SUPER-teds have joined the ranks at Knutsford Fire Station – and are ready and waiting to provide comfort where needed.

A Knutsford Mothers’ Union group have knitted a number of ‘Trauma Teds’, who have taken up temporary residence at the Mobberley Road station.

Firefighters will be distributing the bears, which have all been hand-knitted by members of the Chester Diocese Knutsford Deanery Mothers’ Union, who spent several months on the project.

Firefighter Erdal Cankaya, from Knutsford Fire Station, welcomed the bears to the station.

He said: “Unfortunately we attend all sorts of incidents where, sadly, children are involved. Although we continually try to prevent accidents in the home and on the road, with our various awareness initiatives, we do still get them.

“These teddy bears are really lovely and will come in very useful. We have a handful of them sat on our fire engine and they will stay there until they are needed to provide a bit of comfort to a child.”

The bears all have a tag which says where they have come from.

Sheila Rayner, from the Mothers' Union, said: “We used to knit these teddies to be sent overseas but we decided to look to closer to home this time. Firefighters at Knutsford and Wilmslow seemed like the ideal distributors."