Bears provide some relief from isolation
A Burekup resident has come up with an idea to help parents who are self isolating at home with children.
Ann Shipley is encouraging people in the community to place teddy bears in their windows so parents can take their children on a bear hunt around the neighbourhood.
“I came across a post on social media of a woman in Melbourne starting a bear hunt in her close-knit community and I thought we should do that here in Burekup,” Mrs Shipley said.
“So I made a Facebook page on Thursday and put out some teddy bears and have had quite a good response from the community to do the same. I thought we may as well do something fun for the kids while we can.”
As a grandmother of nine, Mrs Shipley said the social isolation had been difficult.
“I’ve been lucky enough to visit one of my grandchildren who lives in the area, but it has been hard on all of us having to keep our distance,” she said.
“A few kids from the neighbourhood passed our house the other day and noticed the bears and their faces just lit up.
“I really just wanted to create some social distancing magic for children in our community during this coronavirus pandemic.”
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