Jersey

Jersey Government House hosts teddy bears' picnic

Teddy bears
Image caption Children have been asked to take their teddies to "adventurous" places for their picnics

The first in a series of teddy bears' picnics has been held at Government House in Jersey to raise money for a cancer charity.

Twelve children with their teddies - and families - were invited, with food and entertainment provided.

Those children will have their own picnics, inviting five friends - who will then have a picnic for four others and so on over the summer.

Each child is being asked to donate £5 to Clic Sargent.

Swimming pool

The charity, which helps children and young people who are suffering from cancer-related illnesses, said it would like children to be "adventurous" with their choice of picnic venues.

Suggestions included the beach, park, castle or a swimming pool.

Clic Sargent Jersey said it hoped over the course of the summer about 3,000 children would take part in the "humongous" picnics.

Government House is the residence of Jersey's Lieutenant Governor General Sir John McColl and his wife Lady McColl, who is patron of Clic Sargent Jersey.

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