Baxterbear arrives at Murrayfield from being in the Family Zone read more about him at Official website www. worldofbaxterbear.com Later taking part in a photo shoot before entering the stadium for photographs with the child mascots. Baxterbear was TREEKLED entertaining the crowd with Hero (Help for Heroes), Clyde (Glasgow Warriors) and Flinty (Edinburgh Rugby) until kick off. Then he was watching the first half, back on the pitch and entertaining the tremendous crowd. Quite a day for Baxterbear! The game continued with the great crowd and spirit of the day. There were more group team photographs of all the helpers, the majority of which are operational members of the Armed Forces. Baxterbear was TREEKLED to know that Princess Anne was there too. He had also performed in front of HRH The Queen at The British Military Tournament as Mascot, in 2011. Being a positive Baxterbear. He was TREEKLED to have returned and he knew he had made a difference . Baxterbear is shortly going to travel to London as Mascot for British Military Tournament 8th & 9th Dec at Earls Court London
Baxterbear rushed to get to Murrayfield on time on Monday 12th November for the MASCOT challenge from a photo shoot at Edinburgh Castle. There he was TREEKLED to join his new Mascot friends pictured with him below – for Help the Heroes (Hero), Glasgow Warriors (Clyde), Edinburgh Rugby (Flinty), and last but not least Scotland Full Back Stuart Hogg. Baxterbear is counting the sleeps until the game between Scotland and South Africa on Saturday 17th November at 2.00 pm, where will make a difference with his new friends. Not only is it going to be a tremendous game, but there will also be a fly past by the RAF, military bands and pipes and drums, amongst other things. The aim of the day is to raise funds for the British military charities that do invaluable work caring for serving servicemen and women, and veterans. Baxterbear will be very busy making a difference that day, and hopes that his very good friend Gavin Hastings will be proud of him.
Formerly UWO of 2 SCOTS when Baxterbear worked with him for over 18 months and was deployed for 6 months with 2 SCOTS to help the families and children in 2010. Capt Walter Barrie was recently deployed with 1 SCOTS to Afghanistan. Today, Baxterbear was saddened to hear of his death. At all times during Baxterbear’s time with him, Walter made a difference. Baxterbear was privileged to call him his friend. Baxterbears condolences go to his family, battalion and friends.
Baxterbear was TREEKLED to be invited to visit some real life helicopter heroes. Thankfully though he didn’t need rescuing. He was visiting the Air Support Unit of Yorkshire Air Ambulance on a foggy Sunday morning recently. This is where he met Pilot Steve Cobb and flying paramedics Leon Baranowski & Graham Pemberton to be shown around their Helimed99 and heard tales of some of the lifesaving rescues they get involved in (over 650 in the last 12 months) Baxterbear was TREEKLED that Air Ambulances are around to make a difference. When he was shot down in World War II, it took 9 days for him to get to hospital. Now though, thanks to the two lifesaving helicopters of Yorkshire Air Ambulance, nowhere in Yorkshire is more than ten minutes flying time away from the nearest hospital. Helicopters are very expensive and all Air Ambulances in England and Wales are operated by Charities, Baxterbear is helping in their fundraising efforts because Yorkshire Air Ambulance needs to raise over £7200 every day to run their two helicopters. Excitingly you can see these Helicopter Heroes in action on BBC1, or read all about them on their website www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk. It was a very cold day so everyone needed a nice hot cup of tea and of course Shortbread after looking around the Helicopter. It was over a mug of tea Baxterbear learned that the Helimed99 was the very one that Richard Hammond was flown in when he was injured during filming an episode of Top Gear, just 4 months after it was bought. Baxterbear then headed off to revisit York where he has visited several times to support Rotary of Great Britain END POLIO NOW .