Operation Teddy Bear. We Need You

Record breakers!

Thanks for all offers of help at Operation Teddy Bear tomorrow - please report to Bear HQ tent near the bridge at Alvechurch cricket club to be allocated a task!!

Check out Fin and friends with their own version of @Meghan_Trainor song. This time 'it's all about the bears!'

Thank you to the guys at Welcome Break for their donations, and collection points at various service stations around Worcestershire / South Birmingham.

We've had a number of requests for a definitive list of 'bear bins' so here you are:

Alvechurch Middle School or Library (B48 7TA)
Cafe Morso, Alvechurch
Barnt Green Baptist Church (B45 8LT)
Your Move estate agents in Rubery (B45 9HY)
Brockmoor Primary School, Brierley Hill, Dudley (DY5 3UZ)
Save the Children charity shop in Newark, (NG24 1DH)

And then Morrisons branches at:
Redditch (B98 0SW),
Rubery (B45 9NY),
Bromsgrove (B60 3DX),
Solihull (B91 3BQ),
Kidderminster (DY10 1AZ)

The #opteddybear team will assist with collections wherever possible so please get in touch if you have a stash that you can't get to a bin.

A massive thank you to Acorns shops across the region for donating their teddy bears to help the #opteddybear world record attempt.

Thank you to Buildbase in Bordesley Green in Birmingham for supplying us with some huge bags to keep all of the teddies safe!

Lynne Beckett has joined in the fun and has offered her collection of bears for the world record attempt.

Lynne will also help give donated bears a home afterwards. In aid of Midlands Air Ambulance, Lynne has raised over 100,000 and sold more than 35,000 items on eBay over the last five years. You can visit Lynne's eBay page at http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/charityseller2009/m.html

Thanks Lynne

IDM Media have offered to help with our World Record attempt to have more than 4,014 bears in a line! They have very generously offered to help do the filming on the big day.

Thank you IDM Media! http://www.idm-media.com/

Big thanks to Barnardos Worcester for their excellent support of Operation Teddy Bear!

We now have bear collection boxes at Morrisons Redditch, Rubery and Bromsgrove. A big thanks to Morrisons for their support!

Operation Teddy Bear! Can you help break a Guinness World Record? Alvechurch needs you... and your teddy bears! Ready, teddy, GO!

Sunday 3rd May 2015 − Party in the Park
Alvechurch Cricket Club

The current Guinness World Record for teddy bears in a line stands at 4,014

We know that we can smash this − it really will be a walk in the park!

Bring your own bear or adopt one on the day!

£1.00 to place your own bear − tag your bear with your name and address if you would like them returned, otherwise they will be donated to charitable causes.

£3.00 to adopt a bear on the day.

#opteddybear Tweet your support of operation teddy bear

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Thanks to everyone who is helping us get things up and running. Our first shout out goes the the awesome team at Emmaus. Please click on their logo and take a look at how they help make the world a better place.

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How to donate a bear:
Please post or leave your bear(s) at Bear HQ:
Address: 85 Birmingham Road, Alvechurch, Worcestershire, B48 7TD.
Tel: 0121 445 1926
Email: contact@operationteddybear.co.uk

  1. Leave in special Bear bins located at Alvechurch Middle School or various locations (time/dates and bear bin location will be notified on the website)
  2. Nominate a bear keeper at your school/ workplace/sports club or between family and friends. Let your bear keeper get in touch to arrange collection or deposit at Bear HQ
  3. Contact Bear HQ to arrange or discuss your bear situation and a specially trained bear trainer will try to help.


Ways to donate the money:

  1. If you have a nominated bear keeper, please give them your donation
  2. Use just giving www.justgiving.com/teams/finlaysjourney (please mention Operation Teddy Bear when donating)
  3. Text 70070 using BTMR99 or BCHH99 with a £ sign and however much you want to donate. BTMR99 donates to Brain Tumour research BCHH99 donates to the Birmingham Childrens hospital
  4. All the schools supporting Fin's world record will let you know how to donate through them via the school newsletter.


Fin and his team of helpers would love to see you and your bears, so please send us photos !

If you are a user of twitter or facebook please promote the World record attempt by putting your teddy bear photos with a sign saying #opteddybear like so

and nominate three friends to donate and do the same. Please post the picture with the quote "I'm helping to get a world record for Finlay with #opteddybear www.justgiving.com/teams/finlays journey

If you have any other queries please don't hesitate to contact Bear HQ, if we haven't covered the bear neccesities!!!

Thank you x