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Bring Your Bear

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Action Medical Research’s Bring your Bear is a simple and fun event that everyone can take part in.

Our mascot Paddington Bear™ would like you to pick a day and get everyone together with their favourite teddy bear. Whether you’re a school, nursery, childminder or a Scouts or Brownies group – everyone can join in!

Teach children to help others by taking part and raising money to fund life-changing research to improve the lives of sick babies and children.

Register today and we’ll send you a free fundraising pack including Paddington Bear™ poster and a guide to making the most out of your day. Plus online we’ve got tons of bear-related activity sheets making the day both fun and educational.

A young child sitting on grass reading a book to her teddy bear


By taking part in Bring your Bear children have a chance to help other children giving them a great sense of achievement. To help you raise as much as possible take advantage of our online resources to make a whole day of fundraising fun!

Where your money goes

The money you raise will help thousands of sick babies and children in the UK who are suffering from a whole range of illnesses, from conditions like epilepsy, asthma, cerebral palsy to rare incurable diseases. Take a look at the pioneering research we fund thanks to your help.

Activities For Children




  • Wordsearch - find some Paddington Bear related words
  • Spot the difference - Paddington is enjoying afternoon tea, can you spot the differences?
  • Spot the difference - Paddington enjoyed his movie night - make it extra special by colouring in and spotting the eight differences
  • Paddington maze - help Paddington get from the Jungle of Peru to London


Ask your children to:

  • describe, draw or write the story of how their bear came to school and share with their classmates
  • count how many bears are in the class
  • place the bears in order of size
  • describe the room at home where their bear lives and where bears live normally
  • add and subtract bears from a group
  • design an invitation to the teddy bears’ picnic
  • make a passport for their bear
  • take part in a problem-solving game: what does Paddington need for a trip to Peru? And what would he need for a trip to Scotland? Or Spain?

Discussion ideas

  • Where does Paddington come from? Where is Peru?
  • Why is it important to help others?

On-the-day suggestions

  • Read ‘A Bear Called Paddington’ to the children
  • Hold a teddy bears’ picnic
  • Invite parents to come along with their bears

If you require further help please do give us a ring on 01403 210406 or email


Once you’ve held your day all you need to do is pay your money in, choose an option below.

  • By telephone - Call us on 01403 210406 to pay by credit or debit card.
  • In-person - Call us on 01403 210406 to request a paying-in slip and pay your donation into any NatWest bank.
  • By post - Send a cheque or postal order made payable to Action Medical Research, write your school or nursery name and address on the back and send it to Action Medical Research, 5th Floor, 167-169 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PF.

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