Bournemouth Daily Echo

 

Debra Stephenson building bears for heart children.
“Television star Debra Stephenson made an instant impression on primary school pupils when she helped them create cuddly Valentine’s Day gifts for children suffering from congenital heart defects.
The Coronation Street and Bad Girls actress took time off to visit the Build- A-Bear Workshop in Commercial Road, Bournemouth, where she met foundation year pupils from Kinson primary school.
Eleven-year-old Lucy Pearson, who lives near Ringwood and had a heart transplant in 2006, accepted bears on behalf of sick children receiving help from the Children’s Heart Federation.”