60th NATO Anniversary Dinner; Baxterbear makes a difference, The Duke of York at St James’ Palace – 300 Baxterbears given to guests

ABF Logo     09/11/2009 Prince Andrew, The Duke of York the Royal Colonel of The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, 2 SCOTS, was guest of honour at the 60th NATO Anniversary dinner at St James’ Palace Photo of Major James Coleby  of Coldstream Guards,  Ambassador for  Baxterbear who attended the dinner  with his wife at St James Palace  where 300 Baxterbears were given to all the guests to raise funds for the ABF The Soldiers Charity.   In Summer 2012 Major James Coleby with HRH The Queen The Year of The Queens Jubilee 2012. St James’ Palace Programme The mutual respect, shared love of adventure and a determination to be strong and positive in the face of adversity, misfortune and difficult times are what identify Baxterbear as a friend and mascot to the many service men and women around the world. Baxterbear does all he can to make a difference to people’s lives. He is always by your side and when you are so far away from your family and friends, he becomes a much needed companion, listener and confidante. We are delighted that Baxterbear continues to support and offer friendship, not only to the Armed Forces but also to the nine causes he is involved in on a day-to-day basis. Not only does he raise vital money for these concerns, but his individually tailored story books allow him to offer hope, love and encouragement to those who need it most. This small bear brings a mountain of joy to so many – so keep yours safe and secure! Col. Simon Vandeleur