1003 bears sponsored to 662 primary schools by 555 sponsors... Thank You In loving memory of our Great Uncle Albert who never came home. For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to St Gregory's Primary School - QUEANBEYAN John O'Brien THE CITY OF BLACKTOWN RSL SUB BRANCH - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You Alan Mitchell For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Frank Partridge VC Public School - NAMBUCCA HEADS Thank You McDonald For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Broadford Primary School - BROADFORD Thank You NELSON BAY RSL SUB-BRANCH For Donating Earnest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Soldiers Point Public School - SOLDIERS POINT Thank You Grace and Lilly Blake For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Holy Cross Primary School - WOOLOOWIN Thank You Isabel Sramek For Donating Earnest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Yungaburra State School - YUNGABURRA Thank You James Interior Care Mareeba For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Biboohra State School - MAREEBA Thank You Trudi Lines - Team Australia Invictus Games Sydney For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Gowrie Primary School - GOWRIE Thank You Board Member, Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School - ESSENDON Thank You David & Anna Beard For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Laurimar Primary School - DOREEN
invictus team with bear

The 2018 Invictus Games held in Sydney highlighted the importance of supporting our veterans and recognising the sacrifices and achievements of service men and women. Like the Invictus Games, Bears to School initiative also has a mission to raise awareness about our own nation’s heritage of service. Thus, it was a perfect match when the opportunity arose for Bears to School to partner with Team Australia.

As a result, Bears to School made sure that Team Australia enjoyed a little extra home ground support during the Games in Sydney. Each of the 72 athletes and their 44 accompanying support staff ‘adopted’ a Great War uniformed teddy bear for the Invictus Games. The bears have kept Team Australia’s athletes company as they competed in their events and travelled around the Games, and shared Australia’s unique heritage of service with fellow competitors and spectators.

View the full Team Australia Ambassadors Page here

Each member of Team Australia will donate their bear to a school close to their heart, sometime between the conclusion of the Games and the Centenary of Armistice on 11 November. The donated bears will help highlight Australia’s Great War history and the importance our service men and women – past and present.

Bears to School is proud of our Invictus athletes and their achievements, both as competitors and former service men and women.

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