Pad-ton! – Miss J, 1
I’ve written before of my love of Paddington Bear – he’s just lovely, isn’t he? Well, there’s lots of talk on Twitter about him turning 55, but what you might not know is that he is also the official fundraising mascot of children’s charity, Action Medical.
The charity is calling on all Paddington fans to wish Paddington a Happy Birthday, and is hoping that the activity will help raise awareness of and support for Action Medical’s vital work.
A spokesperson said:
Medical research can save and change children’s lives. Yet surprisingly, medical research into conditions that devastate children’s lives is poorly funded. With the help of their supporters, Action has played a significant role in many medical breakthroughs for over 60 years, starting with the development of the first UK polio vaccine. The charity is currently funding research into conditions including Down syndrome, premature birth, epilepsy, meningitis, diabetes and rare diseases.
Getting involved today is easy and fun, just tweet your birthday wishes to @actionmedres using the #paddingtonbear hashtag, then head over to the Action Medical website and take this quiz to see how well you know Paddington. You could win an 18″ Paddington, like the one in the pic above, except that the winner’s very special bear will be signed by the lovely Davina McCall – a steadfast supporter of the charity who has been involved with Action since she was a little girl.
Happy birthday, Paddington!
Disclosure: We were sent a Paddington Bear as part of this campaign. No payment was received for this post. All posts are 100% honest.