What's it all about?

Teddy Bears / Ursinhos Fofinhos have unique qualities in providing therapeutic benefits to children and adults alike.

Here at Rotary Club Estoi Palace we have skilled members who make our Happy Bears which we then donate to the following Algarve charities:

Refugio Aboim Ascensão, a private internationally recognized organization working to better the lives of abused, abandoned and neglected children under the age of 6.

Since 1985, Refugio's specialized model of care ‘Emergencia Infantil’ dedicated to infants and young children at risk has earned numerous national and international awards including the prestigious Diana Princess of Wales Award in 1998. It is also an honorary member of the council of the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children), in 1992 and remains a role model for infant care around the globe.

APEXA - Associação de Apoio à Pessoa Excepcional do Algarve is based in Albufeira. Since being founded 18 years ago the Association has grown to make inclusion of all those suffering from a disability a top priority.   Currently they support families with children who need physical and educational therapies for their disabilities and are also teaching parents how to cope with the responsibilities these measures bring.

How you can help...Sponsor a Happy Bear

We are asking you to help us to help these associations by sponsoring a Happy Bear. Select one of the bears below and sponsor it by donating as much as you can.

All our Happy Bears are handmade by some of our talented team and for every Happy Bear you sponsor we will send the one you choose to one of associations. When you donate you may choose which association you would like to support.

Cute Bear

I'm super cute. Help me find a new home.

Cuddly Dudley

Give me a cuddle and find me a home.

Stripey Bear

Give me a cuddle and find me a home.

Pretty Peluche

Give me a cuddle and find me a home.


I'm hoping you can find me a home.


Help me find me a new home.

Learn to make Happy Bears yourself

If you would like to learn how to make Happy Bears why not join our online classes led by one of our expert bear makers?

Just fill in the enquiry form and we will send you more details.

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