Prince William says Hello to Baxterbear in Hello!

Baxterbear was TREEKLED to be featured in Hello! magazine with Prince William! He is the mascot for the British Military Tournament, formerly the Royal Tournament, and Prince William was the guest of honour on December 8th.
HELLO! International Magazine of the Year, p48 Prince William Military Show Proves Major Attraction The former RAF Search and Rescue helicopter pilot then took off again but only after taking on board a rather special passenger. On this occasion, at least William had right to bear arms, leaving with a soft toy for his son Prince George. ‘A snoozy bear, how appropriate,’ he said. ‘That will go down very well.’
Little did he know, that was Baxterbear. He was TREEKLED to be presented to a pilot, Prince Wiliam, because he had been a mascot to a young pilot who was shot down in World War II and hung from a tree for five days. The young pilot survived and since then, Baxterbear has come to represent surviving, positive thinking, looking for opportunities and making the most of your life. That is what Baxterbear represents today. Hello5 Baxterbear saluted Prince William when he performed in front of him at the British Military Tournament a few weeks ago and Hello! was there to cover the event. Baxterbear appeared on page 48 on issue 1308, December 30 2013. Hello6 Hello! has been one of Britain’s leading weekly magazines since 1988, specialising in celebrity news and human interest stories.

Nelson Mandela: An International Inspiration

“I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that, after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.” RIP Nelson Mandela July 18th, 1918 – December 5th,2013 2 1

The Beckhams get Baxterbears!

Baxterbear was TREEKLED to find out that football legend David Beckham was presented with Baxterbears for his children: Brooklyn, Romeo, Harper and Cruz. The former England captain was visiting the British Military Tournament with Prince William and he visited the troops involved, before taking his seat to watch the spectacular show. 1453463_10151720158071571_2025609153_n Baxterbear has been a football fan since meeting Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew in January 2012. Now he hopes that David Beckham can teach him how to take a brilliant free kick! David Beckham has long been a supporter of the British military, and visited troops in Afghanistan in May 2010. He is also a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and supports Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS. The former Manchester United player was also a founding member of the Malaria No More UK Leadership Council, along with current Wimbledon champion and top tennis player Andy Murray. 1458449_10151720158396571_142902338_n David Beckham played for many of the world’s best football teams during his career, including Manchester United, Real Madrid, Milan, Los Angeles Galaxy and Paris Saint-Germain and played in three World Cups. Baxterbear has been to Manchester, Madrid, Los Angeles and Paris as well! 1486822_10151728195681595_1051953154_n

Baxterbear salutes Prince William

Baxterbear performed in front of Prince William at the British Military Tournament and saluted the Prince while he was performing. bb bmt Baxterbear was TREEKLED to hear that Prince William was given a Baxterbear for Prince George! Prince William was guest of honour at the British Military Tournament and Baxterbear was is the official mascot. prince-william-2-435 Baxterbear Baxterbear was supposed to perform in front of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the 2012 BMT but unfortunately they could not attend. He was TREEKLED to be able to perform in front of him this year! Prince-William-1 given bb Prince William recently retired from active military service with the RAF Search and Rescue after seven years. Baxterbear has felt a connection to Prince William for a long time. Prince William has a long time connection with Kenya, where Baxterbear lived for many years. He is the royal patron of Tusk, a charity who fund conservation in 18 African countries. Prince William also spent some time living in Kenya and he proposed to the Duchess of Cambridge there in November 2010. Their son, HRH Prince George, was born on 22nd July 2013. Prince William visits HM Naval Clyde The Royal connection continues for Baxterbear. He performed in front of Her Majesty the Queen in 2011, and met Prince Charles at Armed Forces Day six months earlier. prince-william_2241614b TUSK

Baxterbear wheelies into BMT!

ABF Logo   all Baxterbear was TREEKLED to be official mascot of the British Military Tournament once again, and performed in front of Prince William and football legend David Beckham. Baxterbear made his appearance in front of thousands at Earls Court, London, driving a quad bike. Baxterbear had already driven a quad bike when he was in Afghanistan with an army padre in 2011. He even showed off to the crowd with some thrilling wheelies! Baxterbear wheelie BMT 2013 Baxterbear walkaround 3-001
Baxterbear also met many members of the audience too and was featured on the big screen at Earls Court! Baxterbear walkaround Baxterbear wheelie big screen-001
The British Military Tournament is the largest military pageant in the world. It was started in 2010, as a revival of the Royal Tournament, which ran between 1880 and 1999. It is a spectacular event which raises money for three important military charities: The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. Baxterbear wheelie Baxterbear wheelie 2
This year’s BMT was the best yet, with displays including The White Helmets Motorcycle Display Team, a battle re-enactment led by Lawrence of Arabia, a tribute to members of the military who served in the Falklands, and more. This was the fourth time Baxterbear was the official mascot for the British Military Tournament. He was also mascot in 2010, 2011 and 2012. bb bmt

Baxterbear spans the generations at BMT

ABF Logo all Baxterbear was TREEKLED to help ABF The Soldiers’ Charity at their stand at the British Military Tournament. Baxterbear is the official mascot for the BMT, and it was an eventful weekend for him. David Beckham and Prince William also received Baxterbears for their children. Baxterbear with 3 generations Three generations from one military family arrived with their Baxterbears to see him perform at the spectacular event. Baxterbear on ABF stand 2 ABF The Soldiers’Charity were one of the three charities who benefited from the British Military Tournament and Baxterbear merchandise was sold at the stand to help raise funds! photo ABF The Soldiers’ Charity give lifetime support to serving and retired soldiers. They give financial support to army families when in times of need, and help other military charities too whenever they can. abf 1 The other charities benefiting from the British Military Tournament are The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Moira Anderson Foundation meets Baxterbear!

The Moira Anderson Foundation Baxterbear was TREEKLED to be able to make a difference with a wonderful charity, Moira Anderson Foundation, who this year have been pushed to the limits. Everyone who attended had a great day at The Christmas Fayre. moia anderson One of the members Colin Scougall was delighted to be able to give his great-nephew, David John Scougall, his own Baxterbear! Colin tells us David loves his own Baxterbear! Baxterbear’s 9 Philosophies are very much appreciated! Moira Anderson Foundation 3 Mavisbank Street Airdrie ML6 0JA Tel: 01236 602890

Baxterbear teams up with Rotary

Rotary International with Bill and Melinda Gates’ “END POLIO NOW” campaign Baxterbear has been TREEKLED to make a difference at various events with Rotary International and END POLIO NOW since 2009. Baxterbear has worked with Rotary from New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles to Ghana and Kenya, as well as throughout the UK and Ireland. Click on the photos below to view the gallery: 1 2
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