08 Aug 2014
Following the success of Plymouth’s first teddy bear parachuting event last August, the Rotary Club of Plympton returned this year with ‘Bearonimo 2014.’ On Saturday 2 August, the Rotary Club teamed up with Action for Children in order to put on the event on Plymouth Hoe.
Anchor’s Selkirk House care home in Plymstock brought along their brave teddy nominated to parachute on 2 August. ‘Teddy Selkirk’ is the home’s mascot, thrill seeker and adrenaline junkie. ‘Ted’ as he’s known to the residents, donned his parachute to help Selkirk raise money for Action for Children, The Royal Marines Charitable Trust and End Polio Now amongst other Rotary nominated charities.
With his little uniform on, specially made by Selkirk House Hospitality Manager Sarah James, Ted was sat in the entrance of Selkirk House until the day of his jump, where he was thrown from the crane by the Lord Mayor of Plymouth. His jump lasted approximately 3 seconds and Ted raised £87 in total.