A SOUTHAMPTON girl is hoping to reach out to hundreds of babies with her giant teddy bear.

When Chloe Nicholls won a one-and-a-half metre tall bear her parents had no idea how to tell their daughter that there was no space to keep it at home.

But the five-year-old, from Maybush, surprised her family with the decision that she would like to donate the bear to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Princess Anne Hospital.

Chloe won the bear through a competition at her school, Wordsworth Primary, where everyone attached a letter to a helium balloon and the first letter to be returned would win the bear.

Proud mum Sue said: “She came to me and said ‘I want it to help the poorly babies’.”