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FUN FOR THE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AT THE YORKHILL TEDDY BEARS PICNIC

May 30, 2003 2:36 PM

Yorkhill has organised clinics with a difference on Saturday 31st May 2003, when doctors and nurses will be bandaging and plastering sick teddy bears as part of a Yorkhill family fun day running from 10am-2pm at the main entrance.

Glasgow's children and their families are invited to come along and join the fun with bouncy castles, face painting, Strathclyde Police, the Fire Brigade, as well as magicians, adopt a teddy stalls, music and competitions and much much more.

Mr Carl Davis - Paediatric Surgeon and Mr Doraiswamy - Consultant in Accident & Emergency medicine, will be on hand during the day to lend their expertise to any sick or poorly teddy bears brought along by local children. Mr Doraiswamy can't wait to get started, he said:

"We have a full team ready to help care for Glasgow's teddy bear population. Last time we had this event we saw a lot of bandaged teddy bear heads & arms, plaster casts and some on the spot stitching to repair a limb or two! We will also have operating theatre suits available in case there are any teddy bear emergencies! It's all great fun and we're looking forward to seeing patients of the furrier kind on Saturday!"

The Yorkhill Teddy Bear Clinic Team have also had special training to allow them to treat a variety of other toy animals and will do their best to accommodate whatever is brought along.

The Picnic is the second event of its type, the last one took place 5 years ago and was a massive success. The day is not just for the local community however, but is also for hospital patients and staff. The ever-popular "Aunt Sally" stand will be in place, giving staff the chance to let off some steam at management with water and sponges.

The event is open for all members of the family and if the first Teddy Bear's Picnic is anything to go by, then it will be a massive success!

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