Paddington Bear

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 Medical Research as the charity’s official mascot. Paddington Bear’s friendly face has helped us attract thousands of new supporters who together have raised millions of pounds to help babies and children.

Paddington at the Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments

For those of you who also feel in need of a little 'r and r', the Athenaeum Hotel, London and apartments is offering a special Paddington Bear Break especially for families. The Paddington Bear Break includes one of three limited edition prints, a Paddington afternoon tea for the family as well as a stay in one of the hotel’s luxurious suites or exclusive apartments. This package is available from £568 including VAT.

What’s more, for every Paddington tea booked, the hotel will donate £5 to Action Medical Research. The special tea menu includes all of the classical favourites; scones accompanied with the finest thick-cut English Marmalade and traditional finger sandwiches with a Paddington twist such as Marmalade Glazed Ham with Clementine Marmalade on Onion Bread. The athenaeum’s famous cake trolley has had a marmalade makeover and now includes Chocolate Tea Cups filled with Orange and White Chocolate Mousse as well as Orange Bakewell Tarts and many more delicious treats. The tea is available until the end of December. Please call 0207 640 3557 or visit: www.athenaeumhotel.com