Paddington went shopping at Harrods this week to choose his birthday present (June 25th).
Generous Harrods bosses said he could choose anything he liked - from a new suitcase to a book on Peru. Instead he plumped for some of his favourite marmalade.
Excited Paddington told friends that he couldn’t wait for his birthday next week when thousands of teddy bear lovers nation-wide will be joining him for his giant ‘Bring Your Bear’ Party.
Teddy Bears will be found in schools, businesses and brownie packs as people bear-all to raise money for Paddington’s favourite charity - Action Research.
There is still time to join in the fun. For a free ‘Bear Essentials’ fundraising pack call 0845 3031121.
Bring Your Bear week is part of ‘Paddington’s Suitcase Challenge’, the charity’s 1999 campaign to raise £1 million for research into children’s diseases.
Projects funded by Action Research include vital work on meningitis, cot death and premature birth.
Your donation could help fund vital research for children