15 of the bears were auctioned at Christie's, hosted by Paddington producer David Heyman and his wife Rose Uniacke. Matthew Williamson, David Beckham, Boris Johnson and Benedict Cumberbatch are amongst the celebrity bear designers. The designs raised over £460,000 for NSPCC's Childline service.

the-bear-of-london-eace27bafa2d71495f9433fbc554eae9 Boris Johnson with his Paddington design

Marc Quinn's was the most popular of the night, with the winning bid for his creation being £58 000.

Tracey Emin was amongst the artists who donated works to the auction. Emin's provided the sale with an exciting neon inspired by Paddington, which read I'm A Rare Bear, which went under the gavel for £62 000.



Peter Wanless, NSPCC chief executive commented: We're delighted to be part of the Paddington Trail – a wonderful initiative which has helped raise awareness of the NSPCC and our ChildLine service."

"Thanks to our generous guests, we've raised a fantastic amount of money, helping our ChildLine counsellors be there for children this Christmas – many of whom may have nowhere else to turn."

36 statues will be auctioned online at Christie's including designs by Kate Moss and Liam Gallagher will be available to place a bid on until 7th January.