NEWS: THE BEARS' AUCTION HAS STARTED! Bid on some fantastic prizes here (including a weekend stay in a London Apartment, together with a tour of St Paul's and Afternoon Tea in the Cathedral's restaurant!) Auction ends 9am on Friday 6 September. /

We also have 6 bottles of Laurent Perrier champagne and a Fortnum and Mason wine hamper (containing 8 bottles) - but we cannot sell alcoholic items on ebay, so please send your bids to

So, who are we?

We work in the Employment, Reward and Immigration team at a law firm called Lewis Silkin.  We have offices in London, Oxford and Cardiff.

What are we doing?

We have split into two teams ("The Bears" and "Team Tosturi") and will be taking over two Ty Hafan charity shops on Friday 6 September in the style of a popular TV show (hmmm I wonder which one we are talking about)! We are the fierce (but also cuddly) "The Bears" - and we will be taking over the Penarth shop (1a Stanwell Road, Penarth, CF64 2AB), which is around 15 minutes from Cardiff. Penarth means "Head of the Bears" - the inspiration for our name!

Our aim is to make as much money as possible for Ty Hafan, but of course we are also lawyers, which means our natural instinct is to kick the other team's butt!

Why help "The Bears"?

Ty Hafan is an incredible charity which provides comfort, care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families. It is not part of the NHS and in 2011-12 received just 10% statutory funding towards more than £3 million needed to provide care and support to life-limited children.

How can you make a difference?

Please visit the shop on 6 September for a beary fun Teddy Bears Picnic. The winners of the Auction will be announced and you'll get the opportunity to have your picture taken with some high flying models. Plus it may be your only chance to catch a lawyer in a bear costume...

If you cannot make the day, us bears would be BEARY BEARY GRATEFUL if you could make a donation on this page!

Thanks in advance and BEAR HUGS!

The Bears


Katie Honeyfield, Rachel Greenslade, Rob Johnson, Michael Anderson, Rebecca McAlees, Steve Lorber, Jan Durant, James Walters, Katherine Shaw, Abi Frederick, Hannah Price, Gemma Chubb, Sian Gale, Hazel Oliver and Richard Lister.

Updates 1

We are doing well on the prize donations for the auction... we're up to 11!

09/08/13 10:53

Raising money for

Ty Hafan

Ty Hafan

Charity Registration No. 1047912

Tŷ Hafan offers comfort, care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families helping them make the most of the time they have left together. For Tŷ Hafan to offer this unique service completely free of charge to families in Wales, it has to raise over £3 million every year.

Donations 90

Donated with thanks to Gemma Chubb. Here's the making numbers round!

Donation by Claire Whitehead on 18/12/13


+ £58.75 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 09/10/13


Donation by Amy Sander on 04/10/13

Sorry that we missed the actual event....looking forward to hearing all about it this weekend!

Donation by Cat & Tom Cox on 12/09/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Great effort / thanks for the bubbles!

Donation by Ollie Watson on 09/09/13


+ £50.00 Gift Aid

Well done all! X

Donation by Faye and David Coates on 09/09/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Wahoo - the bears are having a fab time! Here's the money left from our kitty....

Donation by The Bears on 06/09/13


Well done, Bears!

Donation by Michael Burd on 06/09/13


+ £30.00 Gift Aid

Well done Bears and Good Luck!

Donation by Pamela and Colin Webb on 06/09/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck tomorrow Bears!! I wish I could be there with you. I'm sure you'll do an amazing job (you already have!).

Donation by Laura Farnsworth on 05/09/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done indeed.

Donation by Richard O'Brien on 05/09/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Bears!

Donation by Claudia Webb & Laurence Kennerley on 05/09/13


+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Good luck tomorrow

Donation by Mark and Yukari Lister on 05/09/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Hazel's parents on 05/09/13

“best of luck with the event tomorrow from all at Civitas Law”

Donation by Civitas Law on 05/09/13


Have a great day

Donation by Emelia Thorold on 05/09/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Chris Dell on 05/09/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Go Team Bears!

Donation by Abi Gillett on 05/09/13


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Lawyers with a social conscience - whatever next!

Donation by Belinda Schwehr on 05/09/13


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Tom Oliver on 05/09/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 05/09/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid all look so cute. It is worth £20 alone to see a school friend wearing bear ears. Enjoy Friday!

Donation by Carolyn on 04/09/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Alasdair Mackenzie on 04/09/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

What a brilliant idea!

Donation by Hester Thomas on 04/09/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Come on the Bears Bring back some Welsh cakes

Donation by Sam Pennington on 04/09/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£4,995.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£5.00
  • Total raised£5,000.00
  • Gift Aid£1,080.00

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