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Paddington Bear statue by Zaha Hadid Foundation raises £15,000 for NSPCC

The Paddington Bear statue raised £15,000 at auction for the UK children’s charity, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).

Together with14 other bears by artists and celebrities including Marc Quinn, Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman, last night’s auction at Christie’s raised over  £460,000 for the charity.

All 51 Paddington Bear statues will be exhibited throughout London until the 30 December on the Paddington Trail.

The remaining 36 Paddington Bear statues are available through the Paddington Trail online auction, which runs until 7 January 2015 and features bear designs by celebrities including Kate Moss, Lulu Guinness, Matthew Williamson and Guy Ritchie.