An appeal to fund bears with stomas for children in the north-east has raised more than £400 since the start of the month.
A Bear Named Buttony creates Buttony Bears for children – which was inspired by Jenny Gow’s daughter Eilidh, who had surgery aged three to give her a stoma.
Jenny, from Ballater, decided to create the bears alongside a friend to help children feel less alone, and make sure they have a furry friend who looks just like them.
Donations can be made to the project which will go on creating new Buttony Bears as part of the Breakaway Foundation.
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Since December 1, almost £450 has been raised, with families opting to give money instead of sending cards.
Earlier this year, A Bear Named Buttony marked its third birthday, with more than 1,700 bears handed out.