A Bear Affair 2018 - It's a WrapDr Michael Stevens and his wife Margaret receiving a standing ovation

A Bear Affair 2018 - It's a Wrap

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to our guests who supported A Bear Affair Gala Ball 2018.

Bear Cottage was made possible thanks to the support of community groups and corporate organisations and The A Bear Gala Ball is a wonderful reflection of the continuation of such a strong tradition.

We were delighted to welcome Dr Michael Stevens and his Margaret to A Bear Affair and to acknowledge their vision that patients and families could avail themselves of specialist paediatric palliative care, in a home like environment.

We are grateful to our A Bear Affair volunteer committee who work tirelessly for twelve months to source prizes and plan this event which is central to us achieving our annual operating costs of $4 million. This evening is a testament to your commitment to our Bear Cottage families.

Heartfelt thanks to our wonderful donors and sponsors who responded to our requests for donation of auction prizes and in kind support. Every prize has been generously donated meaning all proceeds from tonight’s event will go directly to funding our Bear Cottage families.

And to our Bear Cottage families, thank you for inspiring us.

We hope you will join us for A Bear Affair 2019 on Saturday 24 August 2019 at the Hyatt Regency, 161 Sussex Street. For detail regarding A Bear Affair 2019 please contact

Thursday, 27 September 2018