Glenorchy (Tasmania) Operation Ted


Thanks very much from the Tasmanian Police to the Glenorchy City Lions Club
for their generous donation of the Teds

When a child is suffering a teddy bear to hug can make a mountain of difference. The Glenorchy Lions’ initiative Operation Ted aims to ease the pain experienced by kids in crisis by donating teddy bears to local police to give children at the scene of traumatic events.

Inspector Grant Twining says he regularly attends incidents of family violence or car crashes where children are often difficult to calm down.


Inspector Grant Twining with Lion Karen Delaney

“The police are naturally very compassionate people and we’re happy to have this new tool to use as a positive distraction for children.” Inspector Twining said.

Operation Ted is supported in Victoria where thoiusands of bears have been donated to police and other emergency services.

Glenorchy resident and Claremont College teacher’s aid Karen Delaney brought Operation Ted to Tasmania with her partner John Tesoriero after seeing them at a convention in Victoria.

“I loved the idea of the bears straight away and although our Club didn’t come on board at first they ended buying 50 bears.” Mrs Delaney said.

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