Arthur Bear’s first outing is a Cambridge Roar’ing success!


Arthur Bear, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity's new mascot, is set and ready to gather the love of Cambridgeshire's residents, small and large!


The newest cuddly addition to the Arthur Rank Hospice’s Family was unveiled on Sunday, 21st June, at Cambridge Roar festival’s second event of 18: the ‘Father’s Family Fun Day’ at Quy Mill Hotel and Spa. In his first official outing, Arthur Bear, the hospice’s new six foot mascot bear, was fur-oughly excited to make dozens of new friends, little and big.

The feeling was mutual as children as young as one and adults in their sixties alike, paw-sed to hug, high five and take photos with him, in between bouncing on inflatables, playing musical statues, having their faces painted and tucking into delicious barbeque food.

Aisha Hunt, Community Fundraiser at Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, adds: “We were thrilled with the public’s response to Arthur Bear and how could you not love that cute furry face? We have big plans for Arthur Bear and want our hospice supporters and the children and grown-ups of Cambridgeshire to be a part of his future, so watch this (bear shaped) space!”

As well as having lots of fun throughout the year, Arthur Bear will also raise awareness about the hospice’s life care, counselling and support work for adult patients with life limiting illness. He is busy pre-bear’ing his diary for the year ahead alongside the team at Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, and would be delighted to include a visit to your school, event or be part of your fundraising plans for the charity. Become his friend by emailing your name, address and contact details to He also likes to collect birthday dates, especially after his own inaugural birthday on Sunday, so feel free to include the day and month of yours within the email!


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Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or a life-limiting condition and those who need end-of-life care. Our ‘Outstanding’ services are provided free of charge to patients and their families.

We care for more than 4,100 patients each year at our Hospice in Cambridge, the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech and in patients’ own homes via the Arthur Rank Community Team. This care supports people to improve their quality of life and fulfil their end of their life choices.

It will cost £10.5 million in 2021/2022 to run our services, which are provided free of charge to patients and their loved ones. We have currently secured £6.98 million from the NHS, meaning that £3.52 million needs to be raised through donations, fundraising activities and trading. We are extremely grateful to our local community for the continual dedication, commitment and generosity they show in supporting us to meet this target.

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Arthur Rank Hospice Charity