The Bear Club

Welcome to The Bear Club


Patron: Karen Jankel with the late Shirley Clarkson who made the first Paddington Bear

The Bear Club is an exclusive dining club set up for both men and women to raise funds for Action Medical Research.

The club meets four times a year for lunch at the Peterborough Marriott Hotel, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6GB to enjoy good food and interesting speakers, some well-known and others not!  Occasionally there are special evening events.

Why the Bear Club? Paddington Bear is the charity mascot and Action Medical Research is the only charity to be granted that privilege by Michael Bond, creator of Paddington Bear and author of the Paddington Bear books. Michael’s daughter, Karen Jankel, Managing Director of Paddington & Co has kindly agreed to be the Club’s Patron.

The membership year runs from October to September and the joining fee is ONLY £20 per year for which you will receive a membership pack.  Also, by becoming a member, you will be actively helping to “Touch a tiny life”!

Members register between 12.00 noon and  12.30 and lunch starts promptly at 12.30pm. Our guest speaker commences at approximately 1.30pm and members have the opportunity to converse with the speaker afterwards. Usually, all members have left by 3.30pm.

If you would like to support the charity by becoming a member of this exclusive charity dining club, please complete the membership form online - click on "Book online". above.

NEXT SPEAKER:

Chris HollandFRIDAY 27th JULY
TERRY HOLLOWAY
Aviation Expert

FURTHER DATES FOR 2017

FRIDAY, 20th OCTOBER - The R.t Hon. Ann Widdecombe

DATES FOR 2018

9th Feb
4th May
13th July
19th October

To see some of photos of members and previous speakers please click on "Gallery" at top of page to the left

SOME PREVIOUS SPEAKERS:

EARL SPENCER "Althorp and Its Inhabitants"
DIANE SIMPSON  "Humour"
ANDY LOWINGS  "The Golden Lyre of UR"
CAPTAIN JOHN HUTCHINSON   British Airways Concorde Pilot
GWEN TAYLOR  Actress 
SIMON ARCHER, MBE First British person to win Olympic Medal at Badminton
RICHARD McCANN  His very moving and inspirational story
KAREN JANKEL    "Patron of Bear Club and MD of Paddington & Co"
DR. ANDREW MURRAY "Lecturer and Researcher, Cambridge University"
THE RT.HON ANN WIDDICOMBE
SARAH WINCKLESS, Olympic Rowing Medalist
PAUL MARTIN Magician
DR TOPUN AUSTIN, Researcher
PAUL DICKENSON BBC Commentator on Athletics & Rugby
STEWART ROSS, Author
Revd JOHN HALL, Chairman of British Flag Institute
DAVE "BOY" GREEN, Boxer
RICKY GROVES, Actor
RICHARD HARPHAM, Adventurer and Explorer

JOHN GLOVER,  "Tony Hadley, Geri Halliwell, 9/11 and Victoria Beckham, a year in the life of a Manager
PAUL FITZGERALD - Music Agent
CHRIS HOLLAND - The Didgeridoo Man