The Brun Bear Foundation

The Brun Bear Foundation

At a glance


  • Animals / wildlife
  • Arts
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Children / families
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Local / community
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Women
  • Young people

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Registered charity The Brun Bear Foundation supports project of communal value in the London Boroughs of Bromley & Lewisham; medical research with particular emphasise on infants and children and animal welfare - with special emphasis on bears. Examples of projects we have funded: 

  • Research into better and kinder treatments for children with Leukaemia
  • Funding for a Community Fit Bus
  • More than 8,000 Wellbeing Wallets for expectant mothers at Lewisham Hospital and Princess Royal.
  • Provision of food and medical supplies for bears as well as CCTV at a sanctuary that keeps the bears in and the poachers out
  • The founding and financing of The Simon Shades Scholarship Programme for young people moving in to higher and further education.
  • Theatre experiences for every child under five in Lewisham
  • An incubator for a hospital in Uganda.


We publish childrens books, organise community, cultural and other events, supper clubs and pop up restaurants and assorted epic challenges - including trekking in Mongolia and a marathon in Uganda!

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