All donations to the Foundation will be put into a pot of funds affectionately known as

The Honey Pot

These funds will then be distributed at regular intervals to projects around the world working to help bears and protect them from abuse and cruelty

Thank you very much for your contribution.


Funds distributed to date

Nov 2010: WSPA Balkasar Sanctuary, food, medical equipment and drugs for bears rescued from bear baiting – £700.00.  Read more…

Feb 2011: International Animal Rescue, towards eye operations on blind dancing bears – £200.00.
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Mar 2011: Animals Asia, adoption of Bodo – £40.00.

Apr 2011 and Jul 2015: Idaho Black Bear Rehabilitation Centre, to assist with the care, rehabilitation and return to the wild of orphaned bear cubs – £100.00 and £200.00.  Read more…

Apr 2011: Animals Asia, Bear Enrichment Programme (China Sanctuary), funding for a fire hose hammock and a log wall – £100.00. Read more…

May 2011: BEAR League, Lake Tahoe, to help with their work to promote humans living in harmony with bears, to protect the region’s bears and to prevent human/bear conflict – £100.00.  Read more…

Jun 2011 and Jun 2014: BEAR League, Lake Tahoe, as above – £100.00 and £200.00.  Read more…

Jul 2011: Andean Bear Foundation, to assist with their work to save the Spectacled Bear from extinction – £100.00.  Read more…

Aug 2011: Hauser Bears, to assist with the care of Marko & Maria, Brown Bears rescued from a cage outside a restaurant in Albania, while they await transfer to the Libearty Bear Sanctuary in Romania – £100.00.  Read more…

Aug 2011: Wildlife Trust of India, to monitor Sloth Bear dens in the wild during the weaning season to prevent capture of the cubs to be used as dancing bears – £100.00.  Read more…

Aug 2011 and Jan 2014: KWPLH, Indonesia, for their work to protect the Sun Bear and raise local awareness and education about this amazing bear – £100.00 and £108.  Read more…

Sept 2011: Polar Bears International, USA, for their work to protect the Polar Bear and its habitat – £100.00.  Read more…

Nov 2011: Animals Asia, Bear Enrichment Programme (Vietnam Sanctuary) – funding for two fire hose
hammocks for the cubs – £100.00.  Read more…

Nov 2011 and Dec 2016: Libearty Bear Sanctuary, Romania, Adoption of Max – £53.16 and £53.96

Jan 2012, Jun 2014 and Dec 2015: Idaho Black Bear Rehabilitation Centre, to assist with the care, rehabilitation and return to the wild of orphaned bear cubs – £340.00 (US$500), £100.00 (US$170) and £300 (US$445).  Read more…

Jan 2012 and Dec 2014: Get Bear Smart Society, Whistler, Canada, to assist with their work to promote harmonious human/bear living and their tree planting project – £100.00 (CAD$160) and £100.00 (CAD$179).  Read more…

Jan 2012, Dec 2013,  Jun 2014 and June 2016: Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter, BC, Canada, to assist with their bear rehabilitation success studies and ongoing bear protection work. Also in 2016 we sent funds to feed their triplet cubs for two weeks – £100.00 (CAD$160), £100 (CAD$175), £100 (CAD$185) and £250 (CAD $300).  Read more…

Mar 2012: Animals Asia, renewal of adoption of Bodo – £40.00.

Mar 2012: Five Sisters Zoo (West Lothian, Scotland), joint project following their rescue of three ex circus bears – Suzy, Carmen and Peggy – production of educational leaflet and boards on bears exploited for ‘entertainment’ – £131.18.  Read more…

May 2012: Idaho Black Bear Rehabilitation Centre, towards the cost of a swim top for the cubs – £100.00 (US$160).  Read more…

May 2012: The Spectacled Bear Conservation Society, Peru, towards the cost of their work to protect the Spectacled bear- £100.00 (CAD$160).  Read more…

May 2012: Dedication Plaque at the Five Sisters Zoo, in the name of the Winton Bear Foundation as a reminder of the respect we should show to all animals (follow the link to see the plaque).  The cost of the plaque goes towards the care and upkeep of Carmen, Suzy and Peggy, the three rescued circus bears – £50.00. Read more…

Jun 2012: Animals Asia’s Bear Enrichment Program, the cost of special toys for Oliver and his buddies.  Please follow the link to read more about this remarkable bear and how the Winton Bear Foundation are helping him – £100.00. Read more…

Nov 2012: Libearty Bear Sanctuary, Romania, Adoption of Max – £50.00

Jan 2013: Get Bear Smart Society, Whistler, Canada, to assist with their work to promote harmonious human/bear living – £100.00 (CAD$160).  Read more…

Jan 2013: Woodlands Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey, USA, to assist with the cost of strengthening the fencing in their large bear enclosure so that younger bears can be moved there sooner – £100.00 (US$160).  Read more…

Jan 2013 and Oct 2016: Advancing Bear Care 2013 Conference, sponsorship of one delegate’s Registration Fee and in 2016 sponsorship of a coffee break to encourage networking – £200.00 (US$300) and £210 (US$260).  Read more…

Jan 2013: Animals Asia, China Sanctuary, to purchase new stereo for bears rescued from bear farms to listen to calming and relaxing music as they recover – £100.00. Read more…

Jan 2013: Animals Asia, Vietnam Sanctuary, to purchase coconuts for each of the 104 bears saved from threatened eviction – a special celebratory treat!  £100.00.  Read more…

Jan/Feb 2013: Idaho Black Bear Rehabilitation Centre, to assist with the care, rehabilitation and return to the wild of mother bear and cub – new arrivals in Feb 2013 – £100.00 (US$160). Read more…

Mar 2013,: Animals Asia, adoption of Bodo – £40.00.

