Our Stories - Amanda and Vicky's Fundraising

The Teddy Bear Foundation is now beginning to benefit from fundraising efforts by dedicated individuals and organisations.

They like the idea of helping out a comparatively-small charity that might not benefit from large donations.

Typical of these is sisters Vicky Young and Amanda Thom, who decided to take on the 2010 Great Edinburgh Run – all 10 kilometres of it.

If they were putting their bodies through that kind of punishment, they decided someone was going to benefit from it.

And, after doing their research on the internet, they plumped for the Teddy Bear Foundation.

Explained Amanda, from Mauchline in Ayrshire:”I work at a vet’s in Newton Mearns and know Barry Chuwen from the times he brings his dogs in for treatment.

“One time, he mentioned the big golf event he was planning for the charity and I thought I would check it out.

“I had a look on the web and liked the kind of work they do and try to help as much as they can.

“I had wanted to run for a children’s charity, so the Teddy Bear Foundation really fitted the bill.”

She and sister Vicky took sponsorship forms around friends, family and colleagues. By the time they reached the finishing line, they had run up another impressive statistic - £302 which will be used to help children across Scotland.

Added Amanda:”Vicky and I really kept each other going on the run.

“The first five kilometers were OK but after that, it really started to hurt.”

Never mind, Amanda. Your pain is our gain!


Amanda & Vicky

These sisters are not doing it for themselves. Amanda (in blue) and Vicky ran the Great Edinburgh Run for the Teddy Bear Foundation.

Amanda & Vicky

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