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A fond farewell

Posted: 12 September 2017 15:22 pm
It is with great sadness that we mark the loss of Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond CBE, who died in June. Michael was involved with Action for over 40 years, following a meeting with our founder Duncan Guthrie in 1976 where it was agreed that Paddington would support the charity as its official mascot. Through this very special relationship with...

Action Medical Research chosen charity for new family festival in Cambridgeshire

Posted: 19 July 2017 10:54 am
Action Medical Research is delighted to announce it is the chosen charity for the inaugural ‘Hunts Fun Fest’ on Sunday, 27 August. The event is being held at Huntingdon Racecourse from midday. There will be live music headlined by the band Into The Ark (as seen on The Voice), a vintage car rally and a kids’ inflatable zone! Action...

Chris Boardman and Paddington Bear™ prepare for Eroica Britannia

Posted: 8 June 2017 10:10 am
Two of Action Medical Research’s most ardent celebrity supporters are getting ready for this year’s Eroica Britannia festival.   The family-friendly event is being held near Friden Grange in the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire between 16 – 18 June. As well as live music, award-winning food and shopping there will also be...

Show support for Action Medical Research with Bring your Bear day

Posted: 6 December 2016 10:46 am
Schools and nurseries across the UK are being urged to bring a bear for the day in support of Action Medical Research. The UK-wide children’s charity wants youngsters to bring in their favourite cuddly toys in honour of its mascot, Paddington BearTM.  Bring your Bear is a fun and educational event that raises vital funds to help save...

Davina McCall represents Action Medical Research at BGC Charity Day

Posted: 20 September 2016 09:37 am
Davina McCall hit the trading floor to represent children’s charity Action Medical Research at the annual BGC Charity Day on Monday, 12 September 2016. Davina, an ambassador for Action Medical Research, got a taste of financial trading excitement at the annual event along with Paddington BearTM, the charity’s mascot. Each year global...

Dad dons Paddington Bear costume for Great North Run

Posted: 20 September 2016 08:35 am
A father from Hull has completed the Great North Run for the tenth time – this time dressed as Paddington BearTM. Charlie Paterson, 45, wore the costume for the 13.1-mile race to raise funds for Action Medical Research, Paddington’s favourite UK charity, in memory of his son Daniel. Charlie, who’s dressed as an 8ft beer bottle...

A very special friendship

Posted: 12 September 2016 14:29 pm
This year we are celebrating 40 years of fundraising with Paddington BearTM. The much-loved bear from Darkest Peru has been at the heart of our fundraising ever since his creator, Michael Bond, met the charity’s founder, Duncan Guthrie, in 1976. Paddington always likes to help wherever he can and so, after chatting over the matter with Mr Bond,...

Dad gets set to run Great North Run in Paddington Bear costume

Posted: 8 September 2016 14:39 pm
A father from Hull is getting ready to run in a Paddington BearTM suit when he competes in the Great North Run for the sixth time in memory of his son Daniel. Charlie Paterson, 45, will don the costume for the 13.1-mile race in Newcastle upon Tyne on Sunday, 11 September, to raise funds for Action Medical Research, PaddingtonTM’s favourite UK...

Action Medical Research launches treasure hunt to celebrate anniversary

Posted: 5 August 2016 08:23 am
Horsham-based children’s charity Action Medical Research has launched a treasure hunt in the town to celebrate 40 years with Paddington BearTM as its official mascot. A set of specially designed stickers have been hidden in small plastic tubs around the maze area of Horsham Park as part of a geocache-style treasure hunt which will run from...

Charity celebrates 40 years with mascot Paddington Bear

Posted: 17 June 2016 09:55 am
Action Medical Research is on the hunt for members of Paddington’s Make It Grow club as it celebrates 40 years with its official mascot Paddington BearTM. Paddington has been at the heart of fundraising for the UK-wide children’s charity ever since his creator, Michael Bond, met Action’s founder Duncan Guthrie back in 1976 and his...

Annual brass band championships to hit the right note

Posted: 3 February 2016 12:16 pm
The Youth Brass Band Entertainment Championship of Great Britain is set to hit the right note for UK-wide children's charity Action Medical Research when it takes place in Blackpool. Talented youngsters from across the country will be taking to the stage at the Opera House, Blackpool Winter Gardens, on Sunday, 14 February, for the 32nd annual...

Take fundraising to new heights with Paddington’s favourite UK charity

Posted: 13 October 2015 09:57 am
A charity is urging walkers to join Team Paddington and conquer the UK’s highest mountains to raise funds to help save and change the lives of babies and children. Action Medical Research is seeking teams of four to six people - at least three climbers and a driver - to take part in its Three Peaks Challenge from 2-3 July 2016. The...

