The children from Honeybuns Nursery Group joined schools, nurseries and children’s groups across the UK to celebrate their favourite bears by holding a Bring your Bear week from 3rd -7th October.
The aim of Bring your Bear was to raise funds for Honeybuns Nursery’s new charity partner, Action Medical Research.
The children and their teddy bears took part in lots of activities, both fun and educational, making a passport for their teddies, taking them to a tea party and reading Paddington BearTM at story time. The Honeybuns team also talked to the children about the importance of helping others. A cuddly version of Paddington, the charity’s mascot, also joined us for the week.
Nursery Group Owner, Anthony Reeley says “Both the staff and children had a really lovely week. The children were so excited to bring their bears in to show them around their nursery and it was an absolute delight to meet them all! I’d like to thank all our parents and carers for their amazing support for this event.”
Gina Campbell at Action Medical Research says: “Bring your Bear is a really fun event for children and a great way for them to show they care. It’s lovely to see them getting involved and every year we receive fantastic feedback about what they’ve been doing. We hope children all over the UK will join in to make 2016 an extra special year and help us to fund even more life-changing research for some of the UK’s sickest babies and children.”
The Honeybuns team will also be raising money over the next two years with a programme of on-going activities, including the ‘London to Paris Bike Ride 2017’ and Team Challenges, all of which are designed to work with the local community.