Apr 2013: The BEAR League, Lake Tahoe, to support their Cub Rescue Program – £200.00 (US$300).  Read more…

Apr 2013: The Valhalla Wilderness Society, to support their work to save the Kermode (Spirit) Bear and its habitat – £100.00 (CAD$160).  Read more…

Apr 2013: Five Sisters Zoo, donation to assist with the care of Carmen, Suzy and Peggy following the devastating fire – £500.00.  Read more…

May 2013: Five Sisters Zoo, set up of special food fund for Carmen, Suzy and Peggy.  Read more…

May 2013: Five Sisters Zoo, donation to fund the cost of two months of glucosamine tablets for Carmen, Suzy and Peggy to help their joints – £50.00.  Read more…

May 2013: Five Sisters Zoo, first batch of fruit and veg purchased with funds raised through Carmen, Suzy and Peggy’s ‘Vegging Out’ fund – £30.00.  Read more…

Jul 2013 and Jul 2015: Peace River Refuge, Florida, donation towards the cost of toys and enrichment for their non-releasable bears – £135.00  and £200.00. Read more…

Jul 2013: Animals Asia Bricks Appeal, donation towards the cost of bricks to help secure their Chengdu sanctuary against flooding – £60.00. Read more…

Oct 2013: Panda Conservation Posters, cost of 2,000 posters to be distributed to around a quarter of a million children in China – educating the next generation on the protection of the Giant Panda – £400.00. Read more…

Oct 2013: Grace’s Appeal, first donation towards the care of this very special little bear – £300.00 (US$485). Read more…

Nov 2013: Libearty Bear Sanctuary, Romania, Adoption of Max – £50.00

Nov, Dec 2013; Feb, Mar, Jun 2014: Grace’s Appeal, additional donations towards the care of this very special little bear – £350.00 (US$560), £140.00 (US$230), £250.00 (US$410), £315.00 (US$534), £315.00 (US$509), £335 (US$550). Read more…

It is with great sadness that we received the news that Grace had died on 9th October 2014. It was an honour to take her under our wing for the last year of her life and help Woodlands Wildlife in their wonderful care of such a special bear.  She will never be forgotten.

Dec 2016: Woodlands Wildlife, following the death of our sweet and special girl Grace, we wanted to make a donation in her memory.  Therefore, we make a donation towards the cost of running their bear cubs webcam and the purchase of 4 boomer balls as enrichment for their current bear residents – £84.75 (US$100) and £61.78 (US$75.96). Read more…

Mar 2014, 2015 and 2016: Animals Asia, adoption of Bodo – £40.00 x 3.

Dec 2013 and Jun and Dec 2014: Wildlife SOS, to assist with their care of rescued dancing bears – £200.00 (US$330), £100.00 (US$170) and £100.00 (US$158). Read more…

May and Jul 2014: Animals Asia, Peace by Piece campaign £225.00 and £340.00. Read more…

Jun 2014: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ,to assist with the care of their bears – £100.00 (US$170). Read more…

Jun 2014: Lions, Tigers and Bears, to assist with the care of their bears – £100.00 (US$170). Read more…

Jul and Nov 2014: Wildwood Trust, £200 to assist in their bear rescue appeal and £600 to assist with the ongoing care of the rescued bears. Read more…

Dec 2014: Bear With Us, to assist with the ongoing care of their resident ex-circus bears Yogi and Molly – £100. Read more…

Dec 2014: Libearty Bear Sanctuary, Romania, towards building a special enclosure for one of their blind bears – £100. Read more…

Dec 2014: Animals Asia, Vietnam Sanctuary, to buy coconuts and tyres for the sanctuary’s bears – £250. Read more…

July 2015: Free the Bears, Perth, Australia,  – to assist in their work protecting, preserving and enriching the lives of bears around the world £200. Read more…

Oct 2015: The Advancing Bear Care Conference  – sponsorship to assist in the funding of reduced fees for delegates from 3rd world countries £200. Read more…

Dec 2015: Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre – donation towards monthly food bill. Read more…

Dec 2015: The BEAR League – donation to purchase new capture equipment. Read more…

Dec 2015: The Five Sisters Zoo – donation to purchase boomer balls, glucosamine and special food bin. Read more…

Dec 2015: The Northern Lights Wildlife Society – donation to build a climbing platform and hammock. Read more…

Dec 2015: Sun Bear Outreach – donation to build two long drinking water basins. Read more…

Jun 2016: Northern Lights Wildlife Society – to fund cost of milk for the triplet bears. Read more…

Jun 2016: MongoliAid – food drop for the Gobi bears – £300. Read more…

Jun 2016: Myanmar Cub – cost of sending vet to treat cub – £500. Read more…

Jun 2016: Toilet Twinning – joint funding with the Five Sisters Zoo for the building of a school toilet block in India – twinned with the Brown Bear Cafe at the zoo – £120. Read more…

Dec 2016: Fluffy and Scruffy – new adoption of Fluffy and Scruffy at the Wildwood Trust – £80. Read more…

Dec 2016: Eco-Haylich Wildlife Rehab – for wooden enrichment for their rescued bears – £200 (US$250). Read more…

Dec 2016: Animals Asia (Vietnam) – to buy a coconut for each of the 160 rescued bears at their Vietnam Sanctuary as a Christmas present from us – £160. Read more…