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Selfie campaign raises awareness of hospice care #RVPTEDDYSELFIE

News   •   Feb 19, 2018 10:19 GMT

Royal Victoria Place Shopping Centre, Tunbridge Wells teamed with up children’s charity ellenor for Christmas to raise money for children and young people with 

life-threatening illnesses.

Tunbridge Wells Biggest Teddy Bear, aptly named ‘Teddy Selfie’ took up residence inside the West Kent’s biggest shopping centre between 19th November and 5th January, with shoppers and their families posting images of themselves taken with the 3.5m high teddy and donating money to the charity. Plus the five best selfies won a £50 RVP Gift Card.

We’ve been overwhelmed by the support people have shown us through the #RVPTeddySelfie campaign. If people would like to support our work to provide specialist hospice care to terminally ill children, they can visit“ says Katie Gardner, Area Fundraiser.

Royal Victoria Place’s Teddy Selfie campaign has raised £2,818.67 for ellenorfunding vital hospice home care to babies, children and young adults, aged 0-18 years. The money raised will fund 90 play therapy sessions.

Marc Burchett, Marketing Manager of Royal Victoria Place, commented: “Royal Victoria Place was delighted to have teamed up with ellenor at Christmas as part of our Teddy Selfie Activity which was all about having some festive fun and helping to raise money for a worthy local cause. We would like to thank everyone who donated money as due to their kind generosity we were able to raise nearly £3,000 to help provide expert care for babies, children, adults & families across Kent facing terminal illness. We are looking forward to working with ellenor throughout the coming year to enable them to continue the valuable work they do within our community.”

ellenor is the only charity in Kent that provides hospice care for people of all ages – babies, children and adults - and their families. As a pioneer in the field of hospice at home care, ellenor enables children in Kent to receive the very best care and support they need at home, so they can stay with their loved ones. Specialist care such as chemotherapy and respite provided in the sanctuary of the family home enables them to focus on building precious memories in the limited time they have together.

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