Guardsman Bertie Bear's Colonel's Fund Appeal

26 March 2010

The Colonel’s Fund has a new fund raiser - Bertie the Grenadier Bear! The brain child of Darren Heaton, father of Gdsm Heaton of The Inkerman Company, Bertie Bear has got off to a cracking start by enlisting the services of former WBC Heavyweight Champion, Frank Bruno,as his Appeal Chairman [] . A huge thank you to Frank from all of us.

To follow the adventures of Bertie Bear, go to

Bertie Bear is currently on his way to Afghanistan with 216 Squadron RAF Brize Norton. His dairy is filling up nicely [see Discussion tab on his Facebook site] and you will find him at these events over the next couple of months.

15 April: at Wellington Barracks for the Grenadier Guards medals parade and event.

21 May: at Ramsgate British Legion with his friend Clive Richards raising support for the Colonel’s Fund. If you would like to go along, please call Clive on 07899037561.

27 May: Bertie Bear will be taking part in the 70th Dunkirk Anniversary crossing with Clive from Ramsgate RBL. To find out more, visit .Also on 27 May, he will set off on a Pilot Boat, visiting a number of different UK ports over 10 days.

12 June: at The Queen’s Birthday Parade with the First Battalion.

When he has a spare moment, Bertie Bear is planning to sit for artist Tony Sweeney, who has most  kindly volunteered to paint his portrait.