Cyprus Mail

First teddy bear walk to be held in Limassol

CYPRUS is hosting its first ever children’s walk on Sunday called ‘The Teddy Bear Walk’ in a bid to raise money for refugees, handing out teddy bears to children that lost their homes in Cyprus and Greece.

Organised by the ‘Bearfoot – children helping children’ charity initiative, it is expected to attract some 800 children and parents. Participants will set off at 11am from Plus Sea Lifestyle bar in Limassol and walk along the pathway on the coast to St Raphael Resort.

During the walk, they will be accompanied by a life-sized teddy bear and local artist Kelly Norman will place teddy bear paintings along the route.

An after-party at the hotel at noon will have children receiving certificates for participating and giving away teddy bears they brought with them that will go to refugee children in Cyprus and Greece.

Over 500 teddy bears are expected to be distributed.

The party will have a performance by the Limassol municipal choir and AKEL MP Skevi Koukouma, chairwoman of the house refugees committee, will be the first keynote speaker at the event.

Limassol’s deputy mayor Savvas Stouppas will follow and there will be a performance by the the town’s theatre arts school and a raffle draw.

The teddy bear walk is also raising money for Save the Children’s “Child Refugee Crisis Appeal.”

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