1014 bears sponsored to 668 primary schools by 563 sponsors... Thank You Mr Gary McGlone & Mrs Mary McGlone For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Heatley State Primary School - AITKENVALE daryl Smith - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You In loving memory of our Poppy, Albert Parker. For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Mackay North State School - NORTH MACKAY Thank You Hon Liza Harvey MLA, Member for Scarborough For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Lake Gwelup Primary School - GWELUP Thank You Commander, Royal Australian Navy For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Bungaree Primary School - BUNGAREE Thank You Downer Defence Services For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Charles Conder Primary School - CONDER Thank You Bagdad Primary School For Donating Earnest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Bagdad Primary School - BAGDAD Thank You Luke Collins For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to York District High School - YORK Thank You Kalamunda RSL Sub Branch President & Members For Donating Earnest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Walliston Primary School - WALLISTON Thank You WO1 Lawrence Wallace & Mrs Tracey Wallace For Donating Earnest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Bray Park State School - LAWNTON Thank You 2more Bears for Mirani, sincerely swissJoe For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to Mirani State School - MIRANI
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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