I needed still more teddy bears for school, so went into Leicester to trawl the plethora of charity shops in the city.
I ended up buying four for £5 – which seemed good value, as they were all excellent quality. After buying the third bear, I met a very large bear outside the British Heart Foundation shop. For a donation in his collecting box, he posed with me – and a helpful passer-by took the picture!
It was a remarkably warm June afternoon – I had to admire him for wearing that all-enveloping fur fabric costume. I think I would have felt stifled.
I hope he raised a lot of money for the BHF.