Paddington Bear has been at the heart of fundraising for Action Medical Research ever since his creator, Michael Bond, met the charity’s founder, Duncan Guthrie, in 1976. Paddington Bear always likes to help wherever he can and so, after chewing over the matter with Mr Bond, he agreed to support Action as the charity’s official mascot. Paddington Bear’s cheery face has helped us attract thousands of new supporters who together have raised millions of pounds to help babies and children.
Also, for the first time, the Paddington classic Paddington Goes to Hospital is available as an ebook and royalties for all copies sold in the UK are kindly being donated to Action. In addtion, Paddington is the furry face of our Bring your Bear event for schools and nurseries.