TLC News Autumn 2013

TLC NewsWelcome to the Autumn Newsletter, I hope you have all had a pleasant summer.

The total number of Bears donated to the Children’s A&E units in Cheshire is 86,530 and figures for individual Hospital Units can be viewed at During the Close season we had a stall at the ‘Family Fun Day’ which was hugely successful not just for the 2016 Festival but also the TLC.

We raised £325 for the appeal and made many new friends both within Freemasonry and also with their friends and family.

TLC Autumn NewsOne little boy is now the proud owner of our raffle bear and I think his Dad is quite pleased as well. A big thank you is due to everyone who helped with the stall, including Frank Keating for the Candy Floss and ‘Yummy Mummy‘ Party Packs and Sweetie Buffet. We were also delighted to attend the Province of Cheshire AGM at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton.

TLC News AutumnTeddy visited the Children’s A&E at Halton Minor injuries as part of his tour of the Province, where the staff and patients made a big fuss of him: The focus of our attention is now the 10th anniversary of the TLC Appeal in Cheshire next year. We already have several events planned with more being added; watch out for the posters “Cheshire TLC Appeal Anniversary Tour”.

If you would like to suggest or organise an event in your area please contact your Area TLC Representative who will be happy to help.

TLC News AutumnFor up to date details of all the events and how to donate/sponsor please visit our web site: It is likely that the end of 2014 or early 2015 will see us reach another milestone, when we donate the 100,000th Bear.

Teddy will be having a very busy year and will continue his visits to the Children’s A & E units in the Province of Cheshire.

Events in 2014

12 April Race Night at Our Ladies Social Club, Park Road North, Birkenhead (tickets, £10 Including buffet and race card available from Area 1 & 2 Representative or myself).
18/21 April Bro’s Bray and Glover, members of Phoenix Lodge No. 3236, will be competing in the Devizes to Westminster International canoe race, with donations going to the TLC & the RMTGB,
11 May Wirral Coastal Walk, (Seacombe to Thurstaston 15 miles).
19 May Coast to Coast Bike ride, Cumbria to Nothumberland (140 miles)
June/July Brother Bray will also be paddling his kayak across the Bering Strait from Alaska to Russia (once the ice melts). He will be undertaking this mission to raise money for the TLC and the RMTGB. More Information can be obtained from
4/10 October WBro Malcolm Cooke intends to trek the Grand Canyon, with all proceeds going to the TLC Appeal.