Hi everyone. Thanks for your comments. I just started to knit the bears because I was bored with the baby knitting and wanted to use up all the odd wool I had but it got a little out of hand. I contacted the local newspaper because many organisations in the UK did not want the bears because of the colours that I had knitted them in. The paper ran a story and had a great response by email and phone from small local charities that were willing to take them. They are like the Mother Bear Project but mine are all one colour and I use ribbon instead of knitting a scarf.