The organisers of this year’s Teddy Bear Trail, the Friends of Jesmond Library, are looking for volunteer hosts, to display a teddy in a visible window or sheltered part of a garden. Bears should be dressed in costume (related to a children’s story or film) and give a “catchy” name. The organisers can supply a ready-dressed bear, if needed. The final route of the trail will be designed to accommodate as many as possible of the volunteer hosts, who could be residents or local businesses.

Further information can be obtained from Joan Aarvold on 07747 359607 or joanaarvold@icloud.com .