THE Cross Street Garage has raised more than £1,500 for charity with the help of none other than Paddington Bear himself.

Staff at the garage have been raising money for Action Medical Research for several years and this time, they are aiming to hit £20,000 by the end of 2018.

For their first fundraiser of the year, they held a family fun day with games, prizes, an auction, and a very special guest from darkest Peru.

Dan Sinclair, the garage's manager, said: "It went really well, it was a good day.

"Kids went crazy for Paddington, they loved him.

"We raised much more than we thought we would.

"Before this, we had around £1,000 that had been donated by businesses we work with and friends and family, so now we're already up to over £2,600."

Dan 's daughters were supported by the charity when they were born weighing just over a pound each.

Cross Street employees will Trek the Night through the Cotswolds on June 9, and Dan and two colleagues will cycle from London to Paris on July 25 - with Dan cycling for an extra three days to Geneva afterwards.

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