Touching Lives - October 2009
Party-time for Paddington
We all know that Paddington Bear enjoys a marmalade sandwich (or two) but he’s not shy of a good party either!
Our favourite bear was only too pleased to join the winners of an Action Medical Research competition at Waterstone’s in Piccadilly, London, for a special tea party.
Along with the children and their families, Paddington was joined by TV presenter and entrepreneur Saira Khan who brought son Zach with her.
And it turned into a little reunion for Saira as the former runner-up in the Apprentice television series met Nick Hewer and Margaret Mountford at the event. Nick and Margaret are, of course, Sir Alan Sugar’s advisers on the popular show.
Nick certainly got into the spirit of the event by bidding £100 on behalf of his grand-children for Paddington to pay them a private visit.
The tea party included games, competitions and other goodies.
Also enjoying the fun was model and television personality Nell McAndrew who was happy to support the event by bring along son, Devon.
We would like to thank HarperCollins Children’s Books, Rainbow Designs Ltd, Art You Grew Up With Ltd, Waterstone’s and Digby Trout Restaurants for supporting this event.