Daventry Fire and Rescue show appreciation for DTC Trauma Teddy Campaign

Daventry Fire and Rescue show appreciation for DTC Trauma Teddy Campaign

On Monday 20th May 2019, Daventry Fire and Rescue Services (DFAR) were called to the aid of a mother and child, after their car's locking mechanism seized, and the child was locked in the car.

DFAR acted swiftly and efficiently, breaking into the car using their 'breaking-in' gear, reuniting a very happy mum with her toddler, who was also presented with a Trauma Teddy, which was supplied by Daventry Town Council.

Duncan Timbs, Crew Commander for Daventry Fire and Rescue, said, "Handing over a gift at a time when people are potentially in the most traumatic moment of their lives may seem odd. However, when it comes to children and teddies, they have this amazing effect that re-focuses them on something different.


We have handed out countless Trauma Teddies over the last few years since they were lovingly hand-made by the local community and gifted to us by DTC. The difference it makes to a child is incredible. It is an instant distraction, an instant smile, an instant rapport with someone who just wants their parent. It is quite often the little things in life that make a big difference to people. I think we could all do with remembering that at times."

Deborah Jewell, Chief Officer of Daventry Town Council said, "When we gifted the Trauma Teddies to Daventry Fire and Rescue, we were not quite aware of the impact that they would truly have on the children they were given to. We are incredibly proud that Arlo was a receiver of one of the Trauma Teddies and we hope that, in his distress, that both him and his mother Michelle, found comfort."

For more information about Daventry Town Council's Trauma Teddy campaign, please visit www.daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk.

Posted: Tue, 21 May 2019 16:54 by Daventry Town Council

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