Thank you everyone for your incredible support of our first ever Bears Matter Month which ran from February 14th – March 14th. We are delighted with the success of our first BMM and are so pleased to report that we have gained 51 new Facebook followers, 2 new regular givers, raised £234.50 through events and our first online raffle. We have had a great response to our ABC 2013 Complimentary Registration Fee competition (winner will be announced at end March) and we launched our brand new Valentines and Mothers Day Gift Certificates and fabulous Bears Matter wristbands.
We marked International Save Bears Day on Feb 21st and have had a very positive response from a Honey maker who is interested in teaming up with us and we were so delighted to be able to share the amazing photos of the Animals Asia bears enjoying the coconuts and stereo we bought them to help with their recovery following rescue from bear farms (on Facebook and will go on website shortly).
We showcased the Valhalla Wilderness Society, Animals Asia, Libearty Bear Sanctuary, Get Bear Smart, BEAR League and the wonderful books written by Else Poulsen and Victor Watkins – Smiling Bears and Bear Sanctuary and we told you about Max and Bodo our wonderful adopted bears.
We highlighted our incredible Fostering Compassion project and dedicated February 26th to George Winton whom the Bear Foundation is set up in memory of and as a tribute to.
And last but not least, we have been following the work of the incredible Sally Maughan of the IBBR and her wonderful mom and cub – whose progress we will continue to follow in the weeks and months to come.
Thank you everyone, for making our first Bears Matter Month such a great success – you are a fabulous team of supporters. Here’s to making Bears Matter Month 2014 even bigger and better!! Bear hugs to you all. Lesley xx