A WARRINGTON hospice has welcomed a new mystery visitor.

A teddy bear was dropped off anonymously at St. Rocco’s reception.

The bear was accompanied by a note which read ‘‘Bertie, 53 years old.

‘‘In need of some TLC.

‘‘Can’t afford to take him to A+E.

‘‘Can’t throw him in the bin.’’

The hospice, in Bewsey, shared the bear on social media in a big to find out where he came from.

Bertie will be kept by the hospice and put in a prominent spot.

Warrington Guardian: The note was left with the teddy bearThe note was left with the teddy bear

They have applied to the repair shop to get Bertie fixed as his head, arms and legs are detached.

Russell Fry, marketing and communications manager, said: ‘‘If we could find out a bit more about his history, that would be nice to know.

‘‘We need to get him fixed and spruced up.

‘‘It would be good to know if he has been anywhere on holiday, travelled with people, that sort of thing.

‘‘You see these things on social media with people posting pictures of their teddy bears in various places and taking them world-wide.

‘‘Maybe that’s something we can do in future.’’