One Stop announces support for Paddington’s™ favourite charity | Action Medical Research

One Stop announces support for Paddington’s™ favourite charity

11 March 2014

Paddington Bear™ and One Stop are again teaming up in 2014 to mobilise support for the UK children’s charity, Action Medical Research.

From 16 March to 27 April, all One Stop shops are placing Paddington-themed collection boxes on their countertops to raise vital funds. The nation’s beloved bear is the mascot of the charity which funds vital research to help sick and disabled babies and children. 

One Stop, the retail convenience business, has 700 shops across England and Wales. Paddington Bear is calling on customers to again dig deep and help exceed last year’s impressive result of over £31,000 raised.

Tony Reed, chief executive One Stop says: “One Stop is delighted to once again be working with Action Medical Research. As an organisation, we focus on being the best neighbourhood store for our customers, which is why we're committed to supporting the charity and helping to improve the communities we work in. The funds raised by the collection boxes will help the children’s charity to continue to fund medical breakthroughs that help sick and disabled children, an area that continues to be underfunded in the UK.”

Action Medical Research has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952. Medical research can save and change children’s lives. Yet surprisingly, medical research into conditions that devastate children’s lives is poorly funded.  The charity is currently supporting work around stillbirth, epilepsy, meningitis, cerebral palsy and brain cancer, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.


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NOTES TO EDITORS:

Hi-res images of Paddington Bear™ can be downloaded using the links below:

http://www.action.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/press/paddingtons...
http://www.action.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/press/paddington-...

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Action Medical Research is a UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research. We want to make a difference in:
tackling premature birth and treating sick and vulnerable babies
helping children affected by disability, disabling conditions and infections
targeting rare diseases that together severely affect many forgotten children.

Just one breakthrough, however small, can mean the world.

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