Workers make sure that a baby girl found at a Bradford recycling centre will be buried with a teddy bear made from staff’s uniform so she will not be alone and “will have something to cuddle, so they aren’t alone”.
The baby girl, believed to be stillborn, was tragically found wrapped in a beach towel at the Household Waste Recycling Centre in Bowling Back Lane on August 20.
West Yorkshire Police said it is likely that this may have been a concealed pregnancy and the baby was not born in a hospital setting, meaning the mother of the baby may need urgent medical attention.
But she has not been found yet.
Tarrah, owner of 3tothread which makes personalised memorabilia, said the teddy bear will be with the baby when she is laid to rest.
She said: “I was contacted by a girlfriend of one of the staff members to make the bear using his uniform. The men that were on shift when the baby was found are obviously devastated and are heartbroken. So I hope this bear has given them some comfort too.
“This memory bear will be with the baby when they are laid to rest. Baby will have something to cuddle, so they aren’t alone.
“It is still unknown who the mother of the baby is, and I’m hoping that she is safe and well. If anyone has any information please contact the police, we are all wishing for her health.
“I’d just like her (the mum) to know that she can come forward and get the help she must so desperately need, no judgement everyone just hopes that’s she’s safe and well.”
“Please contact the police with any information via 101 or Bradford Maternity Services via text on 07753 672648 quoting log number 564.”
This is very obviously an absolute tragedy. Well done to all of the staff at this site, for acting in such a generous and sympathetic way.