"You will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
A MARATHON ACHIEVEMENT!
IN 2018 THE BRUN BEAR FOUNDATION took on the gruelling Uganda International Half Marathon... one of the eight toughest marathons in the world according to Red Bull!
We ran up 21 km up hills, off road, in high altitude and all under the African sun. The course was mainly off-road: hard baked, red African dirt roads, with a little bit of trail and a little bit of tarmac at the start and finish. And all at an altitude of 1,150 metres.
The week leading up to the Marathon was an amazing experience. Thanks to our friends at Dutch charity Knowledge for Children we were able to undertake a reading tour of eight schools with our first book - The Adventures of Brunhilfer and Brunfin: The Flood, Here we met children of varying ages and stages and the hardworking school staff and also donated copies of the book.
Sponsorship raised through the challenge has been split between projects in Uganda and other Brun Bear Foundation projects.
WE ARE SO PRIVILEGED TO HAVE SALLY ORANGE AS A BRUN BEAR FOUNDATION AMBASSADOR.
Sally championed our cause at every opportunity and here she is running The Vitality Big Half: London's community half marathon.The run starts by London's icon Tower Bridge and finishes at another London icon the Cutty Sark. Iy passe through the boroughs of Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Greenwich as well as one of the The Brun Bear Foundation's home boroughs of Lewisham. Our other home borough is Bromley.
To learn more about being a Brun Bear Foundation Ambassador please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
IT'S THE HIGH JUMP FOR JOANNE!
LEWISHAM'S JOANNE MCLAUGHLIN HIT THE HEIGHTS IN AID OF THE BRUN BEAR FOUNDATION.
Brave Joanne completed a tandem skydive from 12,000 feet (3,658 metre) which included a freefall of 40 seconds! The jump took place in the heart of Kent, also known as the Garden of England! On the way down Joanne enjoyed incredible views of Kent, the south coast of Essex and the northern coast of France.
"I am very happy to support The Brun Bear Foundation," said Joanne. "I have seen first-hand the good work that the charity does. It has a wonderful ethos and I have agreed that the money raised from the jump will be split equally between community projects, medical research and animal welfare."
STEPPE BY STEPPE!
SUMMER 2016 SAW THE BRUN BEAR FOUNDATION'S first annual epic fundraising adventure... to Mongolia! This demanding adventure saw us trek through mountains, forests and wild steppe to explore one of the world’s most ancient and culturally unique lands.
Beginning in Ulaanbaatar we ventured into the eastern plains where rolling hills and glittering blue lakes dot the rugged landscape. Trekking through this wild terrain, we saw local herdsmen driving their horses, as well as looking out for some of the wildlife that lives here.
We stayed in both tents as well as the gers of local people who showed us their way of life before proceeding to Baldan Bereeven, which sits alone in the mountains, in a peaceful region visited by few tourists. We then made our way back to Ullaanbaatar, via several other ancient sights of the eastern steppe.
With every step across the eastern steppe we raised vital funds for community, medical and animal welfare charities.
ON 24 MARCH 2018 A HARDY GROUP of 19 from Downham Health & Leisure Centre took on Tough Mudder in support of The Brun Bear Foundation.
This intrepid band trained hard for the notorious and challenging 5K assault course.
In the gym they were whipped into shape by instructor Claire Riddell and outside the gym kept focused and motivated by Kashmir Thethi and each other! Thanks to Joanne Price, Team Downham were kitted out with bright Orange T-Shirts embossed with The Brun Bear Foundation logo on the front and Riddell Warriors on the back!
On the day Team Downham's legendary teamwork and spirit - otherwise known as the Downham Way! - came to the fore. Together they navigated a series of military grade obstacles that thoroughly tested their strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie.
And whether it was navigating giant pyramids, scaling walls, scrambling on all fours or swinging several metres above ground they all passed with flying colours.
An amazing £1,021.25 has been raised at the time of writing. This money was split between three campaigns being supported by registered charity The Brun Bear Foundation.
COUNTRY WALKS AND HIKES
THE INTREPID BISI LOYE has organised and led walks and hikes in support of The Brun Bear Foundation.
So far these walks have taken in beauty spots in London and the Home Counties and there are aspirations to branch out to other parts of the country and even further afield.
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