PADDINGTON AND UNICEF INVITE CHILDREN ON AN ADVENTURE THIS CHRISTMAS

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Paddington and UNICEF Christmas gift options are back with new additions this festive season

Three highly popular products, jam packed with surprises, offer a fun and educational adventure for little ones.

An overview of products available on https://www.unicef.org.uk/corporate-partners/paddington/

28 October 2021 – Paddington, the much-loved children’s character, has teamed up with UNICEF to bring exciting opportunities for children to learn all about the lives of their peers around the world.

With the festive season fast approaching, the UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) is offering buyers a suite of charitable, Paddington themed gifts for little ones. These unique educational gifts will help UNICEF in supporting vulnerable children around the world and help bring a smile to their faces this Christmas.

Like millions of children and families around the world, Paddington was forced to flee his home and build a new life far away from those he loved. His stories and adventures exemplify kindness, tolerance and perseverance in the face of adversity, making him the perfect champion for children’s rights.

Paddington’s Advent Calendars

With two brand new designs, Paddington’s Advert Calendars are back in stock!

Purchase yours and make the countdown to Christmas extra special. With this advent calendar, you will be providing 24 life-changing gifts for children. Instead of chocolate, each window hides pictures of real supplies that UNICEF, with your help, will deliver to children around the world. These supplies include warm blankets, school supplies and vaccines.

Help Paddington and UNICEF spread some Christmas cheer. Buy your calendar today!

Paddington’s Parcels

Help Paddington send a present to children who need them the most.

Paddington has teamed up with UNICEF to send parcels full of presents to vulnerable children around the world. Every item you choose to put in your virtual gift box (Paddington’s Parcel) will be sent to a child in need. Paddington’s parcels offer warm hats and scarves, pencils, school books and vaccines to keep children happy, healthy and safe. And to say thank you, UNICEF will send you or a loved one a special message from Paddington!

Paw-fect for children of all ages, and the young at heart! Paddington’s Parcels is a beautiful way to spread the message of giving and kindness – build your parcel now!

Paddington’s Postcards

Embarking on a journey to a new and wonderful place each month, Paddington sends back story-packed postcards (and more!) – perfect for children aged 4-10. Hundreds of families in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand have already joined Paddington’s adventures, helping their little explorers learn from other children across the world, while supporting UNICEF’s work to ensure every child is healthy, happy and safe.

For a monthly direct debit of £8, families in the UK can support UNICEF and as a bear-sized thank you, Paddington will send each child a personalised postcard from a new location each month, packed full of surprises. UNICEF receives 100% of this monthly donation which goes towards supporting children around the world. Give the gift of adventure today!

Gordon Glick, Deputy Executive Director of Partnerships at UNICEF UK said: “The response from people in the UK, and globally, since the launch of this partnership has been extraordinary. Thousands have signed up to join Paddington on his worldwide adventures, thousands more counted down to Christmas with Paddington and UNICEF over the last four years, and countless have sent an invaluable gift box to children who need them the most.

We all know that children are naturally curious and love to learn new things. That is why, with each of these products, children will be able to explore a different interest with Paddington and contribute to the life of a child who lives elsewhere.”

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Notes to Editors

Contact Ayse Yalinca at aysey@unicef.org.uk with any questions.

More information online on the three products can be found here.

Images can be found here.

About UNICEF

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. Across more than 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone.

The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) raises funds for UNICEF’s emergency and development work for children. We also promote and protect children’s rights in the UK and internationally. We are a UK charity, entirely funded by supporters.

United Kingdom Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK), Registered Charity No. 1072612 (England & Wales), SC043677 (Scotland).

For more information visit unicef.org.uk. Follow UNICEF UK on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.

About Paddington

For over 60 years, British-born writer Michael Bond has delighted readers all over the world with his stories about Paddington, the bear from Peru, famous for his love of marmalade. The kindness and humour in the stories appeal to children and adults alike, ensuring Paddington’s enduring popularity from one generation to the next.  HarperCollins Children’s books have published Paddington’s adventures continuously since 13th October 1958 when, as William Collins, they first introduced A Bear Called Paddington to the world.

​Since then, Paddington’s adventures have been adapted several times for television and at the end of 2014 Paddington made his debut onto the big screen, a further film Paddington 2 followed in 2017 with a third in the works. The movies were produced by Studiocanal, part of the international content and media group Vivendi. In 2020, a brand-new Paddington TV series designed for a pre-school audience, The Adventures of Paddington launched on Nickelodeon, introducing him to a whole new set of fans.

You can catch-up with Paddington’s many adventures on:
Twitter & Instagram @paddingtonbear

Facebook.com/PaddingtonBear | dailymotion.com/Paddington | YouTube.com/Paddington

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