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"There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour."

-Charles Dickens


The Downham TRIPLE Challenge... a bi-annual event which sees participants take part in three consecutive challenges and then enjoy a communal meal and entertainment afterwards. Activities have included High Tempo Taekwondo, Body Pump, Spin, Pilates, Yoga, Zumba, Circuits... and so much more. We've enjoyed Caribbean and Turkish banquets and live musical entertainment... and raised thousands of pounds for a mix of communal, medical and animal welfare charities.



MotherBear! is part of the The Brun Bear Family. 


To date we have held two, one day, MotherBear! events for 'Mother Bears' their cubs, family and friends!

Each event consisted of eight themed zones that speak to the

pre-natal to pre-school experience; a large exhibition; music; entertainment and food from around the world! The proceeds supported a mix of community, medical and animal welfare causes. 

Zone 1: The eNerGy Zone! Exercise. Diet. Healthy Living!

Zone 2: Pre, Ante and Post Natal Zone! Pregnancy through 

to Parenthood

Zone 3: Walkers and Crawlers Zone! Baby's first steps

Zone 4: Performance & Play Zone! Stimulating young minds

Zone 5: The Early Learning Zone! Setting your child on the right developmental path

Zone 6: Work: Life Balance Zone! How to manage motherhood, career and 'me time'

Zone 7: Mumpreneurs Zone! Minding your own business!

Zone 8: Dads Zone! Fatherly Advice!


To register your interest in our upcoming MotherBear! events and programmes please register here.... 



BAME Birthing With Colour is an initiative that highlights maternity issues facing the BAME communities. 


The programme is led by Helen Knower, Director of Midwifery, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust and organised by

The Brun Bear Foundation. Proceeds from BAME Birthing With Colour's event programme support projects that resonate with its core mission and values. This ranges from a bursary scheme to the funding of wellbeing wallets for expectant mothers. The organising committee work on an entirely pro bono basis.


Activities include monthly webinars and a one-day virtual conference comprising a mix of paper presentations, workshops, panel discussions, networking and classes


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