Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Welcome to the team, Leamington Bear!

We had a most exciting day last week when Leamington Bear joined the Guy's Gift team and became our official mascot. To mark the occasion, we spent the day at White Stuff in Leamington Spa as the lovely team there had planned a very special day.


Here is Leamington Bear with Diana. It was Diana's family who so generously donated Leamington Bear to Guy's Gift. As if this wasn't enough, Diana spent the whole day entertaining White Stuff customers with her singing and ukelele playing...

...she invited a few friends from the Spa Strummers to join in too.

Even the Guy's Gift team joined in...with Katie being nominated to have a go!


The raffle was popular.

Here's Leamington Bear with some of the White Stuff team who were there to send him off to us in style.

Leamington Bear had a lovely time during his day at White Stuff. He was a little sad that he was too big to fit in the Wendy house, but he found lots of other things to get up to...

So many clothes to choose from... Leamington Bear tries on a few outfits befitting of a bear about town.

He was very keen to point out the ways in which White Stuff customers can raise money for Guy's Gift. Luckily bears aren't very fond of sweets so there are lots left to buy.

Leamington Bear enjoyed posing behind the counter. Luckily for Guy's Gift, his paws were a bit too big to operate the chip and pin machine so a job at White Stuff was out of the question.

Leamington Bear enjoyed meeting lots of people throughout the day, raising awareness of what Guy's Gift does for Warwickshire families.

Enjoying a well earned rest after a busy day.

 As well as her ukelele, Diana also brought along her auto harp to play.

Who's this in the window...?

...It's Leamington Bear's best friend, Boris. Not wanting to be parted, Boris has also come to join the Guy's Gift team!

Jackie and Stuart Potter (Family Services and Training Manager, Operations Manager and Founders of Guy's Gift) with our latest recruit.

A huge thank you to Diana and her family and everyone at White Stuff in Leamington Spa for making all of this possible. Leamington Bear will be popping up at Guy's Gift events and on the blog watch this space to find out where he'll be and what he's been up to!

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