Bring light and bear hugs to children in need!

by Ted's Light in Eastcott, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £3,608

raised so far



At Ted's Light, our goal is to offer teddy-shaped love and reassurance to the 30,000+ young people entering the UK care system each year.

by Ted's Light in Eastcott, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 1st December 2020 we'd raised £1,060 with 29 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Every year, more than 30,000 young people enter the care system. Going into care is often frightening and disorientating, leaving children unsure of who they can trust and where they can turn for love and support.

On many occasions, children may enter care with a couple of plastic bags which contain basic clothing and essentials such as a toothbrush; practical things that do nothing for the child's mental wellbeing or sense of security.

Ted's Light is a non-profit Community Interest Company, created in the memory of a little boy who loved, lived and will be forever remembered and missed.   

Hugging a teddy bear can make all the difference when you feel alone, and we want to make sure all children entering care have their very own to cuddle. Soft, plush and just the right size, our Teds are great huggers! For children over 3 years old, Ted also comes with a small, portable night light, to help the child feel a bit less scared in their new room at night.


We may be young but we're already touching lives

We've successfully conducted a pilot programme with one of the country's leading groups of specialist organisations that helps more than a million children, young people, professionals and families every year, with 85 Teds taking their lights to new homes with children in the South East.

Now, with your help, we want to take our Teds national!


We are working hard to build contacts with local authorities and social workers around the country and our model is simple; they let us know how many Teds and lights they need for their area and we mobilise our national Teddy Express to deliver them as soon as possible!

How can you help?

1603380657_teddy_bear_window_portrait.jpgThe statistics are scary, and the global Covid-19 pandemic has made the need even more urgent. Our goals are bold and ambitious. We want to be able to provide a little love and support to every child entering care and for that we need funds.

Our model is simple: every £15 donation allows us to supply one Ted+Light care package to a child who is going through one of the most difficult experiences of their young life, helping them feel less alone and less afraid in unfamiliar surroundings. 

The greater the donation, the greater our negotiating power with our suppliers and the more care packages we can offer to local authorities so they are ready and waiting when children need them. By our maths, £1,500 will help 100 children feel loved but £15,000 may help more than 1000+ children... you get the picture! 

Every single penny gets us closer to our goal so whether you can give a gift today or commit to a regular donation, your generous support will help us give children more than the bare necessities in a black bin bag when their lives are turned upside down; we can give them love and light.




This project offered rewards

£15 or more

One Ted+Light care package

Thank you for your donation! We will send you a paper certificate to thank you for your kind gift.

£3 or more

Virtual bear hugs!

All of our Teds waiting to go to their new homes will send you virtual bear hugs of thanks for your kind support

£10 or more

A digital thank you!

A digital certificate in the name of the donor to thank them for their donation will be sent out across the interweb.

£50 or more

Christmas wishes from Ted!

For £50, we will send you a certificate to celebrate your kind donation and three very special Ted's Light Christmas cards: one for you and two spares to share with your friends and family.

£50 or more

Holiday Wishes and thanks from Ted!

For £50, we will send you a certificate to celebrate your kind donation and three very special Ted's Light Holiday celebration cards: one for you and two spares to share with your friends and family.

£150 or more

Teddy bear picnic

In recognition of your incredible support Ted's Team will send you a certificate and a Ted+Light of your very own!

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