"Sandi you have an amazing talent and if everyone that has received memory bears from you feels as happy as I do then you've made a lot of people happy. Thank you so much!"
" I love my baby grow 'Ellie' elephant Sandi, she is so well made and will be a precious keep sake to hand to my daughter when she is old enough, thank you so much"
"Thank you so much Sandi for making a family of beautiful memory bears out of my mums coat, its wonderful to remember my mum this way, and give her a hug everyday"
Hi, I am Sandi Millichip - Massocchi, an accomplished bear artist, designer and avid crafter, with over 40 years experience of making unique products that families can treasure.
I specialise in memory bears, inspired by one of the most precious people in my life; my caring, loving, wonderful Dad. He lived with us for the last 6 years of his life and I was his carer for the last 4 years. It was an honour to look after him and hands down, the best job I’ve ever done, nothing will come close to it.
I wanted a keep sake to remind me of my Dad who, always loved his ties. Having served at Bletchley Park in WW11 he was part of a generation when only a shirt, tie and jacket would do, so of course it made total sense to design the smartest bear in the UK, in his memory.
For all the memory bears and Family Comforts I make I donate 5% of the profit share to charitable causes.
Over the last 12 months, with your help, I have raised over £600 for charities including City Hospice and Hospice of the Valley.
Without the support of City Hospice my family and I would not have been able to provide the home care for my Dad during his last few months. Their support provides an invaluable service to carers in the home.
Charities providing these vital services rely on charitable donations.
It is my aim, with your help to raise as much money as possible for these fantastic causes.
This year sees us expanding our donations charitable to include Noahs Ark & The Not Forgotten Association.
I make Family Comforts in various sizes, which are personalized gifts for you, including suitcase friendly versions, which can easily be taken away with you, making sure your loved ones are always close at hand.
Here's a picture of Gordon Bear and my husband Andy at Lake Garda in 2019.
Where are you and your Family Comfort travelling to next?
I would love you to send me your photos or tag us in your pictures on social media.
Need more help? Can't see what you want in our gift shop? We recognize that our customers each have specific needs in creating their memory bears. So please don't hesitate to get in touch so your unique and personalized gifts are exactly as you want them.
Show that special someone in your life that you care enough to order a hug in a box. Use a jumper or a woolly scarf and commission a unique designer bear that says I love you x