What’s the Runrig Bear Band?
The Runrig Bear Band is a project that I’ve been dreaming of for a long time, because it combines two of my passions: the love for Runrig and the making of hand-sewn teddybears. And since Runrig will end their career in 2018, the time has come to put the project into action. There will be a teddybear for each Runrig member and each one is unique and different in size, shape, coat and color. Of course, every bear has the name of his human model and gets a few of its characteristics! 😉
I will not make any money with the project, it is just very close to my heart. And because I want to combine it with a good cause, every member of the Runrig Bear Band is auctioned off. The proceeds are fully donated to a charity selected by Runrig. I take over the complete costs for material, working time and dispatch of the teddybears.
How does the auction work?
Every month, on the 15th, another bear is auctioned off. You can only bid here on the Crumblebears website. The auction will take place neither on ebay nor on Facebook, but we will share the links on Facebook and let you know when an auction will be started and ended. Each auction runs for four weeks, up to the 14th of the following month. For every bear there is a start offer and an auction limit. The first bidder at this level will be awarded the bid before the auction ends.
Who may bid?
Anyone who wishes to give a Runrig Bear Band member a new and loving home and support a good cause may bid. All you have to do is provide your name and a valid e-mail address. The bidder with the highest bid will be informed by e-mail after the auction ends. We have set up a PayPal account and prefer this payment method. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can still participate. We will then provide the bank details by e-mail for a transfer.
Where is the auction?
The links to the current auction can be found here or on the Crumblebears Facebook page. Also all finished auctions can be viewed further, as we want to publish the journey of the Runrig Bear Band members.
July 15th: “Cheeky Rigger” Bruce (finished)
June 15th: “Groovy Rigger” Rory (finished)
May 15th: “Jolly Rigger” Iain (finished)
April 15th: “Ingenious Rigger” Malcolm (finished)
March 15th: “Lyrical Rigger” Calum (finished)
February 15th: “Funky Rigger” Brian (finished)
Which organization gets the proceeds?
Runrig has decided that all proceeds from the auctions will be donated to Glasgow the Caring City. The relief organization was founded in 1999 to help children in need both in Scotland and all around the world. Health, education and security are the central support elements. More information and donation possibilities offside the Runrig Bear Band project can be found here: