If you happened to be near Salisbury Cathedral on Saturday, there was something more inspiring than the towering spire. It was raining teddy bears from the skies. Along with a lot of actual rain. It was part of a charity campaign, and my youngest son (who loves teddy bears) had his make two jumps (because we missed the first one). Plus, there was the unexpected rescue of teddy bears that got stuck in trees. Pics below.
To illustrate what type of day it turned out to be for the jump, check out the rubbish bin filled with broken umbrellas:
The bears were loaded in baskets and taken up high using a fire truck:
Unfortunately, the truck was originally positioned behind some trees, which resulted in this mess:
Teddy bears stranded in trees, not a happy sight.
Eventually, the bears were all rescued and a new basket taken up. All this took so much time that by the time we got back from the cathedral’s cafeteria, our bear had already jumped. There was nothing to do but send him up again:
Yes, it’s Corduroy. Time for the jump. The teddy medics were ready for the ground rescue part:
The ladder went back up:
And way he went: