Audrey Pegrum receives her MBE, 2007.

Photo:The neighbours crowd round to watch Audrey well on this special day

The neighbours crowd round to watch Audrey well on this special day

Photo:Waved off to Buckingham Palace

Waved off to Buckingham Palace

Photo:Audrey being presented with the MBE by the Queen

Audrey being presented with the MBE by the Queen

Photo:Audrey's official Photo with her MBE

Audrey's official Photo with her MBE

Isabel Johnson's Ramsden Bellhouse and Heath Collection

By Jo Cullen

In 2007 Audrey Pegrum received her MBE for tireless work for 'Teddies for Tragedies'.  In 1985 the Teddies for Tragedies was set up to help local groups to make and distribute teddybears to young people who really needed them. Audrey started working for the charity in 1995 and since then has sent over 273,500 teddies to needy children all over the world.  She called upon the willing assistance of volunteers from WIs, Church Groups, Social Clubs and many others to help and send out thousands of bears a year.  She also works with other charities which help the disadvantaged. Although brought up in Laindon she has lived in Ramsden Bellhouse for most of her life.

This page was added by Jo Cullen on 13/07/2013.
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