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A fond farewell

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It is with great sadness that we mark the loss of Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond CBE, who died in June. Michael was involved with Action for over 40 years, following a meeting with our founder Duncan Guthrie in 1976 where it was agreed that Paddington would support the charity as its official mascot.

Through this very special relationship with Paddington Bear we have been able to attract thousands of new supporters who together have raised millions of pounds to help sick babies and children.