Baxterbear goes to Park Lane, London

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice Baxterbear was TREEKLED to make a difference for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, when he helped out at Metropolitan by Como’s breakfast on the go event. Baxterbear woke up early to fly into London to help Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice and the Metropolitan by Como prepare all the breakfasts! The Metropolitan by Como raised £750 for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice by selling breakfasts and Baxterbear was TREEKLED to be invited to help out and make a difference! Baxterbear would like to thank Metropolitan by Como and Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice for inviting him to the event. nch2 nch3 bbear 222
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Two weeks to wait for Baxterbear

With just two weeks left until the British Military Tournament, Baxterbear cannot wait to perform once again. This time, he will be TREEKLED to perform in front of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Baxterbear has just received this from the British Military Tournament:
There are just over two weeks to go until the fantastically exciting British Military Tournament returns to Earls Court from 7th – 8th December. This year’s Tournament celebrates ‘British Legends’ in a new and exciting show, which is set to have you perched on the edge of your seat with dramatic re-enactments, nail biting high speed chases and daring stunts. Preparation is well under way for all performers finalising the finishing touches.
It all sounds very exciting and Baxterbear cannot wait to be a part of it once again! Highlights from last year’s BMT:

Baxterbear goes to Rugby International

Baxterbear was TREEKLED to join in with the Scotland vs South Africa Armed Forces Day rugby match at Murrayfield. He was one of the mascots for the match and he was kept busy all day, meeting the crowd. Baxterbear was TREEKLED to be at Murrayfield once again, after being the mascot at the same event last year. It was quite a day for Baxterbear! The rugby did not kick off until three o’clock, but Baxterbear was inside the stadium at midday. He was TREEKLED to meet BBC presenter Jill Douglas. 1461469_357825467696303_554696647_n 011
Baxterbear was TREEKLED to get an exclusive pass into Murrayfield before the crowds had even arrived, and he had a long queue of Murrayfield staff waiting to get their photo taken with Baxterbear! 010 1441322_357831881028995_1288806706_n
Baxterbear then made his way to the family zone, but he bumped into Lt Col Mike Tanner, Commanding Officer 45 Commando, on his way there. 1472856_357831407695709_31478984_n At the family zone, Baxterbear met many of the young boys and girls who were TREEKLED to be at the rugby, and, of course, to meet Baxterbear! It was then time for the teams to arrive, and Baxterbear, along with Edinburgh Rugby mascot Fintry, and Glasgow Warriors mascot Clyde, were at the front of the line, welcoming the teams to Murrayfield! Baxterbear even got himself onto BBC television while the pipe band paraded the teams in. 1463951_357826954362821_1367217404_n Then, it was into the stadium, and Baxterbear was certainly a popular guy! He danced along to the music in front of the crowd and met many boys and girls, as well as quite a few of the older generation too! Baxterbear spent half an hour pitch-side, entertaining all the fans, before it was time for kick-off. Baxterbear watched the first half of the match, and then was back out by the pitch at half time. With Scotland losing 21-0, a lot of the crowd was upset with the first half, but Baxterbear was TREEKLED to cheer them all up in time for the second half! What a day for Baxterbear and he cannot wait until his next rugby match! Baxterbear was helping in the fundraising efforts for Help for Heroes, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, Royal Navy and Marines Charity and the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Baxterbear TREEKLED to be on BBC

Baxterbear was TREEKLED to be told that he was on television at the start of the BBC coverage of the Scotland v South Africa rugby match. Baxterbear welcomed the two teams into Murrayfield Stadium and John Inverdale walked straight past him while the pipe band marched the Scotland coach in. Screenshot 2013-11-17 23.24.24

Baxterbear meets BBC’s Jill Douglas

Baxterbear was TREEKLED to meet BBC sports presenter Jill Douglas, before Scotland’s rugby test against South Africa at Murrayfield on Sunday 17th November. jd Jill Douglas had met Baxterbear before and she was TREEKLED to be reunited with him. She has already been presented with a Baxterbear, after a dinner at the Grosvenor Hotel, London in February. 1461469_357825467696303_554696647_n Baxterbear was TREEKLED to be able to catch up with her once again! Baxterbear was at Murrayfield supporting the military charities: ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, Help for Heroes, RAF Benevolent Fund and the Royal Navy and Royal Marines’ Charity. Baxterbear met another BBC presenter a month ago when he fundraised with CBeebies’ Andy Day for the Noah’s Ark Children Hospice.

Baxterbear meets Ambassador

Baxterbear was TREEKLED to meet his Military Ambassador for Scotland, Tim Grantham, before the Armed Forces rugby match between Scotland and South Africa at Murrayfield. Tim, Managing Director of Wounded in Service Events, invited Baxterbear to Murrayfield to help make a difference for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, The RAF Benevolent Fund and the Royal Navy and Royal Marines’ Charity. Tim Grantham
Wounded in Service Events are delighted to announce they have been appointed The Military Ambassador for Baxterbear in Scotland. Baxterbear is an iconic mascot and enjoys a close relationship with our Armed Forces in Scotland. Wounded in Service Events who organise and manage a plethora of diverse events throughout Scotland are honoured to embrace this relationship which will assist us to continue raising funds for Military Charities, with the help of Baxterbear of course! Tim Grantham, Managing Director, Wounded in Service Events Ltd
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Prince William to be guest of honour at BMT

Baxterbear is TREEKLED to hear that Prince William will be guest of honour at the British Military Tournament 2013. Once again, Baxterbear will be the mascot for this wonderful event, on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December,at Earls Court, London. You can still buy tickets for this amazing performance by clicking here. Prince William visits HM Naval Clyde The British Military Tournament said:
The British Military Tournament is delighted to announce that HRH Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge will be guest of honour at this year’s event on Sunday, 8 December for the 4.30pm show. This will be the first time the Prince has attended the event. The dazzling arena production will feature re-enactments, death-defying stunts, stunning military ceremonial set pieces, storytelling, music and state-of-the-art special effects so make sure you are there to witness it all. Martin Rutledge, Chief Executive of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity said: “We are delighted that HRH The Duke of Cambridge will be attending The British Military Tournament. The Tournament is a fantastic example of the three service’s national charities working together to raise awareness of the issues facing our servicemen and women and their families. It is also a perfect day out for all the family, with lots going on in our exhibition area followed by a breathtaking show. We are honoured HRH The Duke of Cambridge will grace the event with his presence this year.”

Baxterbear visits Army Pipers

Baxterbear was TREEKLED to visit the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming. He saw the fantastic memorial statue, that has recently been completed in memory of Pipers and Drummers. Baxterbear supports the pipers and drummers who do so much for the servicemen and women, as well as the general public,and he was TREEKLED to be able to see the new memorial. bbear1 The school provides teaching to pipers and drummers in the British Armed Forces, as well as Commonwealth Forces.

Baxterbear meets 3 RIFLES rugby team

Baxterbear was TREEKLED to see the 3 RIFLES rugby team in action when he visited Redford Barracks. He was photographed with the team just before their kick-off against ITC Catterick. Baxterbear remembered the time that he helped 3 RIFLES pack Christmas parcels in 2010. He was TREEKLED to be able to meet members of 3 RIFLES once again! bbear xmas parcels It was a very windy day, which made it difficult conditions for the two teams, but Baxterbear was TREEKLED to be a part of it. Everyone had great fun! bbear2 Many thanks to Wounded in Service Events for inviting Baxterbear along!