimist colours.  The knitting pattern has also been shared with a U3A knitting group.  Community knitters from Herne Bay area have made some of the smaller knitted bears.

Jane contacted the Safeguarding Coordinator with Swale Vulnerability Investigating Team.  She requested 15 trauma bears and these were safely delivered today (25 August).

We hope these bears will benefit those vulnerable children in the Medway, Swale, and surrounding areas the Police come in contact with.