A cuddly bear collection donated to Calne Town Council to thank the community has been distributed to local groups.

Wendy Crunden gave her collection of Charlie Bears, after what she described as the incredible support that a member of her family had received from their local community during the past year.

The team at Calne Town Council arranged for each of the Charlie Bears to be rehomed around the local area.

The bears were distributed to local residential care homes to support their residents and provide some much-needed cuddles, including The Firs Care Home LTD on Lickhill Rd, Kingston House at Lansdowne Crescent, Derry Hill), and The Maltings on Brewers Lane.

The batch of remaining bears were shared amongst a selection of Calne’s community groups and charities.

They went to Help in the Community, Paws for Pets - a pet foodbank, Calne Wiltshire and Helping Survivors of Domestic Violence.