Everybody’s favourite marmalade-eating bear comes to the big screen at the SouthHolland Centre cinema during the February half term (screenings tomorrow until next Thursday).
Paddington Bear is always busy. He has been at the heart of fundraising for Action Medical Research, his favourite charity, ever since his creator, Michael Bond, met the charity’s founder, Duncan Guthrie, in 1976. Paddington Bear always likes to help wherever he can and so, after chatting over the matter with Mr Bond, he agreed to support Action as the charity’s official mascot.
So since then Paddington Bear’s friendly face has helped cheer up their events to raise money for vital medical research to help sick and disabled babies, children and young people.
Spalding’s Action Medical Research committee will be at the South Holland Centre
in Spalding for some of the upcoming screenings of the Paddington film, to talk about the charity and invite viewers to support them.
There are lots of ways to help Paddington raise money: you could pop some coins in the collecting boxes before or after the film, buy a badge or organise a ‘Bring your Bear to School’ – or playgroup – day.
You could look at the website
www.action.org.uk where you’ll see information about the charity and the great events they have coming up, for example:
March 21: Household goods auction at Springfields Events Centre, Spalding.
June 20: The Midsummer Ball, also at Springfields.
November 9 and 10: The Christmas Gift Fair at Springfields.