I’m sure you’ve all seen the pictures and read the news about the atrocities being committed in Gaza. Over 200 children have been killed to date. After watching the news I spotted my own teddy bear and thought about all those lost childhoods, broken playgrounds, broken toys and broken families. I had a wonderful childhood, in a safe, warm home. Children are losing their lives and their childhoods…
So the plan is to gather a collection of teddy bears to leave outside the embassy in form of peaceful protest this weekend. Ideally enough to represent those children who have died. If you are interested in getting involved or have a bear who you know wouldn’t mind being given up please DM me on twitter (https://twitter.com/Rachel__Ray) .
Collections will be happening at: Grand Canal Dock (this Thursday/Friday from 6PM-7PM, by the cement blocks near Ely) and Malahide (this Saturday at home, for those that know me before 11am and same morning 11:30-12:30 by Londis carpark).
You can also of course come along and drop you bear there at the embassy. I’ll be putting them out at 3PM, Saturday.
Please don’t put anything supporting any particular political group, race or religion on your teddies. This is a meant as a temporary memorial and silent protest. You can join the event/get any updates and attend with your bear here (where you can also share your bear’s #selfie).
Image – my own ted’s selfie.