It is estimated that less than ten per cent of all sexual assaults on children are reported to the authorities. The number of reported cases of child sex abuse has increased by 400% over the past 8 – 9 years. There is a severe shortage of support and care facilities in South Africa to cope with this epidemic. Operation BobbiBear was founded in 1992 by Jackie Bramfield to support, rescue and protect children from rape and sexual abuse.

This website was a gift to “Friends of Booby Bear” (sadly now closed 2008 – 2014) – an affiliation of supporters in Australia for

A bear is sold and then given to each victim of child abuse as a part of healing and recovering process.