ONE Direction’s Harry Styles has donated two teddy bears worth a total of £26,000 to the Tele’s Bald is Beautiful campaign.
For the past two years, the eight-foot teddies have taken pride of place in Harry’s own home in London.
Now, however, Harry is moving house and has decided the teddy bears aren’t going to be going with him.
He wanted them to go to a good cause and got in touch with Dundee fundraiser Charlie Kean, who has launched the campaign along with the Tele.
Megan Fletcher was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma but wanted her illness to result in something positive.
The campaign is aiming to raise £20,000, and has already passed the £3,000 mark.
Charlie said Harry and One Direction have been supporters of some of his charity work in the past.
He added: “Harry wanted the teddy bears to go to a good cause and when I told him about Bald is Beautiful he was totally supportive.
“The teddy bears were originally in Harrods in London. They are made by famous teddy design company Steiff and are very valuable. One is worth £14,000 and the other £12,000.
“Harry bought them for his own home, where they have been for the past couple of years. He has decided now that he is moving that he doesn’t want to take them with him.”
“He told me if they could raise money to help Megan in her cause he would be delighted to donate them.”
Charlie said he had spoken with the manager at Dundee restaurant Kingsway Farm, who has agreed to raise money initially by displaying the teddies.
He added: “I think the plan is that theywill then organise a major event to auction them off to raise money for the campaign.
“Given that the teddy bears belonged to Harry from One Direction, I would think they would attract a lot of attention.
“I am really excited because I am hopeful they will raise us lots of money.”
Charlie also said he had been in touch with Rod Stewart’s management team asking if he would become involved.
He added: “They got straight back in touch saying he would be delighted to help and was sending us signed photographs, which he hoped would raise lots of money for us.”