Merrythought

Quality handmade and traditional British teddy bears

Merrythought

Quality handmade and traditional British teddy bears

Merrythought - James Bear

Merrythought are proud to be working in partnership with SSAFA on the launch of a special, collectable bear called James: named after our founder, Colonel Sir James Gildea.

James, is a beautifully British-made, collectable teddy bear; he has been specially created, with the finest materials, to raise vital funds for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. Through this partnership, Merrythought wants to assist SSAFA’s mission to support the military family in need, through sales and by raising the profile of the vital work of the charity.

For every James Bear sold, £12.50 will be paid in support of the charity.

Available from the Merrythought website and all good Merrythought stockists from 15 June 2020

 

We are delighted to be working with Merrythought on this special edition bear. This is a significant year for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity as we celebrate our 135th year of supporting the military community in need – and also commemorate 75 years since VE Day.

It is fitting for both of these special occasions that Merrythought has created a bespoke bear, named after our founder, that can be treasured for years to come. We hope that these bears will be passed down through generations ahead, along with the knowledge that the purchase of each one has made a difference to our Nation’s Armed Forces family.

- Rebecca Kaeveney, Head of Commercial, SSAFA


Merrythought been hand-making the quintessential English teddy bear since 1930. Celebrating its 90th Anniversary in 2020, the company is a fourth-generation family business and a true heritage brand, renowned worldwide for producing the finest British teddy bears.