992 bears sponsored to 656 primary schools by 550 sponsors... Thank You Tim, Ben and Melissa Holman (Past Students) For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Mullum Primary School - RINGWOOD Burringbar RSL Sub Branch - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You Katherine Butterworth For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to St Joseph's School - MURWILLUMBAH SOUTH Thank You Bryan P Chapman For Donating Earnest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Mosman Church of England Preparatory School - SPIT JUNCTION Thank You Borkowski For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to John Purchase Public School - CHERRYBROOK Thank You Miss Nelligan, Room 11D Lake Gwelup Primary School For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Lake Gwelup Primary School - GWELUP Thank You Woods Family For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School - AMAROO Thank You Vekar family. For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School - AMAROO Thank You In Memory of Jim Mason VP Bridges Coulter families For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Mornington Park Primary School - MORNINGTON Thank You Room 3 - Harvey, Lanzon, Perry, Tee and Bullock For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Lake Gwelup Primary School - GWELUP Thank You MOUNT BARKER RSL For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Mount Barker Primary School - MOUNT BARKER

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