A Bear Affair

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney, this year’s planned A Bear Affair Gala has been moved to Saturday 26 March 2022. We look forward to sharing this special evening with you all to raise vital funds in support of the paediatric palliative care programs at Bear Cottage – the only children’s hospice in NSW.

Sat 26th Mar 2022
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Hyatt Regency
$300 - $3,000

About A Bear Affair

March marks a very special time in our calendar, where we celebrate Bear Cottage’s birthday. In 2022 we will be commemorating the 21st birthday of Bear cottage and look forward to celebrating this milestone at our much loved A Bear Affair.   

Since its inception, A Bear Affair has raised over $5.5 million to support patients and families that rely on Bear Cottage for respite and end-of-life care.

Bear Cottage is the only children’s hospice in NSW – a very special place that is dedicated to caring for children with life-limiting conditions. Bear Cottage has access to some of the best medical resources in the world, but relies on community support to continue providing the best paediatric palliative care possible.


Over the past 19 years, A Bear Affair has raised over $5.5 million to support paediatric and palliative care programs at Bear Cottage.

How you can help

There are several ways those attending, and those who are unable to attend, can support the efforts of A Bear Affair 2022.

Live Auction: The auctioneer will accept your live bids on a number of priceless experiences on the night. Details to be revealed closer to the event.

Live Pledges: Help support Bear Cottage with your cash pledges conducted on the night. If you are unable to attend but wish to make a pledge that will be announced on the night, please contact us.

Donate: If you can’t attend the event or would prefer to give your support privately, you can donate now or at any time leading up to the event.

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A Bear Affair Committee 2021

  • Lesley Montgomery (Chair)
  • Jean Hay AM
  • Amy Firth
  • Georgina Parry-Okeden
  • Christopher Humphries
  • Jane Lavis
  • Sonja Mole
  • Narelle Martin OAM
  • Bronwen Simmons
  • Rachel Simpson


Nicole Ilacqua

Campaign Lead

Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation

Email: Nicole.Ilacqua@schf.org.au