Sandy Bear Teens

Day: 6 December 2021

Sandy Bear supported by The Original Factory Shop

Original Factory Shop image

This year, The Original Factory Shop in Milford Haven chose to support Sandy Bear Children’s Bereavement Charity as their local cause. The Original Factory Shop chooses a different charity or cause each year by collecting donations in store.

Donations are made via collection boxes in store, using a TOFS card when making a purchase or by buying a carrier bag. This year, the Milford Haven store raised £222.22 for Sandy Bear. The money will be used to buy books which go out to families and professionals for advice shortly following a bereavement. The cost of a book starts at £7.49 with the one used most often, ‘A Child’s Grief’ costing £9.99. This means that the donations from The Original Factory shop will help to support around 22 children, young people and their families.

“We’re really excited that we and our customers have helped to raise £222.22 for Sandy Bear, our chosen charity. What they do is invaluable for the local area and we’d like to think that this effort will go some small way to supporting their work in the community. As a company, this year, we have decided to support local charities in our towns, and in March we asked our customers through Facebook which charity they would like us to support.” Said Mandy Salter, Manager.

Hannah, Charity Coordinator at Sandy Bear, says “We are so grateful for the support we receive from our local community. Fundraisers like these allow us to continue to purchase books and resources for the bereaved children, young people and their families in Pembrokeshire.”

Sandy Bear’s Christmas Event at Folly Farm!

Folly Farm Event

Sandy Bear Children’s Bereavement Charity held their Christmas event at Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo on Sunday 5th December. The children and their families saw the animals, visited Santa in his grotto and were given a stocking filled with goodies and an advent calendar.

The funding for this event came from the Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust which was rolled over due to the pandemic putting a stop to the event last year. The charity is so grateful that such funds exist to allow the children and their families to enjoy days out together after suffering a bereavement.

The staff and volunteers of Sandy Bear would like to say a huge thank you to the Millennium Stadium Charitable trust as well as a big thank you to:

Folly Farm who accommodated the event.

To the generous donor of the stockings for the children.

To the Country Living Group for the donation of the advent calendars.

To Ysgol Harri Tudur for helping to fill the stockings with goodies for the children.

Pictured are the children form the first Sandy Cubs group along with staff and volunteers of Sandy Bear Children’s Bereavement Charity.