In the first three months of 2023 BEAR Scotland has donated over £4,500 to various different charities and community causes.
Thirteen BEAR Scotland employees took part in Doddie Aid this year, raising a total of £1,790 for the MND charity, My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. The team entered as the BEAR Scotland League, clocking up 2,875 miles walking, running and cycling.
We have also made a corporate donation of £500 to Rookie Rockstars in support of their ‘Rookie Minds’ programme, a mental health counselling service for young people.
Alzheimer Scotland was confirmed as BEAR’s charity of the year, after it secured the most votes in an employee poll. As well as undertaking fundraising events across the organisation, employees are being offered Dementia Friends training.
Rosyth-based Forth Hedgehog Hospital, which has been caring for sick and injured hedgehogs from across Scotland for the last nine years, is the first local cause to receive a financial boost of £1,000 in 2023 as part of all BEAR’s local and regional charity commitment which sees staff nominate causes that are important to them.
Additionally, we have also supported local community groups.
In the South East we’ve sponsored Kinross Curling Rink, Bayside Under 13’s Football Club in Dalgety Bay and have also donated to Eyemouth Allotments, near our new depot in the town.
In the North West we’ve supported Commando Heritage Trail, a joint project with the Royal Marine Association and Royal Marines Charity to help erect a Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge. We’ve also supported the largest Polish organisation in Perth, Education Centre -Centrum Edukacyjne Bajka CIC, to support a fun day for Polish and Ukrainian children on International Children’s Day next month.