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

11 September 2015

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 sick babies and children. Everyone pays a pound or two to bring their teddy bear, or closest cuddly companion, to school or nursery with them for the day.

Gina Campbell at Action Medical Research says: “Bring your Bear is a really fun event for children and a great way for them to show they care. It’s lovely to see them getting involved and every year we receive fantastic feedback about what they’ve been doing.

“It's a great opportunity to teach children to help others by taking part and helping us to fund even more life-changing research for some of the UK’s sickest babies and children.”

Many Bring your Bear participants organise a whole day of fun activities, such as reading stories about Paddington Bear, Action Medical Research’s mascot, or holding a teddy bears’ picnic.

The charity has plenty of resources to help teachers make the most of Bring your Bear day by telling everyone about the event and educating children about the work the charity does.

Register today and Action Medical Research will send you a free fundraising pack including Paddington BearTM stickers, a poster and a guide to making the most out of your day, plus there are tons of bear-related activity sheets available at

With the help of its supporters, Action Medical Research has played a significant role in many medical breakthroughs for more than 60 years, from the development of the first UK polio vaccines to the use of ultrasound in pregnancy. It is currently supporting work around meningitis, Down syndrome, epilepsy and premature birth, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.

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Action Medical Research is a leading UK-wide charity working to save and change children’s lives through medical research. We believe that the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children can be beaten. We have been funding medical breakthroughs since we began in 1952 like the first polio vaccines in the UK, ultrasound in pregnancy and the rubella vaccine – helping to save thousands of children’s lives and change many more.

Just one breakthrough, however small, can mean the world. Charity reg. nos 208701 and SC039284.

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