This year we’ve gone virtual.

While the much loved A Bear Affair Gala isn’t taking place as originally planned for 2020, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation is marking the occasion by taking the event virtual!

To help support Bear Cottage through these critical times, we’re inviting you to come together as a community to make a difference to the lives of kids with life-limiting conditions.

Please consider a 100% tax deductible donation to Bear Cottage - even if just the cost of your annual ticket or table. Bear Cottage needs you now more than ever, and with your generous support these children will continue to receive the best paediatric palliative care possible.

We will still have a wonderful Silent Auction and our much loved Bear Cottage WISHES available to purchase online at These items will be available to bid on and buy until 9am on Monday 31 August 2020.

A big thank you to our Supporters

The real heroes who are kindly helping us achieve our goal


Peter Dickinson

A little to help with the great work you do


David And Gillian Gale

Archie and the Gale Family would like to say thank you to Bear Cottage Management and Staff. We thank the nurses and vollies for giving Arch his dignity. We are going to miss our annual getting dressed up in our finery and taking to the dance floor with all of you at the Bear Affair 2020 10 years on and it still feels like our journey together happened yesterday. Thank you for supporting and showing our family how to make amazing memories. It is an honour to be party of the Bear Cottage Clan💋❤️🌈🐞




Joshua Thomson


Leanne Stephens


Lara Ryan


Juliet George


Vanessa Tucker


Tarnee Zarzeczny


Mary Weir


A & P Petersen

For Charlie


Ananda Waters


Gina Stanborough


Mizuka Parkar


Jenny Reidy

Your strength, your vunerabiliy and your care are an example to us all


Marco Fontana

Best of luck on this difficult times


Tony Mccullough Foundation Trust

We will miss seeing our Bear Cottage friends at ABA this year. As event sponsor for over a decade we would like to donate the cost of our table and look forward to pledging further support at a virtual event in August.


Pallet Logistics

The staff and volunteers of Bear Cottage are all amazing with the care and support they show the families in need. Thank you.