Campbell Remess (better known as Bumble) is a 12-year-old boy from Tasmania, Australia, who spends all his free time sewing stuffed animals for sick kids.
Campbell dubbed it “Project 365” and so far he’s made over 800 stuffed animals since teaching himself to sew.
Just this year, Campbell has made 450 stuffed animals and sent them to sick children around the world.
“When I was 9, I asked my mom and dad if we could buy Christmas presents for kids in hospital,” explains Campbell, “When they told me it would cost too much I decided to make them.”
“I decided I would make one present a day, which is 365 a year, and give them all away.”
“I have done this for two Christmases now and I love it. I make special bears to auction and fundraise for people too.”
Campbell uses his pocket money to buy fabric and materials, but welcomes donations via his website.
And the toys bring such joy to kids spending Christmas in hospital.
“Bumble, you really do bring sunshine to people’s lives. It’s amazing how something so simple as a teddy bear can make such a difference,” says Julia, mom to one-year-old William, who is recovering from a heart transplant.
“In a world where there’s more take than give, where greed becomes stronger than generosity, you are the exception and I hope everyone can take a piece of your message and pay it forward.”
You’re doing awesome work, Campbell!