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Author: Pam Ferla

Bring a Teddy to Tairua’s Picnic

As a toddler during World War II, Pat Lee did not have a teddy bear. But as adult she has acquired four of them, now sitting snugly on her bed waiting for the Tairua Teddy Bears’ Picnic she has organised at Pepe Reserve on Saturday, January 27. This fundraiser is from 10am – 2pm and aims to support New Zealand Anglican Mission’s water tank project in Fiji.  “I was at a church teddy bears’ picnic in Christchurch 25 years ago and mentioned that I’d never had a teddy. Then a kind woman gave me a parcel  –  inside was  a teddy bear.  It was eventually  joined by another, plus a couple...

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