931 bears sponsored to 617 primary schools by 519 sponsors... Thank You Military Shop Canberra For Donating Grey Wilson - Greatcoat Bear to Canberra Grammar School - RED HILL Russell - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You The Blake Family For Donating John Murray - Wounded Bear to Garran Primary School - GARRAN Thank You The Coleman family For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Bunbury Primary School - BUNBURY Thank You Murray and Park Families For Donating John Murray - Wounded Bear to Elderslie Public School - ELDERSLIE Thank You Christison family for Parker Farnham For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Carnaby Rise Primary School - LANDSDALE Thank You Casey Building Group For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Canungra State School - CANUNGRA Thank You Grantham State School For Donating John Murray - Wounded Bear to Grantham State School - GRANTHAM Thank You From Principal Brett Costin and Victory College For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Two Mile State School - GYMPIE Thank You Club Rivers (Riverwood Legion & Community Club) For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to Narwee Public School - NARWEE Thank You Major Andrew Lam (St Marys 1986-89) For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to St Mary's Primary School - MORUYA

A Message of Support from Bill Shorten, MP

One hundred years ago, more than sixty thousand of our fellow Australians lost their lives in the First World War.

Hundreds of thousands more came home wounded, with missing limbs or ruined lungs, or bearing the invisible scars of trauma.

No country town was untouched by tragedy, no suburban street spared from loss.

And – as a nation – we promised never to forget those who lost their lives in Australia’s name.

A hundred years later, I’m proud to support the Bears to School program which will help educate a new generation of young Australians about the bravery and sacrifice of the Anzacs.

And I encourage you to give generously to this initiative, to donate a bear to your local school and help fulfil Australia’s oldest promise: that at the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.


Lest We Forget.

BILL SHORTEN MP
LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION