Rolls-Royce designed statue 'Spirit of Paddington' finds a permanent parking spot at NSPCC
British artist Tracey Emin was re-united last night with the statue of Paddington she bought and donated back to us as part of our Paddington Trail, which raised over £930,000 for our ChildLine service late last year.
Tracey bought the 'Spirit of Paddington' statue, which was created by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and auctioned at Christie's in London last December.
It was 1 of more than 50 bespoke versions of the famous bear designed by a host of celebrities including David Beckham, Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Watson and Kate Moss. They were placed at strategic points across London last year to promote the film and help raise money for our ChildLine service when they were auctioned.
Our ChildLine service provides round-the-clock advice and support to children who are going through the toughest times of their lives. The money will also help continue to modernise the ChildLine service to reflect how children now prefer to get in touch.
The silver 'Spirit of Paddington', complete with leather strapped racing goggles, now has a new home at our headquarters in Curtain Road, Shoreditch.