1017 bears sponsored to 671 primary schools by 565 sponsors... Thank You Murwillumbah Services Memorial Club For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Dungay Public School - MURWILLUMBAH Suzanah Kirby - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You Jamie Tanner - Invictus Team Member For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to Tweed Valley Adventist College - MURWILLUMBAH Thank You Jenny Binns For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Illaroo Road Public School - NORTH NOWRA Thank You Margaret River Independent School: For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Margaret River Independent School - FOREST GROVE Thank You Rosary School For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Rosary School - PROSPECT Thank You Bryan and Susan Sallans For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Wollongong West Public School - WEST WOLLONGONG Thank You Donated by the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Mount Claremont Primary School - MOUNT CLAREMONT Thank You Carney family For Donating Earnest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School - BOWRAL Thank You Commander Natasha Burney For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Campbell Primary School - CAMPBELL Thank You Deb Whitecross For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Lavers Hill College - LAVERS HILL

Grey Wilson – Greatcoat Bear


Sergeant Wilson wears one of the most iconic and versatile uniform items of the Great War – the A.I.F. Greatcoat. Before service abroad most Australian troops had never seen snow or ground ice, and the chilly winters added to the hardships men faced at Gallipoli, in the deserts and on the Western Front. The Greatcoat was essential protection. The heavy woollen khaki coat weighed about 6.5 pounds (3kgs) and served as an outer jacket, additional blanket and often as a shelter. Grey also has his Brodie helmet and anti-gas mask carry bag at the ready. Limited to just 5,000 bears for worldwide collectors, Grey comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.