988 bears sponsored to 654 primary schools by 549 sponsors... Thank You Thank you Christine Quinn Principal 1995 -2018 For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Greenbank State School - GREENBANK Gay Lavery - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You Alkira Secondary College For Donating John Murray - Wounded Bear to Alkira Secondary College - Cranbourne North Thank You Goulburn Soldiers Club For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Goulburn South Public School - GOULBURN Thank You Craig McNally, Ramsay Health Care For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to Parkside Primary School - PARKSIDE Thank You ASC Pty Ltd For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Le Fevre Peninsula Primary School - BIRKENHEAD Thank You Jason & Rebecca Floyd For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to Murwillumbah East Primary School - MURWILLUMBAH Thank You Goulburn Soldiers Club For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to Goulburn East Public School - GOULBURN Thank You The Brennan family For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School - TORQUAY Thank You Goulburn Soldiers Club For Donating Albert Murray - Western Front Bear to Ss Peter and Paul's Primary School - GOULBURN Thank You Caloundra RSL Sub Branch & Caloundra Women's Auxiliary For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Currimundi State School - CALOUNDRA

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