1018 bears sponsored to 672 primary schools by 566 sponsors... Thank You Epping RSL sub-Branch For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Karonga Special School - Epping Suzanah Kirby - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You Ian Tomlinson - 1980 School Captain For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Allora P-10 State School - ALLORA Thank You On behalf of Laura Fox, former student For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to Montmorency South Primary School - MONTMORENCY Thank You Melissa Hill, School Business Manager For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to East Tamar Primary School - MOWBRAY Thank You St Patrick's Catholic Primary School For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to St Patrick's Catholic Primary School Bundaberg Thank You Stephen Davie For Donating John Murray - Wounded Bear to St Joseph's Catholic Primary School - Riverwood - RIVERWOOD Thank You West Family For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to The Essington School Darwin - CASUARINA Thank You CAE For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Malvern Springs Primary School - ELLENBROOK Thank You Powell. District farming family from 1911 - 1960 For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Bruce Rock District High School - BRUCE ROCK Thank You Jenny Williams For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Deebing Heights State School - DEEBING HEIGHTS

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