Walter Coupe, the Charity Steward for Pendleside Lodge of Installed Masters constantly reminds us of the wonderful work conducted by masonic charities, but by far his pet subject at the moment is the good that is derived from the TLC Teddy Bears. The concept is that we as brethren purchase a bear from him and the funds raised from that go towards providing another two cute and cuddly bears to all the local hospitals in the province. Many a child has happily been on the receiving end of one of our Teddy Bears whilst they have been in hospital receiving any form of treatment. My wife Jackie, who is a nurse, has seen many of them being carried into surgery when a child comes in for stitches out or dressings changed. The latest bear up for grabs is this 24″ monster, albeit just as cute and cuddly. On Wednesdays practice it ended up with probably its rightful owner Bob Summers, who has just recently become a Grand Parent for the first time to a little girl named Eleanor Grace. Pretty sure we know where that teddy is going. Walter will raffle all his large Teddy Bears off over the coming weeks at £1.00 per ticket with a limited number of tickets being available at each raffle, so we should all have the opportunity to win one. Alternatively if you don’t trust your luck you can purchase one for £15.00.