Saturday, 23 October 2010

A Beary special week and a beary wonderful giveaway


This year, for the first time, I Love My Bear Week is taking place – a seven day celebration of all things teddy bear!

Commencing on Monday 25th October bear lovers from all over the UK are being encouraged to join in the celebrations and help raise funds for The Children’s Trust at the same time.

There are loads of ways to take part.  You could take your teddy bear to work for a day, making a donation to The Children’s Trust; host a teddy bear picnic or teddy bear themed party for the kids over half term, or by buy a special edition of The Bestest Ever Bear’ poetry book.

The book published by Walker Books at just £4.99, with profits benefiting The Children’s Trust, is a charming book of bear poems, chosen and illustrated by Colin West with foreword by Phil Tufnell. Officially launched on 25th October, it's packed with poems about bears – from A.A. Milne and Furry Bear to John Agard and Sir Grizzly; from Spike Milligan and Polar Bear to Hiawyn Oram and Rare Bear.



‘The Bestest Ever Bear’ poetry book is available at Waterstones and other main bookshops and can also be purchased on-line

You can find out more about I Love My Bear Week or download information about bear themed activities from the Children's Trust website, and you can even make your donation online.  The charity care for children from all over the UK, providing care, education, therapy and rehabilitation to those with multiple disabilities and acquired brain injury through accident or illness.

To celebrate this special week, Royal Mail have kindly donated a beautiful presentation set of their new stamps, featuring, arguably the most famous bear in the world.  The new UK Winnie the Pooh stamps feature the original illustrations to AA Milne's classic, by EH Shephard.


Photo credit: Royal Mail

Along with the stamp presentation set, Royal Mail have also donated a gorgeous writing set, containing 30 sheets, 15 envelopes and a sticker sheet worth £9.99.



In addition to these lovely prizes donated by Royal Mail, the prize will also include a copy of the Trust's 'The Bestest Ever Bear' poetry book.

So please do get involved with I love my bear week and make a donation to the Children's Trust - no matter how small.

How to enter the giveaway:

1. Make sure you are following my blog.
2. Follow @Childrens_Trust on twitter.
3. Tweet the following : Its I love my bear week @Childrens_Trust http://bit.ly/dxUrgU & I'm entering @missielizzieb 's blog competition http://bit.ly/byTO3y
4. Leave a comment below stating that you have done all these steps and leave your twitter name.

The competition will close at midnight on 31st October. Open to UK only.

Prize package consists of a set of Winnie the Pooh stamps, writing set and poetry book as described above.

43 comments:

  1. Following blog, now following Childrens trust on twitter and have Tweeted the comp :) @goriami

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  2. Done, done and done. @liveotherwise.

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  3. Heya!
    Following your blog, following Children's Trust on Twitter and retweeted. My twitter name is @gwendipops.
    Thanks for the comp xx

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  4. So, I'm following your blog, am following Childrens Trust on twitter and I have tweeted the comp. What a lovely giveaway xx @jadlgw

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  5. Done all the steps! Thank you x @wendymcd83

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  6. hiya i have done all steps, thanks @ashlallan

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  7. I've done all these things. My twitter name is @InNewYorkMinute

    I LOVE MY BEAR! :)

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  8. Following blog, now following Childrens trust on twitter and have Tweeted the comp @emmacella

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  9. hi ive done all your stated steps
    meesh1401

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  10. Hi , All done , @daisybeebee.
    Thanks x

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  11. Have done all of the above :)

    @mummy_loves

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  12. I have done steps 1, 2 and 3!! What a great giveaway! I was sent one of the writing sets, so I can vouch for its cuteness :D

    I'd love to get my hands on that stamp set though, how cute are those?!

    Let's raise as much awareness (and cold, hard cash) as we can for this great organisation!

    (BTW, I'm @bubbleboo, for some reason Google has switched to my other account!)

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  13. I've doen everything - @feefeegabor is my twitter name

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  14. All done! And that stamp set is GORGEOUS. Lovely blog, btw.

    Pignut - @MoronsManifesto on Twitter

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  15. I follow your blog, and @childrens_trust on Twitter. I have also retweeted the giveaway. I am @utterlyscrummy on Twitter.

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  16. all steps done (@PaulaHaylock)
    xx

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  17. Have done all of the above. Great giveaway! x

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  18. have done all above

    great giveaway and great website and great cause

    bexhillsue

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  19. Hiya, Have done all these things, great giveaway thank you xx

    @MWeston13

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  20. Hi, already a follower & already follow childrens_trust :)

    Retweeted the comp. @MrsD_Winchester

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  21. excellent ideas an a great giveaway :0) beary good blog..xx have done all @lel444
    xx

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  22. Lovely giveaway - I love those cute stamps! I've tweeted @superluckydi and already follow! :o)

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  23. Hello, I've done this @Nige270

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  24. Oh gawd, misread this as beery and husband got all excited!

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  25. Done all the steps, tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/alsmonster/status/29102809243

    twitter username: alsmonster

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  26. I follow the blog, have tweeted and twittered (@onions1) and would love tin these poohtastic prizes!

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  27. have tweeted and followed everything loving this goodies

    tazhull on twitter

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  28. Already follow both :o)
    Just tweeted @mummiafelice
    What a gorgeous giveaway! Thank you.

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  29. Done all the above XxXxXXx
    kemo_2002

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  30. Done everything @ericahughes

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  31. done all of the above, following on twitter bella165 :) what a brilliant give away im wtp mad x

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  32. Following your blog (Alison Sherwood), following you and The Children's trust on twitter and have retweeted. Twitter name is dazs_princess.

    Great competition I love bears especially Winnie The Pooh!

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  33. fOLLOWING YOURBLOG AND ON TWITTER
    Have tweeted. My Twitter name is @BBDIVA1977

    WTP ROCKS!!!!

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  34. Followed and tweeted
    @elliepeabody

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  35. I have followed & tweeted xx
    @josie301

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  36. Hi, have completed all your steps.

    @StomaFreeBuddie

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  37. everybody loves bears!

    have folllowed the Children's Trust on twitter, and tweeted your message @msmollylouise

    (saying v. quietly, hush, but there is a certain teenager in this house that still has a Winnie the Pooh bear on his bed!)

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  38. What a fab give away!! Very cute I am Pooh's no.1 fan :)

    Following blog and follow you and childs Trust on Twitter and have re-tweeted xxx

    @EmRobo

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  39. Following you on the blog, tweeted and followed on twitter as @fraoch1

    Love Winne the Pooh alway draw him on childrens cards for their birthdays and Christmas

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