NOAH'S FIRST BIRTHDAY

By Jessica Bentley

Help me celebrate my birthday with a gift to Bear Cottage.

Noah is celebrating his 1st birthday and instead of gifts this year I'm asking for donations to Bear Cottage

Bear Cottage is the only children’s hospice in NSW, one of only three in Australia, and the only one in the world affiliated with a children’s hospital. Bear Cottage provides support, respite and end of life care for children with life limiting conditions and their families. Located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, in Manly, our vision is to be as far removed from a hospital environment as possible.

Staff don’t wear uniforms and children’s rooms are designed to like a normal bedroom. This ‘home away from home’ is complete with a pet dog, Beau, who is always around to provide some extra comfort. That said, Bear Cottage is set up to provide excellence in paediatric medical care 24-hours a day, and our affiliation to Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network means we have access to some of the best medical resources in the world.

There is no charge to families for their stay at Bear Cottage and we rely heavily on the community for donations. For more information, please visit our website at www.bearcottage.org.au  Noah would love your help to support them. Thank you!