The Giving Bear sculpture lights up London’s West End

New West End Company, together with Veolia, the UK’s leading resource management company and Westminster City Council have brought back The Giving Bear – the environmentally friendly life-size light sculpture of a polar bear to London’s West End in time for Christmas.

The light installation will be on display in Berkeley Square Gardens, Mayfair, from 4 – 30 December 2020. Made from over 3,000 reused plastic milk bottles and upcycled wood, The Giving Bear was created at the end of 2019 as a symbol of climate change awareness and charitable giving
over the festive season.

This year, The Giving Bear is also serving as a reminder that it is more important than ever to be kind and thoughtful to others. The Giving Bear encourages small acts of kindness through a fixed £3 charity tap donation
point. Money raised will go to Our Frontline, a partnership between Shout, Mind, Samaritans and Hospice UK, that provides round the clock, one to one mental health support and other wellbeing resources for key workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We encourage Londoners who can safely do so, to visit The Giving Bear, take a selfie and share it on social media using the hashtag #TheGivingBear.

Discover more about The Giving Bear here.

Mon 7 December 2020