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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™ stickers, a 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.

bring your bear logo with paddington bursting through the page


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 327444 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 to Action Medical Research, Freepost Plus RTHL-YSBK-YUEH, Vincent House, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 2DP.