In 2009 it was decided to share Baxterbears experiences with the world and use him as a positive way of raising funds for good causes. His mission is to bring joy to everyone who encounters him and to make a difference. His main philosophy is “to have one thought at a time which is always a positive one”.
” I’m Baxterbear! I made my debut in 2009 at the Edinburgh International Festival in the Caledonian Hilton Hotel, Princes Street, Edinburgh “.
Before his debut he travelled worldwide, and his global travels have not stopped. He has met a huge number of Very Important People and delighted almost everyone whose path he has crossed. He has met Prince Charles, been associated with helping charities, trusts, hospitals, noble causes, families and children across the world including The Prince’s Trust, Operation Smile, Radio Lollipop, the Edinburgh Sick Children’s Hospital, FACE (Fight Against Cancer Edinburgh), Rotary International and Bill and Melinda Gates’ “End Polio Now” campaign. He has also helped raise awareness of, and funds for, Cash for Kids, AMFAR (Kenyan Flying Doctors), Twakutukuza (Twa) Trust for Cancer particularly in children in Kenya, Hospices for Children and Adults in the UK, Bear Cottage Hospice in Sydney, Australia, the Coldstream Guards’ March from Scotland to London which raised money for charity, the 60th Anniversary NATO Dinner at St James’s Palace (where 300 Baxterbears were given to guests for a donation to charity), Edinburgh Zoo, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, The RAF Benevolent Fund, Help Harry Help Others in association with Cancer Research UK and last, but by no means least, he has just become involved with the US Veterans Association. These are just a few of the projects in which he has taken an active part.
Baxterbear has been the Official mascot for the British Military Tournament since it was revived, formerly the Royal Tournament and in this capacity was in several acts and also had to learn to become an excellent horse rider at the last event, Baxterbear rode on Two Horses, in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Baxterbear is privileged to be invited to be the Mascot for the 3rd year and will be performing once again. The British Military Tournament is an unforgettable and breathtaking opportunity to marvel at the skills and precision of the British Armed Forces. Bringing together the best elements from the world-famous Royal Tournament into a dazzling 21st century Arena production, this unmissable show is the largest display of military theatre anywhere in the world.
The three national charities of the British Armed Forces; The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. To mark the 2012 Diamond Jubilee celebrations, this year’s British Military Tournament will celebrate the life and times of Her Majesty The Queen.
Baxterbear was TREEKLED to be invited to attend Tartan Week by Walkers Shortbread and join the American Scottish Foundation in New York this year. Also to met Brian Cox (Actor) , Mike Ogletree Drummer of Simple Minds. Playing some of the famous guitars,and meeting up with the Staff at The Hard Rock Cafe at Times Square. Also meeting up with Children and US Soldiers to help make a difference.
In December, Baxterbear was invited by Stephanie Taylor, the founder of The Sunday Brunch Club, to do a photo-shoot at Harvey Nichols. Stephanie invited Baxterbear to be a VIP at her new years eve ball at the Assembly Rooms, which helped to raise funds for an Edinburgh Cancer Charity.
Baxterbear With Gavin Hastings former Rugby Captain of Scotland and The British Lions making a difference.
He was deployed to Afghanistan for 6 months with an Army Padre to work with children and was met by Prince Andrew on his return.
In December Baxterbear was on the rotating billboard in Piccadilly with Coca Cola and joined The Christmas Coca Cola. Lorry from Southampton to Edinburgh for Saints Foundation (sponsored by Sainsbury’s).
“I’m The Most positive bear in the World”
My 9 Philosophies is The World of Baxterbear
‘I’m not a Guru just a happy bear’ says it all!