Help to name the Thames Valley Air Ambulance Bear

    tvaa teddy bear editSubmit your nomination to name the bear for your chance to win a £100 Build-a-bear Workshop gift card, a Thames Valley Air Ambulance Bear and other great goodies!

    Thames Valley Air Ambulance is a charity at the frontline of saving lives. They provide emergency medical care by air and land to patients in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. Their critical care paramedics and doctors are highly trained and ready for any eventuality. They bring the hospital to the patient, giving you the best chance when the worst happens.

    Thames Valley Air Ambulance Teddy Bear

    Due to the types of calls the charity attends, many of their patients are critically ill or injured. In both their helicopter and critical care response cars, they carry teddy bears which are given to children at the scene of an emergency. The teddy bears are used to comfort or distract children from what is often a traumatic experience.

    Ten year old Lucy was given one of the teddy bears after she suffered a traumatic chest injury last New Year’s Eve. Lucy has bravely shared her story as part of the charity’s Christmas appeal; lending her own voice to an illustrated film as she retells the events of the night and how the charity saved her life. You can find out more about Lucy’s story by watching the video at the bottom of this article.

    Prize details

      • A Thames Valley Air Ambulance teddy bear.*

      • A £100 Build-A-Bear Workshop gift card.

      • Thames Valley Air Ambulance goodie bag.

      • A visit from Thames Valley Air Ambulance mascot to your party, nursery or school post national lockdown when safe to do so.

    How to enter

    Submit your nominated bear name using the form below by 23.59 on 29/11/2020.

    All entries received will be reviewed by Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

    The winning entry will be announced on MKFM's website and social media after this vote on 30/11/2020 and will receive the prize package listed above.

    Terms and Conditions

    As well as MKFM's standard Terms and Conditions, the following applies to this competition

    • Entries must be made by 23.59 on 29/11/2020 using the submission form on this page.
    • If a duplicate entry name is selected, we will use the first one received by us.
    • The panel's decision will be final and no discussion will be entered in to.
    • By entering the competition, you are agreeing to be identified as a winner and you may be asked to take part in some publicity activity (e.g. photocalls with local press).
    • This competition is intended for our local audience on FM. As such, to be eligible to claim the prize, entrants must live in our FM broadcast area (which covers the Borough of Milton Keynes including Newport Pagnell, Stony Stratford, Wolverton, Woburn Sands and Bletchley, and the nearby towns of Woburn, Olney, Cranfield and Ampthill). Alternatively, entrants must work within this area for at least five day a week. Evidence of employment at the time of winning will be required and is subject to MKFM's judgement.
    • *Please note Thames Valley Air Ambulance teddy bears are not available for purchase.

    With your support, Thames Valley Air Ambulance can be there, ready to reach patients like Lucy with life-saving care, whenever they need it. Please donate to their Christmas appeal or read more about their life-saving work at:

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