The traveller in Paddington Bear is back from Darkest Peru and is all set to make an exciting journey to the Olympic Stadium on 1 April. Children’s charity Action Medical Research’s mascot has been voted by the public to be one of 10 charity mascots taking part in a 100m race as part of the Gold Challenge Olympic Stadium Event.
The event which will be held from 12-3pm, will be a family fun day and include some fantastic acts such as Dionne Bromfield, Brit award winners BLAKE and Britain’s Got Talent winning act Spelbound. Team GB ambassadors and a range of sporting champions will also be there. Events include a series of 100m sprints, relay races, a Gold Challenge Olympic themed parade and a charity mascot race featuring Paddington Bear! All in all, it promises to be a day not to be missed!
Paddington says “I’m running against some really speedy charity mascots such as Hero Bear, Marvin the Moose and Daffy the Daffodill. It’s going to be tough so in preparation for my race I am eating lots of marmalade sandwiches and training every day, even in the rain. Though it makes my fur go soggy it’s all for a great cause. I am really looking forward to representing my favourite charity at the Olympic Stadium!”
Action Medical Research raises money to help fund vital research into conditions affecting babies and children. This year Action Medical Research celebrates 60 years of vital research. The charity is currently supporting work around meningitis, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, premature birth and some very rare conditions that severely affect children.
To win an opportunity to walk the Olympic tracks with Paddington, or to sponsor him, visit http://www.action.org.uk/sponsor/paddington