1011 bears sponsored to 666 primary schools by 560 sponsors... Thank You Christison family for Parker Farnham For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Carnaby Rise Primary School - LANDSDALE CAE - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You CORBOY FAMILY - FEED RITE PTY LTD WANGARATTA For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Milawa Primary School - MILAWA Thank You Trevena Family For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to Lake Gwelup Primary School - GWELUP Thank You Lefel For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to Biloela State School - BILOELA Thank You John, Angela, Amelie and Levi Aldridge For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to Lithgow Public School - LITHGOW Thank You Shaine Hunter Locksmiths For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to St Joseph's Catholic School - MOUNT ISA Thank You Mt Barker RSL For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Mount Barker South Primary School - MOUNT BARKER Thank You Epping RSL sub-Branch For Donating Albert Murray - Western Front Bear to Karonga Special School - Epping Thank You Matthew & Caitlin McKay and Family For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to St Mary's School - ARMIDALE Thank You Matthew Payne - Invictus Team Member For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to St Gerard Majella Primary School - CAIRNS DC

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