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Zaha Hadid Foundation supports Operation Bobbi Bear

The Zaha Hadid Foundation designed and donated “Fearless Bear” in support of Operation Bobbi Bear, a South African non-profit that helps sexually abused children. It’s founder, Jackie Branfield, devised Bobbi Bear to help children communicate their ordeal.

Zaha Hadid clothed the bear in blue satin, giving Fearless Bear a protective shield and a fearless appearance.

Fearless Bear and 41 other bears by designers including Elton John, Karl Lagerfeld, Vivienne Westwood, Nicole Kidman, Sharon Stone and Bill Clinton, raised over $100,000 at a charity auction held at Sotheby’s New York.  The event was supported by Life Ball, Europe’s largest event raising funding and awareness of HIV or AIDS, in partnership with ‘Arms Around A Child’ who support children living in adversity around the world.

Operation Bobbi Bear

Life Ball

Arms Around The Child