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The British Embassy in cooperation with Provident, the British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary, the British Business Centre, the British Council and the Hungarian Baptist Aid organised a ‘Paddington is GREAT’ charity film screening event for more than 300 disadvantaged children.
The aim of this real British initiative was to invite disadvantaged children to enjoy the Paddington movie in a real cinema, something which they wouldn’t normally be able to do.
The film also provided a fantastic opportunity to present the adventures of Paddington Bear, a real British cultural icon loved by millions of British children, to a young Hungarian audience. As part of the event, a life-sized Paddington bear costume appeared and handed out Paddington gifts in a raffle draw.
The film screening event was part of the Embassy’s participation in the Christmas Shoe-box initiative organised by the Baptist Aid in Hungary, through which numerous gift-filled shoe boxes have been handed out to disadvantaged children across Hungary.
The British Embassy in Budapest has long been an active supporter of human rights. We continue to show our support for minority and disadvantaged groups in Hungary and collaborate with human rights organisations like the Baptist Aid, Amnesty International and Transparency International in Hungary.