Following the devastating events in the Ukraine, thousands of children have been evacuated to other countries, or have found themselves displaced or stranded at the Ukrainian-Polish border.
Many children have had to evacuate without their parents, with little or no time to pack their belongings. Being so far away it’s difficult to know how to help, but even the smallest gestures can make a huge difference. The Yuri bear initiative is our way of sending a symbol of love from afar to the Ukrainian children – we’d love your help to bring this to life.
We’ll provide you with a simple teddy bear pattern, instructions and some creative suggestions. So, even if you’re a novice knitter it will be very easy to craft.
We've set ourselves a target to create 20,000 Yuri Bears. Therefore, even if you don't knit, you'll likely know someone who does. So, please help to donate at least one bear from you, a family member, or a friend. This way, we can bring smiles to the faces of as many Ukrainian children as we can.