You must be wondering who I am and why I am here.....
well read on!
So much has happened this last week, it has all been so exciting, but I will start at the beginning and tell you the important bits.
Last week I was in the basket of unwanted bears at a charity shop in Guisborough.
I heard some of the volunteers talking about a story they had read in the local newspaper, The Evening Gazette.
here is the article...
Grin and bear it!
A GROUP of intrepid teds are heading off to icier climes for a record-breaking picnic attempt.
In June, Heather and Geoff Thompson from Darlington are taking the bunch of bears to lunch - 700 miles away to North Cape in Norway.
The challenge was set up in a bid to raise £30,000 for the specialist children’s bereavement service at St Teresa’s Hospice. And in doing so the pair would also break a world record by holding the most northerly teddy bears’ picnic ever.
Heather, who works part-time at the hospice, said: “We went to Norway two years ago and did a flute duet in the world’s most northerly Methodist church and raised £13,000 for the hospice.
“I have been going to schools to talk about the hospice and I take in Barnaby Bear. We thought using teddies would be a great way to raise money for the hospice.”
To send a bear, people need to raise at least £100.
When I read the article I thought how exciting the adventure would be for the lucky bears chosen to go.
I didn't give it any more thought, then on Friday I heard Heather being interviewed on Tees Radio by the lovely Alex Hall.
Well the next thing I knew was today, at about 11.45 two ladies came into the Charity Shop and headed staraight for the Teddy Bear basket.
who then handed me over to my new mummy, Mrs Nesbitt!
MrsNesbitt wants to raise £100 for the children's unit at the Hospice and over the next few weeks we will share with you our weekly preparations for this wonderful expedition.
You can help, by signing up as a friend or pledging just a small amount to this great cause.
By becoming my friend you will be able to put my picture on your blog and tell all your blog visitors about my expedition.
I am now known as Edmund Nesbitt, in memory of a great explorer my mum tells me.
Watch this space!
Hope you become my friend.