In 2016 we launched a competition in partnership with children’s newspaper, First News, to design a new mascot to take into hospitals. The winning design, Buddy, was created by 11-year-old Caris Baughan from Warwickshire.

After many months of painstaking planning and development, the expert team at Rainbow Productions, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of mascots, who have created costumes for well-known characters such as Peppa Pig and Pingu, crafted Caris’ design into a huggable reality!

Buddy Bear, who proudly made a debut at our Glitter & Glow party in December 2016, has been a big hit with the children we meet in hospital.
We are very grateful to Lawsons who generously donated the money to have Buddy created.