Lost teddy bears to find new homes

Last updated at 14:22
Paddington bearFirst Great Western

Lost teddy bears found on First Great Western trains are going to be donated to children's charities.

The train company had launched a campaign last November to find the owners of more than 40 missing teddies, but not a single bear was claimed.

The cuddly toys have been waiting in their lost property ever since.

An owl soft toyFirst Great Western
The toys have been photographed in fun places as part of the campaign

The toys were all found travelling on the First Great Western network, which covers the Thames Valley, Hampshire, London, Dorset, Sussex, Wiltshire, Somerset, Avon, Gloucestershire, Hereford, Worcestershire, Devon, Cornwall and South Wales.

The company said it receives about 15 lost teddies every three months.

As well as bears, they've found cuddly animals including monkeys, rabbits, a hedgehog, penguin and lion.

Monkey toysFirst Great Western
A range of soft toys have been found, including monkeys and rabbits

The lost animals will be washed and sent to children's charities if nobody collects them by November.

The train company's website lets people submit a search for a teddy, even if they are unable to remember exactly where it was lost.