Stat of the day: Bears for ME

By Angela Matthews

Those who walk through Potters Fields Park near Tower Bridge in the mornings or at lunchtime may have seen the lawn of teddy bears yesterday. There were 3,400 teddy bears to represent the 3,400 people in the UK who contract meningitis each year.

This was part of a global project called Protecting Our Tomorrows, launched by the photographer Anne Geddes to raise awareness of bacterial meningitis and septicaemia – the infectious disease causing the most deaths of children under five years old in the UK each year. You can read more about it (and see another photo!) here.

3400 teddy bears sitting on Potters Fields Park

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