Has your child lost a teddy bear on a train? Now help is at paw
Please look after this bear. And this one. And this one… Train bosses have gone online to try to track the owners of dozens of bears lost between Penzance and Paddington. The toys have been given their own “Teddy Rescue” web page to highlight their plight – by far the
saddest of the 20,000 items left behind every year on First Great Western. Somebody must love me (Image: SWNS) The web page shows the bears on holiday, on the beach in shades with buckets and spades. Lost property manager Nigel Organ said: “They’re quite hard to identify over the phone, so we hope sharing pictures makes it a little easier. “Some bears mean so much to children and we just want to do what we can to reunite them.” Every week more than 400 items of unclaimed property find their way to the train firm’s vaults at Bristol Temple Meads. Is it Barney? (Image: SWNS) Items most frequently left behind include mobiles, cycle helmets, umbrellas and clothing. But they are not all so down to earth – the company is currently trying to trace the owner of a drone left in one of its carriages. Among other unexpected finds are an ironing board, a clothes drying rack, a dog cage – and a signed picture of Craig Charles. Higher value items have included a 1,500 triathlon bi2020老版跑狗图13期 ke and musical instruments, including a 600 Gibson guitar. Bunny trouble (Image: SWNS) Around 25 per cent of items are returned, but hundreds of phones, wallets,
toys, walking sticks and suitcases go unclaimed. And staff have been left blushing by a clutch of sex toys. Nigel admitted: “Some stuff gives us a bit of a laugh. We keep it in a special box, but no
body is coming to claim it. Do you know this toy? (Image: SWNS) “We also get lots of wheelchairs, crutches and prams. How anyone can leave those is odd.” Anything not collected after three months is passed to Bristol-based charities. Nigel, 40, said: “We look for contact details and use Google quite a lot. It’s rewarding to get anything back to someone.” Rail bosses launch web page in bid to reunite children with lost bearsView gallery Passenger watchdog Transport Focus has urged the country’s 23 rail operators to create a central database to help people recover property.