A Bear Affair

A Bear Affair will next be held on Saturday 14 September 2024, 6.00pm at The Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney. To secure your attendance, purchase tickets today. For those interested in exploring sponsorship opportunities, or would like to get involved, please contact events@schf.org.au for further details.

A Bear Affair 2023

About A Bear Affair

A Bear Affair is our annual Gala Ball to raise critical funds to support paediatric palliative care programs at Bear Cottage. Bear Cottage is the only children's hospice in NSW - a very special place that's dedicated to caring for children with life-limiting conditions. ‚Äč

Since the inaugural event in 2002, A Bear Affair has supported the incredible work and services the Bear Cottage offers to children and families going through the toughest times on their lives. 

Held annually, A Bear Affair features star-studded entertainment, special guests and fundraising initiatives such as live and silent auction prizes, raffles, donations and sponsorship opportunities.

Since it's inception, A Bear Affair has raised over $6 million to support paediatric and palliative care programs at Bear Cottage


Lesley Montgomery (Chair)
Adam Macdessi
Amy Firth
Bronwen Simmons
Chris Humphries
Gillian Gale

Jane Lavis
Jean Hay AM
Kira Casey
Sharon Maroun
Sonja Mole

Our Patrons

Thanks to our generous 2024 sponsors.

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Become a Patron

If you are interested to know more about Sponsorships, or would like to donate an auction item, please fill in the form below and a friendly SCHF staff member will get in touch. Together we can achieve something special.