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RieBear loves to help serve better food and that is why he chose to be an ambassador for BGL Rieber, who make it their job to help public sector caterers cook, transport and serve better food.

Our ‘Adopt a RieBear’ competition to win up to £500 for charity was open to all public-sector catering managers.

winner pic dawn harvey adjAnd the winner is: – Dawn Harvey, Regional Operations Director at ISS Facility Services UK, who wins £500 for her chosen charity, The Moat School, Bishop’s Avenue, Fulham Road, London.

Above: On the left, BGL Rieber Regional Sales Manager Paul Franks, Dawn Harvey and Moat School Headmistress, Clare King.
Dawn’s winning Riebear photo, was titled: Bear Necessities!

“The Moat School specialises in teaching children with SPLD and other challenges, from year 6 onwards,” said Dawn. “These children enter the school with low self-esteem and, in my experience, total school disengagement.

“Previous settings labelled them as lazy, unwilling to learn, disruptive; but in actual fact these children are bright, hungry to learn individuals who just need to be taught in a way which they understand.

“The Moat has dedicated staff who work to unlock their learning potential. The transformation is remarkable. These once disengaged individuals leave school as confident, independent young adults. A remarkable school, with amazing students and dedicated teaching staff. Each child is unique and each child is given the opportunity to achieve.”

More info on the school: 

Twitter: @TheMoatSchool

first runner up £250 Bear Grylls! adjHeadmistress, Clare King, thanking Dawn and BGL Rieber for the contribution to school funds – AND HER OWN PERSONAL RIEBEAR! – added that the cash would most likely be put towards a new minibus. The school has no sports facilities of its own and is a keen supporter of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme and all the usual sporting activities.

Acquiring a mini-bus would be “life-changing” said Clare.


Was awarded to Lisa Sharma, Catering Manager at The Martin High School, Anstey, near Leicester. Her photo was entitled: Bear Grylls!

Lisa’s chosen charity is the Honeybunnies rabbit and guinea pig rescue:

Says Lisa: “Honeybunnies is a small local rescue home run by volunteers who rely entirely on donations. The money will go such a long way to help them.”


RIEBEAR COMPETITION WINNER draft 27.03 fnl for pics-2 of 2Proving the saying, “Good food should never be slated!”

June Davies, Head of Hotel Services – West Locality, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Bangor, sent a photo: Work Bear!

She wins £50 for Awyr Las, her local NHS hospitals charity:


Gordon Fender, Catering Strategy Programme Manager, wins £50 for his photo: Santa Bear!

Gordon’s charity is Papworth Hospital. “The reason for my choice is that my father received two heart transplants at Papworth and although he’s no longer with us, it is a place which we as a family often think of and the huge effect it had on our lives.”



Jill Collinson

Wins £50 for a Huddersfield Children’s cancer charity (awaiting details) with her photo: Unbearable Wait!




Riebear and the staff at BGL Rieber say a big thank you to all those who took the time and trouble to enter the competition.

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