927 bears sponsored to 614 primary schools by 516 sponsors... Thank You Alkira Secondary College For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Clyde Primary School - CLYDE Mr and Mrs Graham Kemp - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You Luke Collins For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to York District High School - YORK Thank You Rosary School For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Rosary School - PROSPECT Thank You Dianne Porter For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Warrnambool East Primary School - WARRNAMBOOL Thank You Brock Family For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Ferny Grove State School - FERNY GROVE Thank You Bajool State School For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Bajool State School - BAJOOL Thank You Yeoward For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Our Lady Queen of Peace School - ALBERT PARK Thank You McConachy For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to St Joseph's Catholic School - MOUNT ISA Thank You We will remember them - lest we forget For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Whitsunday Anglican School - NORTH MACKAY Thank You Cubic Defence Australia Pty. Ltd. For Donating Grey Wilson - Greatcoat Bear to St Joseph's Catholic School - Mundingburra

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