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‘Paramedic’ Teddy Bears Give Children a Lift

15 July 2008

15 July 2008

Yorkshire Ambulance Service Paramedics with some of the teddy bears
L to R: Geoffrey Smith, Charter President Garforth Lions; Dave Rodger, Clinical Team Leader at Seacroft Ambulance Station; Beryl Allanson, Emergency Dispatcher; Ken Woodhead, President of Garforth Lions.

Garforth Lions have provided their very own superhero to help children in Leeds feel more at ease when they have to go to hospital by ambulance.

Young patients travelling to hospital through Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) will be accompanied by ‘Para-Ted’, a special teddy bear dressed in paramedic uniform. 

The latest donation of ‘Para-Teds’, making a total of 400 since February 2000,  was presented to staff at Seacroft Ambulance Station by Garforth Lions president Ken Woodhead.

Beryl Allanson, Qualified Ambulance Technician for YAS said: “We would like to thank the Lions for their very kind donation. Children are often understandably a bit wary about getting into an ambulance but I’m sure the new recruits will put their minds at rest – they certainly look the part!”


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