A Bear Affair

We are thrilled to announce that together we raised over $700,000 for Bear Cottage.
Stay tuned for more information on the 2024 event!

For sponsorship enquiries, please contact events@schf.org.au

A Bear Affair 2023

About A Bear Affair

A Bear Affair is an annual gala dinner proud to raise critical funds in support of the paediatric palliative care programs at Bear Cottage – the only children’s hospice in NSW. 

Held annually at an iconic Sydney venue, A Bear Affair hosts guests for a sit down, catered event with funds raised through a variety of activities such as live and silent auctions, pledging, donations, raffle draws and sponsorship opportunities.   

Join us for this highly anticipated Gala to help make a difference in the lives of kids with life-limiting conditions. 

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)
Jean Hay AM
Amy Firth
Jane Lavis
Christopher Humphries

Sonja Mole
Bronwen Simmons
Adam Macdessi
Kira Comino

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 Patron

Tony McCullough Foundation

Gold Patron

Silver Patron

Bronze Patron

Major Prize Donors

Beverage Sponsors

Many Spirits Co.
Calabria Family Wines
Mountain Culture Beer Co.

Generous Supporters