At the start of our partnership with The Wingate Centre, there couldn't have been a better opportunity to start TSS's engagement with the charity than to volunteer at the annual Teddy Bear's Picnic at Cholmondeley Castle. A main fundraising event in the centre's calendar, the Teddy Bears Picnic was an exciting opportunity to lend a hand in making the day a success and Sarah Tunstall, Business and Projects Manager took her family off to the event to give some much needed support.
Surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of bears, including our very own 'TSS Ted', Sarah and family manned the Teddy Tombola and Name the Giant Teddy stalls, which were popular with visiting families and stayed on to help pack away at the end of the day - anything for an ice-cream! Sarah said "We all found the day enjoyable and very rewarding, it was great to be outdoors and see so many families enjoying their Sunday in the sun and taking part in all the fun activities available.
The Wingate Centre put on a fantastic range of stalls and entertainment for all families to get involved with - ourselves included, with Ivy our Miniature Dachshund taking 'Best in Show' in the dog competition". As you can see from the photo below, all the excitement was a little too much for Ivy, but she wasn't short of finding a teddy to take a well deserved rest on!