This March, do something amazing #forsickkids. Support the 29th annual Bandaged Bear Appeal.


In their time of need, we're here for sick kids. They rely on our doctors, nurses and researchers for help. They rely on you for hope.

The annual Bandaged Bear Appeal is our signature fundraising appeal, helping to raise vital funds for our patients.

The 2018 Appeal focuses on helping kids live their healthiest lives possible. It embodies important health advocacy objectives and encapsulates the way we work across specialist units, services and departments.

Our patient ambassador’s story is a great example of this approach to care. At age 11, Seth suffered a devastating bacterial infection which left him unable to walk, talk or eat. Seth’s recovery was achieved through close collaboration and genuine care by ten separate teams within the Hospital.

Occupational therapy cajoled his fine motor skills to return, speech therapist coaxed his mouth and throat muscles back into action, and the physiotherapy team walked alongside him as he took his first steps.

“Each time Seth reached a new goal, his team would cheer and celebrate with us. We were all in it together and I could really tell they had his best interests at heart,” his Mum, Rebecca said.


From 1 - 31 March, your support will make it possible to continue providing this kind of care to thousands of kids like Seth, every year.

There are lots of ways to be involved! Here are a few ideas:

  • Hold a fundraising event in your school, community or workplace.
  • Become a corporate partner and show your support through your workplace.
  • Sell merchandise in your school, community or workplace.
  • Purchase merchandise on Bandaged Bear Day from various train stations throughout Sydney. This year this is being held on Friday 2 March. And here’s a tip —  last year our Clip on Bears sold out by 9am, so make sure you get the early train that day!

Over the month, there will be lots of community events in support of the Appeal, including Bob ‘Tug’ Wilson’s Walk for Kids with Cancer, on the Sunday 25 March, and Race for Grace, on Wednesday 22 March.

If you can’t make it to any of our events, don't worry, you can still support the Appeal.


Help kids live their healthiest lives possible. Donate now.