931 bears sponsored to 617 primary schools by 519 sponsors... Thank You Donated by Hatton Family 2018 For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Warwick East State School - WARWICK Winchelsea RSL - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You attention - Mrs Ali Smith - Aldinga Beach Primary For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Aldinga Beach B-7 School - ALDINGA BEACH Thank You Mascot RSL SUB BRANCH For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to St Therese Primary School - MASCOT Thank You Danielle Green MP For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Whittlesea Primary School - WHITTLESEA Thank You Alana & Liam Green For Donating John Murray - Wounded Bear to Marshall Road State School - HOLLAND PARK WEST Thank You Oxley Residents Association For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Milawa Primary School - MILAWA Thank You Holsworthy Family Group For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to Wattle Grove Public School - WATTLE GROVE Thank You The Pearce Family For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Gladstone West State School - GLADSTONE Thank You Angus & Aiden Davie For Donating Grey Wilson - Greatcoat Bear to Canberra Grammar Junior School - RED HILL Thank You Wayne Hopkins - Invictus Games Team Member 2018 For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Kurri Kurri Public School - KURRI KURRI

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.