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Teddy bears invited to bungee jump in Hinckley

Teddy bears invited to bungee jump in Hinckley Teddies – and their owners – are invited to enjoy the thrill of the bears bungee jumping off the tower of Hinckley’s St Mary’s Church on September 24.

Teddy bear Fearless Freddie planning for his jump at St Marys Church

(l-r) Hinckley & Rugby’s Nate Jones, Fearless Freddie and Rev John Whittaker atop the tower at St Mary’s

The Sunday afternoon fun is raising money for improving access to the Church’s entrance, with bear owners donating £2 each to give their prized possessions an adventure neither will surely ever forget.

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has donated £100 for some newbungee jumping equipment, to ensure no bears are injured during the jumps. The Society’s own bear, Fearless Freddie, will also be joining in.

As well as a certificate for every bear that successfully jumps from more than 100 feet up, there is also a barbecue for their owners and other spectators to enjoy. The fun runs from 12 noon to 4pm on the same day as Hinckley’s Annual Classic Motorshow.

Hinckley & Rugby customer assistant Nate Jones took Fearless Freddie up the Church tower to meet St Mary’s vicar, Rev John Whittaker, for a peek at the view from where the bears will jump.

Rev John said:

“Many thanks to Hinckley & Rugby Building Society for its sponsorship of this event. We hope visitors will have great fun and the soft toys an amazing jump.

“A fun filled afternoon awaits in Hinckley, so young (and young at heart) people should grab their favourite soft toy, come to the church and enjoy the excitement of this unique and exciting teddy bear bungee jump.”

Nate said: “Freddie can’t wait for the bungee jump and hopes lots of other bears join him. Knowing that the Society has enabled the purchase of new equipment means we are very confident that all the bears will come to no harm, however soft they are.”

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