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SSAFA colla-bear-ates with Steiff for limited edition Armistice bear

3 July 2018

SSAFA colla-bear-ates with Steiff for limited edition Armistice bear

In time for the centenary of the end of the First World War, a special collaboration has been announced between SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity and Steiff.

The oldest, tri-service military charity and the world’s oldest manufacturer of hand-crafted stuffed animals for collectors and machine washable plush toys for children have come together to honour this poignant moment in history, with a limited-edition collector’s Armistice Bear. For every Armistice Bear sold £20 will be paid in support of SSAFA - helping to provide practical, emotional and financial help for the Armed Forces community in need.

Steiff has pledged to create only 1,918 Armistice Bears, each to be numbered individually, making this Limited Edition all the more sought-after. Founded in 1880, heritage manufacturer Steiff brings over a century of expertise and tradition to each hand-crafted mohair bear.

SSAFA provides lifelong support to our Armed Forces, veterans and their families in times of need. Beginning this vital work in 1885, this makes SSAFA the oldest tri-service, military charity running in the UK. This year alone, staff and teams of volunteers have helped over 67,000 people – from World War Two veterans to those involved in more recent conflicts and their families.

It has become clear over more than 130 years of providing Forces support that everyone faces different challenges, so SSAFA uses a tailored approach to meet the needs of today’s serving community. Whether it’s practical, emotional and financial support – SSAFA is there to serve the Armed Forces family every step of the way. 

The special edition Armistice Bear is available now: steiffteddybears.co.uk