In celebration of our anniversary year, we have commissioned our very own ‘Anniversary Bear’ and are encouraging all our friends, family and supporters to get as creative as they can to raise money in support of our work.

By purchasing an anniversary bear for £10 and pledging to raise just £40 you will be supporting children, young people and families in your community.

Click here to order you bear and get fundraising!  We also have a Just Giving BCCS Bear page which you can use to send out to friends and family.  The link for this is

There are lots of different ways you might have fun with your bear and raise funds for BCCS.  Here are some ideas:

  • Hold your very own teddy bears' picnic to support BCCS.
  • Set up a fundraising page and ask all your friends and family to donate.
  • Take a bear on your travels and get him sponsored for the journey.
  • If you are a member of a club or group, what about nominating your BCCS as your club mascot for the year?
  • Why not suggest a name the bear competition with friends or family?

We have various resources which you could use for your Anniversary Bear promotion - an Anniversary Bear flyer which you could download for your event, our Anniversary Bear Birth Certificate for you to complete and a list of fundraising ideas for display in your school, work-place, club or home.

Our Head of Voluntary Income, Julie and her friends have decided to name their bear 'Columbus' after the famous adventurer and will be challenging him to travel 40,000 miles around the world during the year. By setting up an on-line fundraising page they hope to raise £400! 

You can have as much fun and be as creative as you like but make sure you let us know what your bear has been up to! Email us here with photos and stories of your bear.