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Our GoFundMe page

Ethical Business

Our GoFundMe page

It may be very British of me but I've always smiled thankfully and shaken my head when asked if people can donate to the Hospital. We're not a charity after all. However, I find myself in the frankly knee quiveringly exciting position of major publicity. This could be our chance to take the next step in our dream. I would LOVE to be able to support others in opening their own Teddy and Doll Hospital. Bringing this service to High Streets across the whole country. so I did it. I set up a GoFundMe page. Please help us spread the...

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We were on the radio!

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We were on the radio!

On Thursday 2nd of March, our interview with the lovely Charlotte Foot aired on BBC Radio Solent. Charlotte was a sweetheart. We had such giggles and even managed to get across an important message. Our Teddy and Doll Hospital is at the heart of our ethical business. It's a perfect example of the circular economy making it a great thing for the planet. Those of you who know us won't be surprised by the pleasure our work gives us. It's wonderful, truly wonderful to see the joy that handing over a mended, beloved teddy brings. You can listen to the...

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ANTI HOARDING Memory Rag Doll project for February

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ANTI HOARDING Memory Rag Doll project for February

While chatting about the mountains of 'stuff' we bury ourselves in, it occurred to me that the urge to hoard is as branching and diverse as the biggest gnarled oak in the forest. To begin with, we make a decision not to part with an item. We see value in it and therefore hang on to it.  Now that makes sense. What's the problem? And really, at this stage there is no problem at all.  But, let's break it down a little, let's take a look at a very few of the reasons for keeping an item. The item is...

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We don't do Black Friday

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We don't do Black Friday

We don't just NOT do Black Friday, we are fundamental opposed to the distasteful madness that is Black Friday. Our ethical stance is one of offering products that enrich our customers lives. Be that Rag Doll Making, Bear Making or our Teddy and Doll Hospital. All of these things offer a service that enriches in a very real sense. We stand with the growing movement that is hitting back against events like Black Friday. Events that deliberately whip up an urgency and need to buy that simply does not exist. When you buy from us we want it to be because...

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Settling in to our new home.

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Settling in to our new home.

We're in. The bears and dolls are all settled, as are Dr Dave and Nurse Lesley. It's cosy and there's a kitchen for Dr Dave's tea! Here we are just moving the patients in. We still have a six month waiting list but have now been able to bring Jnr Dr Darran into theatre. He's in training and training under Dr Dave is a long process. He is the Mr Miyagi of the teddy world! No matter how busy we get, there's still time for a cuddle before surgery. All said, we're delighted with the decision. It wasn't easy but...

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