964 bears sponsored to 640 primary schools by 537 sponsors... Thank You Frazer and Simara O’Neill, students For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to Yandina State School - YANDINA Tweed Valley-Murwillumbah Sub Branch NSAA NSW - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You Luke Fairbrother For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Walters Road Public School - BLACKTOWN Thank You Angelina, Elizabeth and Catherine Heath For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Kingsway Christian College - DARCH Thank You Medibank For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to O'Connor Education Support Centre - KALGOORLIE Thank You Harrison Family For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to St Joseph's Primary School - QUARRY HILL Thank You The Watson Family For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception - SUNSHINE Thank You Craig Edwards For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Crystal Creek Public School - CRYSTAL CREEK Thank You Melinda Johnson/Taylor King For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Tyabb Railway Station Primary School - TYABB Thank You Brock Family For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Ferny Grove State School - FERNY GROVE Thank You Hewitt Family For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Marshall Road State School - HOLLAND PARK WEST

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