Gallagher Bassett’s (GB) Gentle Bear Program has continued his mission to bring comfort to children experiencing traumatic circumstances.
Recently, Shaun Meehan, General Manager – South Australia, handed out a package of Gentle Bears to staff at Backpacks 4 SA Kids.
Backpacks 4 SA Kids provides resources that contribute to the care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people during periods of dislocation from home and routine care.
The bear serves as an emotional aid to distract a child’s attention from the immediate, distressing situation by providing a recognisable, reassuring and safe object to latch on to.
Shaun was touched to have the opportunity to deliver Gentle Bears to such a worthwhile cause,
“The Gentle Bear is a symbol of caring and comfort during difficult times and we’re honoured to hand out these bears to such a great cause.” Shaun said.
Gentle Bear has had a busy year, touring the Northern Territory to support the NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services, expanding the program into Queensland and even visiting the Jane Goodall Chimp Rehab Centre in South Africa.