Bears in the air

St Peter's Church, Wisbech has a Bring Teddy to the church and parachute him off the tower day. LtoR - Ewan White (6), Rubie-Jane Bates (6) and Jak White (6) who all attend Gorfield primary school.
St Peter's Church, Wisbech has a Bring Teddy to the church and parachute him off the tower day. LtoR - Ewan White (6), Rubie-Jane Bates (6) and Jak White (6) who all attend Gorfield primary school.
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Teddies took the plunge to help raise money for St Peter’s Church in Wisbech.

Saturday was the annual Teddy Bear Day, which sees fuzzy friends launched from the top of the church tower for a good cause. But don’t worry – they get a parachute so they make it safely back to ground level.

St Peter's Church, Wisbech has a Bring Teddy to the church and parachute him off the tower day. Church warden Janet Stevens loads a teddy into the basket

St Peter's Church, Wisbech has a Bring Teddy to the church and parachute him off the tower day. Church warden Janet Stevens loads a teddy into the basket

Church warden Janet Stevens, who spent the day catching the bears at the bottom of the tower, was pleased with how the day went, even if the weather wasn’t brilliant.

Rob Willett had the job of manning the tower and making sure the teddies were correctly launched.

They had made the decision to hold the Teddy Bear Day a month later in the hope of getting better weather for the event, and although the weather gamble did not pay off, they did get more people taking part.

Around £130 was raised for the church, with some money still to come in.

St Peter's Church, Wisbech has a Bring Teddy to the church and parachute him off the tower day.

St Peter's Church, Wisbech has a Bring Teddy to the church and parachute him off the tower day.

In addition to the parachuting, there was a teddy tombola and games, as well as refreshments, to help bring in some more money.