Issue Seven | Action Medical Research
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We’ve been Paddington Bear’s favourite UK charity for 40 years and he’d like to thank you for supporting our team of Action Heroes. Watch a short film from 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 chatting 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.

A big thank you from Paddington

Take Action

If Paddington has inspired you to do more, then you can take action:

Share Paddington's film with your friends and family and help spread the word about Action Medical Research

Do an event for Action

Fundraising is a great way to spread the word and support us - and you don't have to be active to take part! There are fundraising ideas for everyone. Find out what's going on in your area or you can even set up your own event.


Become an Action volunteer in your community! Being a volunteer could involve anything from speaking at an event to cheering on our marathon runners.

Any questions? Want to know more? You can always call us on 01403 210406 (Mon to Fri, 9-5).

You can keep an eye on our Action Heroes and discover more about us by following us on Twitter and Facebook:

Help us spread the word