“ Brand: RNLI / Type: Soft Toy „
As most of you already know I am a supporter of the RNLI and I work in our new lifeboat shop here in Llandudno. In fact that's why I haven't been here on Dooyoo much lately - we have been really busy I'm glad to say! Anyway one of the downsides, if I can call it that, of working in the shop is the temptation of all the lovely new stock especially the teddy bears! Even if I manage to resist treating myself, it doesn't matter how often I tell hubby I don't need more bears he always seems not to hear me! One of the most recent additions to my collection is the Billy Hug Me Bear which costs £4.95. He is available in the RNLI shops and also from the website at www.rnlishop.org.uk although if you buy online you will have to pay another £4.95 in postage thus doubling his price so it is better to look out for a lifeboat shop. Billy is a beautiful little bear with very soft light brown fur. He is a sitting bear - his limbs aren't jointed so he doesn't stand up - and he measures six inches (15cm) high when seated. He has the word Hug embroidered on the base of one paw and Me embroidered on the base of the other - hence the fact that he is called a Hug Me bear! He wears a lovely bright blue hoodie top with the RNLI flag embroidered on the front and the word Lifeboats in white underneath. He looks gorgeous and, being so soft, he feels gorgeous too! Billy is suitable for children aged one year and over as he has no small removable parts - apart from his hoodie of course! He is just the right size for a child to cuddle too. So, there you have it, a lovely, handsome, soft little bear suitable for any child from one to a hundred! Of course the added advantage of buying this bear is the fact that you will be helping to save a life as all the profits go directly to keeping our fantastic lifeboat service running. I think that's what they call a win - win situation don't you?