Youngsters urged to ‘bring your bear’ for Action Medical Research

Posted: 11 September 2015 08:29 am
Schoolchildren are being urged to bring a bear for the day in support of Action Medical Research. The children’s charity wants youngsters to bring their favourite cuddly toys to school in honour of its mascot, Paddington BearTM.  Bring your Bear is a fun and educational event that raises vital funds for the charity to help...

One Stop raises over £40,000 for Paddington’s favourite UK charity

Posted: 12 August 2015 09:44 am
One Stop customers and colleagues helped to raise an amazing £40,000 to save and change children’s lives during a collection for Action Medical Research in May. The campaign saw some 770 One Stop stores around the country place Paddington-themed collection boxes on their countertops to raise vital funds for the fourth year running. CEO Tony...

Charity celebrates birthday of mascot Paddington Bear

Posted: 25 June 2015 09:34 am
Children’s charity Action Medical Research is celebrating the birthday of its faithful mascot Paddington BearTM on 25 June. Paddington 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 and his friendly face has helped to attract...

Paddington to support his favourite charity on his home turf

Posted: 11 June 2015 13:15 pm
Action Medical Research’s mascot Paddington BearTM will be the guest of honour at a dragon boat race in Paddington Basin to raise funds for the children’s charity. The Paddington Partnership Dragon Boat Regatta, on the evening of Thursday, 18 June, is in its 15th year and this is the second time it has donated the proceeds to Action Medical...

Paddington™ Stare

Posted: 26 November 2014 14:15 pm
Special pre-screening of Paddington movie in Horsham raises around £2,500 for Action Medical Research The eyes of each audience member at the Capitol Arts Centre in Horsham last night (Tuesday 25 November 2014) were glued to the screen, much in the way of a hard ‘Paddington Stare’, as cinema goers were treated to an exclusive pre-...

Paddington wear?

Posted: 28 October 2014 13:30 pm
Davina McCall to unveil new PaddingtonTM ‘look’ for Action Medical Research’s Mascot on the Paddington Trail TV presenter Davina McCall has designed a new suit to adorn her very own Paddington as part of London’s Paddington Trail, to celebrate the UK release of the Paddington film on 28 November this year. A steadfast supporter...

Paddington says “be bear-illiant” for children’s charity

Posted: 17 October 2014 11:02 am
In the year of his big screen debut, Paddington Bear is asking nurseries and schools across the UK to help raise vital funds for his favourite charity, Action Medical Research, by taking part in its Bring your Bear event. It’s very easy to join in, just choose any day during the school year when the children bring their teddy bear, or a favourite...

Paddington Exhibition at Horsham Museum

Posted: 8 October 2014 14:01 pm
Paddington Bear™ has been at the heart of fundraising for UK children’s charity Action Medical Research since 1976. As the charity’s HQ is based in Horsham, the lovable bear is thrilled that the local museum will be featuring the ‘Paddington Goes to the Museum’ exhibition from 16 October until 31 December 2014. Paddington...

Paddington makes a final plea for donations as he returns from a charity tour with Action Medical Research

Posted: 22 September 2014 16:03 pm
Paddington makes a final plea for donations as he returns from a charity tour with Action Medical Research Paddington BearTM is heading home after a successful mission during which he visited more than 100 sick children and babies in support of his favourite UK charity Action Medical Research. The famous bear, who is set to hit the big screen...

Paddington Bear™ attends Horsham’s Little Nibble

Posted: 10 September 2014 09:22 am
Paddington Bear™ attended the Little Nibble in Horsham on Saturday 6 September. The much-loved children’s character, who is the mascot of Horsham-based charity Action Medical Research, dropped into the event to meet children and families who attended and to enjoy a well-deserved marmalade sandwich. Action Medical Research also had a stall...

Paddington™ visits Cambridge in new appeal for children’s charity, Action Medical Research

Posted: 27 August 2014 12:58 pm
Children’s favourite, Paddington Bear™, paid a visit to delighted young patients at Addenbrooke’s Hospital on Tuesday, August 26, as part of a new UK tour to raise vital funds for Action Medical Research. The charity’s mascot, who is set to hit the big screen later this year, spent the morning with kids at the hospital in Hills...

Paddington™ visits Newcastle in new appeal for children’s charity, Action Medical Research

Posted: 20 August 2014 09:16 am
Children’s favourite, Paddington Bear™, paid a visit to delighted young patients at the Great North Children’s Hospital on Tuesday August 19, as part of a new UK tour to raise vital funds for Action Medical Research. The charity’s mascot, who is set to hit the big screen later this year, spent the morning with kids at the...

Paddington™ visits Brighton in new appeal for children’s charity, Action Medical Research

Posted: 7 August 2014 16:25 pm
Children’s favourite, Paddington Bear™, paid a visit to delighted young patients at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital on Tuesday, August 5, as part of a new UK tour to raise vital funds for Action Medical Research. The charity’s mascot, who is set to hit the big screen later this year, spent the morning with kids at the...
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