A hospital for sick teddy bears aims to help the poor of Limerick.

The Teddy Bear's Hospital is the brainchild of Redemptorist Priest Father Gerry Daly and was set up to raise money for those in need in Limerick at Christmas time.

4,200 families to be fed this Christmas. 
Please give what you can afford to Fr Gerry Daly's Poor Campaign.

Long known for his annual charity appeals Fr Daly's latest endeavour to raise money the Teddy Bears' Hospital is proving to be a huge attraction for the children of the city. 

Today the Junior and Senior Infants Class from St Michael's of Denmark Street have brought their soft toys in need of repair. In return for a contribution to the poor box, Nurse Nancy attends to the children's teddies.

Commenting on the success of the campaign, Fr Daly says

They're very, very generous here in Limerick looking after the poor.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 11 December 1987. The reporter is Michael Walsh.