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Our Children

Be Brave Bears is a charitable organisation run by volunteers who send personalised keepsake bears to children who are terminally ill or have life limiting conditions. Each of our bears is sponsored by businesses, groups or families, meaning these bears are free of charge to the children. Once complete each bear is placed in a special keepsake bag and given to the child complete with a numbered certificate. Once the child has received their bear the sponsor will receive a thank you photograph via e-mail of the completed bear and a sponsorship certificate with the name of the child who you have sponsored. Each bear is allocated a number and will appear on our Roll of Honour. If the child on this page has already been sponsored, but due to the timing of the previous sponsorship it has not yet been removed from this area, your sponsorship will be automatically allocated to the child next on the list (Priority order). This seldom happens but we must highlight that it can occur.

Bethany Payne

Age 10

Hospital: Childrens Hospice South West

Note: Bear pictured may not be the bear given to the child (most of the time it is though)

Bethany Payne’s Medical condition...

Bethany suffers from multiple conditions. She has Mowat-Wilson syndrome, multiple heart defects, severe epilepsy, hyperthyroidism, registered blind, reoccurring ear, urine and chest infections (pneumonia), peg fed, high suction and oxygen requirements to name a few of her struggles. She nearly lost her fight in December when she had such severe pneumonia she was transferred to Bristol and ventilated for nearly 2 weeks and spent a month in hospital including Christmas. Bethany continues to fight on and be a happy girl who loves life.

A bit about Bethany Payne...

Bethany is a cheeky girl who loves to smile and make others smile too! Bethany loves musicical toys, nursery rhymes, Bruno mars, Adele and kings of Leon! She enjoys arcades - in particular the sounds and lights. She’s loves the films Frozen and Moana. She loves her family and bestie. She likes school and loves a jacuzzi.

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94 The Gravel
Mere Brow
Preston
Lancashire
PR4 6JX

07718 985264
hello@bebravebears.co.uk