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.

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

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 makes a difference for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice

photo 2 Baxterbear was TREEKLED to be helping Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice at Brent Cross Shopping Centre in London. Coincidentally, it is Hospice Week and Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice are raising funds to build their own children’s hospice. hospice week 2 andy day
Baxterbear was TREEKLED to meet CBBC presenter, and Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice ambassador, Andy Day, who ran a storytelling event. photo 1 nch2
Baxterbear is looking forward to the next Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice event. He will be TREEKLED to be making a difference once again. nch3 nch4