PHILANTHROPY

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  • THE CARE & SHARE FOUNDATION

    • To relieve poverty and sickness worldwide by financing practical self-help projects such as the setting up a    Friendship Centre for children and elderly by the Project Dengke Group in a Tibetan Autonomous Region • To enable and deploy appropriate technology and engineering in village and township situations. • To provide educational and travel scholarships for deprived people in developing countries to study in the UK, Europe or USA with a view to them returning with useful skills to their country of origin. • To harness the spirit of youthful idealism and adventure to good effect by providing travel scholarships […]

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  • ADVENTURE PLUS (A+)

    Bear, an A+ Patron, says “A+ is one of the most exciting charities around for inspiring young people to get out there, grab life and live boldly!” A+ started in 1990 and now provides youth work and outdoor education to more than 6,000 children and young people every year. As a mobile activity provider they take adventures to meet children where they are at. Their specialist unit supports disadvantaged young people on the margins of society. Activity holidays enable children to explore the adventure of faith, and their adventure training gap year develops the leaders of tomorrow. Their mission: to […]

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  • THE WILTSHIRE BARN PROJECT

    Bear is delighted to announce his latest assignment, that of patron to The Wiltshire Barn Project. Bear has put his full weight behind the bookbinding social enterprise charity which is helping wounded, injured and sick (WIS) veterans from all parts of the Armed Forces. As well as producing beautiful leather or marbled paper notebooks, veterans and their wives/partners can also gain a qualification in an ancient and tricky art. Bear visited the charity in Woodborough, Wiltshire, in July and remarked;” It is very moving to see close up the way simple (not easy!) tasks like intricate bookbinding, can be such a powerful […]

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  • ONE EDUCATION

    Bear is proud to be supporting One Education, an organisation that prides itself on its passion and commitment to putting children and young people first. Understanding the importance of supporting schools by delivering innovative, creative and fully inclusive approaches to teaching and learning, is what this organisation does best. Learning beyond the classroom is something Bear and the One Education team believe in. Alternative learning approaches can and do enhance curriculum activities, build social skills, form lasting friendships and create opportunities and experiences that last a lifetime. For so many children and young people these opportunities are not readily available, […]

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  • FRESH 2O

    Bear is a supporter of Fresh 2O charity and their mission to reduce poverty, improve health and prevent death by enabling the provision of clean water for drinking and sanitation purposes globally.​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Working with a number of charities and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) partners, they create Social Enterprises that pull people out of poverty.  

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  • SPLASH

    Splash –Wiltshire, a registered charity, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2014, has welcomed Bear Grylls as its first ever Patron. As a charity that seeks to make a tangible difference to the lives of vulnerable young people, and the communities in which they live, it is a cause that Bear can closely indentify with, as it achieves this through positive and challenging activities both outdoors and in. Splash works with young people age 9-16 years. By engaging young people in a veritable fest of positive, imaginative and safe activities builds confidence and self esteem and personal skills are strengthened. […]

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  • TUSK

    Bear Grylls is a proud supporter of the TUSK Trust UK, a dynamic organization with 20 years’ experience initiating and funding conservation and community development programmes across Africa. Bear has travelled to Africa on several occasions for both work pleasure and regards it as one of the last remaining continents that is still truly wild in every sense of the word. As the world’s population explodes, the wildlife on all seven continents is being negatively affected and their numbers are dwindling. Bear Grylls Survival Academy’s support for one such species, the rhino in Africa, acts as a symbol for all […]

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  • SCOUTS

    Bear Grylls is Chief Scout to over half a million brilliant scouts in the UK! When asked why he chose to volunteer for the UK’s largest mixed youth movement, Bear said: ‘In short, because I love adventure and I love hanging out with good friends. For me this is what Scouting is about.’ Born on 7 June 1974, Bear Grylls is the youngest ever Chief Scout and the movement is currently experiencing its biggest surge in membership since Scouting began. He first got involved in Scouting aged eight as a Cub Scout. Bear attributes this time as a big part […]

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  • RESCUE GLOBAL

    The Crisis and Disaster Response Agency Rescue Global is a UK Registered Charity and USA 501(c)(3) Not for Profit organisation providing a crisis and disaster response service for natural and man-made disasters worldwide. They focus on the first few days of a crisis or disaster, aiming to put experts on the ground within 18 hours or less once our help has been requested. Rescue Global combines the best of modern technology such as cutting edge communications equipment, satellite systems, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) and survival tools, with the tried and tested methods of some of the world’s best emergency services, […]

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  • ALPHA

    The Alpha course is designed primarily for people who aren’t churchgoers and each course is open to everyone who would like to attend. As a course, Alpha attracts a diverse range of guests of different ages and backgrounds, holding many different viewpoints. Over 7,000 churches are currently running the Alpha course across the UK in rural and urban settings, including every major UK city. People find out about the Alpha course in a number of ways – a recommendation from a friend, a poster, flyer, newspaper article or advert, or through the website or an internet search. Why attend the […]

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  • GLOBAL ANGELS

    Bear has been a Global Angels Ambassador since 2006 and has raised over $1 million for children in Africa though his adventures, for Global Angels projects in Africa. The funds have provided safe drinking water for over 120,000 people in Mozambique and Kenya, a secondary school in the Masai Mara for over 300 teenagers who never had the chance, a school for over 700 kids in Uganda, and another school in Sierra Leone, a village refuge for over 120 teenagers and children rescued from the LRA Guerrillas in Uganda, a community village for over 100 street kids and orphans in […]

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  • ONE

    ONE is a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support smart and effective policies and programs that are saving lives, helping to put kids in school and improving futures. Cofounded by Bono and other campaigners, ONE is nonpartisan and works closely with African activists and policy makers. (For more information please visit the ONE website)    

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  • COMIC RELIEF

    Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK which strives to create a just world free from poverty – and we work 365 days a year to help that vision become a reality. Our mission is to drive positive change through the power of entertainment. Since we first set up shop 25 years ago, we’ve been doing three main things… We raise millions of pounds through two big fundraising campaigns – Red Nose Day and Sport Relief. We spend that money in the best possible way to tackle the root causes of poverty and social injustice. We use […]

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  • JoLt

    Bear is Vice President for The JoLt Trust which is a small charity that for the past twenty-one years, has been taking disabled, disadvantaged, abused and neglected young people on challenging month-long expeditions. Run entirely on a voluntary basis it is hard not to be touched by the life changing stories that surround this charity. They give to those who most desperately need it, the literal, ‘journey of a lifetime’. For more information please check out the JoLt website

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  • RNLI LIFEBOATS

    WHO ARE WE: We are volunteers across the UK and Republic of Ireland united by selflessness, skill and courage. WHAT WE DO: We provide 24-hour lifeboats and seasonal lifeguards dedicated to saving lives at sea. Please check out the RNLI website for more information!

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  • HOPE & HOMES FOR CHILDREN

    Hope and Homes for Children is an international children’s charity working with orphaned and abandoned children in Eastern Europe and Africa. Since 1994 they have helped to secure the lives, and future livelihoods, of more than 7,500 orphaned or abandoned children in 14 countries. “Bear knows the importance of a family. His father was his inspiration to climb Everest and he believes passionately in what we do. With his support we are giving many more orphaned and abandoned children this most precious gift.” Caroline Cook – founder For more information please check out the Hope & Homes website.

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