Bear Cottage is the only children’s hospice in NSW and one of only three in Australia. They provide support, respite and end-of-life care for children with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

They come across superheroes everyday – the highly skilled team and volunteers who support terminally ill children, the families that keep finding the strength to fight and care for their children, and the brave children themselves, for whom every day can be a battle.

They are the inspiration behind Superhero Week, which was developed as a fun way to raise awareness for Bear Cottage, as well as some much-needed funds. It’s on again from 28 July – 3 August 2024, and they need your help.

It currently costs more than $4 million each year to keep the doors of Bear Cottage open and they rely heavily on community donations to help achieve this.

The Bear Cottage team are now asking you to become a superhero for a day, a week or even a year! By supporting Superhero Week and raising funds for Bear Cottage, you will be enabling them to continue providing support, respite and end-of-life care.

Whether you’re at school, at work or home with friends and family – anyone can take part in Superhero Week. Their target is to raise over $250,000 for the very special children of Bear Cottage, so please get involved!

Youtuber (and hero) Mr Beast visited Bear Cottage last month.

Superhero Week is a great opportunity for your school to support Bear Cottage while having great fun. There are lots of ways to get involved, so you can choose whatever works best for your school, and children of all ages can participate.

How to get involved

  • Dress up and donate Ask students and staff to come to school in superhero fancy dress and make a donation to Bear Cottage. You can take this to whatever level you wish – it could be full fancy dress costumes, just a mask for the whole day or just at assembly.
  • Sponsor children to do a ‘Super Deed’ in the community Whether it is washing Dad’s car or helping Gran in the garden – it’s all about helping someone else and raising money at the same time.
  • Cake sale Have a bake-off and sell cakes at lunchtime.
  • Offer a cartoon/superhero screening An alternative activity at lunchtime for a small donation.
  • Superhero quiz Hold a quiz night for friends and family.
  • Superhero fun run Hold a fun run or walk-a-thon dressed up as your favourite Superhero and get sponsored for participation or number of laps completed.
  • Canteen fun Get your school canteen involved. Get them to make some “Bear Cottage Brownies” or some other super snack that can be sold during Superhero Week.

To find out more or donate please visit the Bear Cottage’s Superhero fundraising page.



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