21 FAMOUS NAMES – 21 PAIRS OF JEANS
… 22 UNIQUE TEDDY BEARS!
AUCTION 18th NOVEMBER – 2nd DECEMBER 2021
“We are so grateful to everyone involved in this special project. Every bear sold will help to
make a lifetime of difference for families facing up to the heartbreak of their child dying
Andy Fletcher, CEO Together for Short Lives
This summer the bear workshop was awash with jeans, as celebrities from far and wide joined forces to support ‘The Great Teddy Bear Project’ with a view to raising funds for the children’s charity ‘Together for Short Lives’.
The concept was simple … with forty years of creating bespoke memory bears from treasured items of clothing, most particularly bears from denim jeans, Canterbury Bears were the perfect partner for the project with creative social enterprise organisation Eazl.
And so the jeans began to arrive from …
Sophie Ellis Bextor (singer) – Michael Bublé (singer) – Brandon Flowers (singer – The Killers) – Boy George (singer) – David Gray (singer) – Debbie Harry (singer – Blondie) – Harry Judd (musician – McFly) – Ben De Lisi (fashion designer) – Joanna Lumley (actor) – Laura Marling (singer) – Tim Peake (astronaut) – Dougie Poynter (musician – McFly) – Gary Numan (singer) – Michel Roux Jr (chef) – Phillip Schofield (TV presenter) – Ranvir Singh (TV presenter) – Joss Stone (singer) – Suggs (singer) – KT Tunstall (singer) Paul Young (singer) and Johnny Vegas (actor comedian)
And the snipping began … the painstaking lifting of diamante embellishments, the embroidery of famous autographs with the help of our neighbours at Just So, cutting, stitching and stuffing – each bear created by our team with the owner of the jeans in mind …
… and at last they were ready and the auction slot booked and we can tell you all about it … we will be sharing more pictures over the coming weeks, you can see all the bears on the Canterbury Bear website and start bidding from November 18th, a unique Christmas Gift, a treasured keepsake, a collector’s item, a beautiful bear! Auctioned in aid of an extraordinary charity.
But we mentioned 22 bears … and there is a final bear, made from strips of fabric from all the celebrity jeans, The Great Celebrity Bear carries all the autographs and will be placed in a sweepstake raffle on Charity Stars from 18th November to 16th December.