Thursday, 25 June 2015

Action for Medical Research #shareyoursandwiches

Today is Paddington Bears Summer birthday, his winter one is on Christmas Day, I have always said if I had a child born on Christmas Day they would have an unofficial birthday in the Summer.

As we all know Paddington enjoys a marmalade sandwich or two and so to help him celebrate his birthday he is asking us to share with him on Twitter Facebook or Pinterest  using #shareyoursandwiches .

Paddington has been  the mascot for Action Medical Research  since 1976. Michael Bond, Paddintion's creator met Duncan Guthrie the man who founded the  charity and Paddington's smiley famous face has helped to attract thousands of new supporters who raise millions of pounds to help babies and children.

Action for Medical Research tell us

We're funding medical research to beat the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children.
Today in the UK, there are hundreds of thousands of sick and disabled children who need help. We find and fund the best research to help these children
We have more than £11m currently invested in the work of more than 230 top researchers, working on over 75 projects across the UK. 
We have supported some of the most significant medical breakthroughs in recent history that have helped save and change children’s live 

Various celebrities have shared their favourite sandwich filling, people like Davina McCall  who says her favourite is a toasted bagel with cream cheese, salmon, lettuce and a drizzle of pesto. Kirsty McCabe tells us hers in weather dependant - in the warm weather she goes for a hummus and veggie wrap and it the cooler weather a cheese and ham toastie or panini.

We had a fund raising afternoon today at the complex where I do relief holiday cleaning. Was a busy afternoon and everybody enjoyed themselves. Proves your never too old.

our coffee afternoon raising funds for charity

Michael's daughter Karen has her own story to tell of how she grew up with Paddington and why she is a huge supporter of the charity. You can read Karen's story here.

Today my sandwich I shared was wow butter and lemon curd, what did you have in yours today? Share them with Paddington by way of celebrating his birthday with him.

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