We're so happy to have a world leading, New Zealand company as our key sponsor of the Surgical Research Trust. phil&teds has been a partner of the Trust for 5 years and our relationship continues to strengthen.

Each year the New Zealand company donates thousands of phil&teddy bears to help young children get through the emotional stress of

The bear programme aims to make children's surgery experience that little more 'bearable'.  We know that hospital can sometimes be a scary and lonely experience for a anyone, let alone children.  The phil&teddy bear is used to explain the surgical procedure to children before they undergo their operation.  'phil&teddy' is theirs to adopt, name and take home.

The Trust would like to acknowledge Norm Hewitt, Irene Van Dyke, Matthew Cooper and Julie Seymour for donating their time to support the phil&teddy events at Wellington, Hutt, Waikato and Christchurch hospitals.
Blog posts from phil&teds about the Trust and the Bear Programme: