One stop way to help raise charity fund

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Paddington Bear and One Stop are again teaming up in 2014 to mobilise support for the UK children’s charity, Action Medical Research.

From March 16 to April 27, all One Stop shops, including the one on Halifax Road, Brighouse, are placing Paddington-themed collection boxes on their counter tops to raise vital funds. The nation’s beloved bear is the mascot of the charity which funds vital research to help sick and disabled babies and children.

One Stop, the retail convenience business, has 700 shops across England and Wales, and hope to beat last year’s impressive total of over £31,000.

Tony Reed, chief executive One Stop said: “One Stop is delighted to once again be working with Action Medical Research. As an organisation, we focus on being the best neighbourhood store for our customers, which is why we’re committed to supporting the charity and helping to improve the communities we work in.

“The funds raised by the collection boxes will help the children’s charity to continue to fund medical breakthroughs that help sick and disabled children, an area that continues to be underfunded in the UK.”

Action Medical Research has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952. Medical research can save and change children’s lives. Yet surprisingly, medical research into conditions that devastate children’s lives is poorly funded. The charity is currently supporting work around stillbirth, epilepsy, meningitis, cerebral palsy and brain cancer, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.