In 1993 Perth grandmother Mary Hutton saw a television program that would change her life. The segment contained horrifying footage of moon bears (Asiatic Black bears).

Mary learned that thousands of bears were being held in horrifying conditions throughout Asia, regularly milked for their bile to be used in traditional medicines. 

In 2003 she opened of the Bear Rescue Centre in Luang Prabang, Laos followed by Cat Tien, Vietnam in 2008. Construction of additional Rescue Centres in both locations is currently in progress. Free the Bears Fund provides lifelong care to over 220 rescued bears across 5 sanctuaries, and also supports over 300 rescued bears in India.

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The Brain Charity offers emotional support, practical help, and social activities to anyone with a neurological condition and to their family, friends and carers.

There are hundreds of different neurological conditions

The Brain Charity is based in Liverpool, in the UK. It impacts the emotional well-being of every single member of the family network. 

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Greenpeace is a non-violent creative action to pave the way towards a greener, more peaceful world, and to confront the systems that threaten our environment.

In 1971, the founders set sail to an island in the Arctic. Their mission? To stop a nuclear bomb. It was a journey that would spark a movement and make history.

Greenpeace are independent, they do not accept funding from corporations or governments. They connect communities and stay accountable to the people they serve.

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The Fairtrade Foundation focuses on better prices and decent working conditions for employees, sustainable working conditions for employees.


The Fairtrade Foundation has the power to change working conditions worldwide with simple shopping choices allowing farmers and farm-workers to get a better deal.


If a product is carrying the Fairtrade logo rest assured the company selling the product has been certified by Fairtrade.


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