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Mr Paul Jessup Managing Director The Great British Teddy Bear Company United Kingdom 15 May 2013

Dear Paul, On behalf of the Boards of Directors of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and the Florence Nightingale International Foundation (FNIF), I wish to express our most heartfelt thanks to you and everyone at the Great British Teddy Bear Company for the generous and caring support you provide to the beneficiaries of the Girl Child Education Fund (GCEF). As you know, the GCEF supports the schooling of the orphaned daughters of nurses in developing countries, currently in Kenya, Swaziland, Uganda and Zambia. More than 200 GCEF girls have graduated from secondary school and the programme currently supports the primary and secondary schooling of 240 girls. This is an incredible contribution to the future life of each girl and to their families and societies. When my mother died, I thought my life had come to an end — but the existence of GCEF had come to make my future brighter…” GCEF beneficiary in Swaziland

The donations given to the GCEF from sales of Florence the Bear, the adorable GCEF roaming ambassador, have paid for shoes, books, uniforms and school fees for dozens of girls. As well, Florence has lifted the profile of the GCEF and warmed the hearts of the girls and of nurses all over the world. ICN, FNIF and especially the girls want to tell you how much your support and collaboration mean. I think Mercy, a Kenyan GCEF graduate, put it beautifully: This program simply saved me from a life of eternal poverty. I am certain that if all the beneficiaries of this program were asked to stand and say thanks in their own sort of way, it would be such a teary affair because everybody would say that this program is a life saver. I say kudos to the Girl Child Education fund, its sponsors and all its well-wishers – thank you.” Mercy Katindi Kithuku, Kenya

ICN Mercy Express Most Heartfelt Thanks To Paul Jessup and The Great British Teddy Bear Company  

Mr Paul Jessup Managing Director The Great British Teddy Bear Company United Kingdom 15 May 2013 Dear Paul, On behalf of the Boards of Direc...

ICN Mercy Express Most Heartfelt Thanks To Paul Jessup and The Great British Teddy Bear Company  

Mr Paul Jessup Managing Director The Great British Teddy Bear Company United Kingdom 15 May 2013 Dear Paul, On behalf of the Boards of Direc...

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