9-year-old Olivia was admitted to Ward L38 at Leeds Children’s Hospital last November, after suffering from a bad infection.

This was the longest time Olivia has ever spent away from her twin sister, Harriet and she really missed playing with her.

The Play Team gave Olivia lots of arts and crafts to help bring some much-needed fun to her stay in hospital and Olivia was so grateful that she decided to give something back as part of her Brownies badge to support a charity.

Olivia’s ‘beary’ creative fundraiser was to make teddy bears out of facecloths, which she learned through a YouTube tutorial. In total, Olivia made 14 unique bears and raised a fantastic £100 to buy arts and crafts supplies for poorly children on Ward 38 at Leeds Children’s Hospital to enjoy.

Olivias bears made out of facecloths in different colours with unique names

Kristy, Olivia’s mum said:

“The arts and crafts Olivia was given definitely made her stay in hospital a little brighter, and helped her get through the days of treatment, as she really missed all her friends and family. I’m so proud of Olivia’s fundraising efforts, each bear was made with so much love and care, and they even received their own names! Olivia has also made the ward there own teddy bear and named it the Olivia bear!”

Olivia and her mum Kristy recently visited Leeds Children’s Hospital to give staff on the ward lots of wonderful arts and crafts supplies which will make a real difference to young patients stay in hospital.

A Play Team member holding the thank you card and arts & craft supplies Olivia donated