We were invited to attend an event at Build-A-Bear Workshop supporting Tommy’s in The Trafford Centre.  We love Build-a-Bear so were chuffed to bits.  If you haven’t seen the bears Lil H and Baby G made last time, you are missing out, click here

We met and chatted with Maxine Clark, Build-A-Bear Workshop founder and Chief Executive Bear.  Maxine also blogs personally and we chatted about blogging being something which like us all Maxine wishes she had more time for but there’s a lot of bears to be built and workshops to be run. 

Bears Built for Tommy'sLil’ H, Baby G and I each made a bear which were donated to Tommy’s, specifically supporting the Manchester Research Centre where they have a key focus on researching the placenta, understanding, dectecting and treating issues early to help save babies and parents the devastation of stillbirth.  Here are the bears we made for Tommy’s.

Having made the bears for poorly children the children were invited to choose a bear and an outfit to take home, they were thrilled – this was short lived as Lil’ H made another bear completely lacking any cuteness much to my horror!  This time he was Star Wars themed in more than just his theme tune.  Baby G made up for it with a Hello Kitty in a pink and sparkly fairy outfit oozing in sugar coated cuteness! 

Baby was not so sure about Bearemy or Pawlette the Fashion Advisor for Build-A-Bear Workshop, Lil H did not need asking twice for a hug and a photo opportunity!

Bearemy & Lil' H

Pawlette & Lil' H

We also saw Kate who writes The Five F’s, you can read her post and see the bears her guys built here.