1005 bears sponsored to 663 primary schools by 555 sponsors... Thank You The Brown family For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Kingswood Public School - KINGSWOOD Alana Cronan - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You Three Springs-Arrino Sub branch RSLWA For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Three Springs Primary School - THREE SPRINGS Thank You Rosary School For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Rosary School - PROSPECT Thank You John Essex-Clark DSM For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Woongarra State School - BUNDABERG Thank You Jessep For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Ryde Public School - RYDE Thank You Michael Boyd For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to St Philip's Christian College - NULKABA Thank You Cook Family For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Marshall Road State School - HOLLAND PARK WEST Thank You Bethmay Watson-O'Loughlin (Past Pupil 1962-65) For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School - CORINDA Thank You Alex Nikelovski For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Footscray West Primary School - WEST FOOTSCRAY Thank You Medibank For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Giant Steps Tasmania - Deloraine

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