A Bear Affair

Saturday 26th March 2022 at 6:00pm
Hyatt Regency Sydney

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.

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.

Ways that you can support

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

For ticketing enquiries, please contact Nicole.Ilacqua@schf.org.au

Buy a raffle ticket for your chance to win a Hyundai Venue 1.6 Petrol Auto in White. Winner will be drawn on the night of the event.

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.

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.

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


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

Our Patrons

The success of A Bear Affair is due to the generosity of our patrons and supporters. We are indebted to the remarkable kindness of the following organisations:

Platinum Patrons

Tony McCullough Foundation Wordmark

Silver Patron

Generous Supporters