A “beary” special fundraiser: 2023 Benevolent Bears

Lorraine of Fig Tree Hollow started making bears under the guidance of world recognised Teddy Bear Designer – Patti, of Kympatti Bears. Lorraine’s early career as a tailoress put her in very good stead to learning the art of bear making. With her artistic flair and attention to detail, Lorraine has been recognised by her peers as a talented bespoke bear maker.

Lorraine was delighted to put her talents to a good cause and kindly offered to create another Restoring Hope Parkinson’s Therapy Limited Collection of five different handcrafted bears, following the resounding success of the 2020, 2021 and 2022 auctions.

The five bears are engaging in a range of different activities this year.

  • Three were auctioned at the finishing event of the 1,000,000 Steps Ahead of Parkinson’s event on 22 April.
  • Granny Fifi is up for auction online, starting on 5 June.
  • Watch this space for an update on plans for the final bear!