WHO IS BEAR COTTAGE?
Established in May 2001 as an initiative of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Bear Cottage is the NSW children’s hospice dedicated to supporting children with life-limiting conditions. Being the only children’s hospice in NSW, Bear Cottage not only provide excellent care to the child, but allow families to be together without the worry of everyday life during this difficult time. They aim to be as far removed from a hospital environment as possible, whilst providing some of the best medical resources in the world. Bear Cottage provide excellent paediatric palliative care 24 hours a day and allows families to thoroughly enjoy their stay.
WHAT IS SUPERHERO MONTH?
Superhero month is a great fundraiser for Bear Cottage. Every day at Bear Cottage, Superheros are present- whether it is the nurses and volunteers who provide outstanding care and great comfort, the families who stand tall against adversity, or the brave patients which face the life-limiting illnesses with a smile. In honour of these heroes Bear Cottage now participate in Superhero month.
Help lighten the load for our incredible patients and their families by becoming a superhero too. Your support will ensure that Bear Cottage is always there for families when they need them most. It costs over $3 million to keep Bear Cottage’s doors open each year. Your support will ensure Bear Cottage is able to help to continue to provide support, respite and end-of-life care for our little superheroes.
HOW DOES MCGRATH VOLKSWAGEN HELP ?
McGrath Volkswagen is a part of AHG who is an ongoing sponsor of Bear Cottage. We will be running a 3 day Donation Drive throughout our Biggest Ever Sale, as well as asking staff to show their support by making a donation between 20th July and 20th August.
If you can't make it to our Dealership in Liverpool follow this link to the Bear Cottage fundraising page!
HOW YOUR SUPPORT CAN HELP?
It doesn’t take much, but your support makes the biggest difference to so many families and for this we cannot thank you enough. Here are a few areas your fundraising dollars could go towards.
$50 Can fund a one hour hydrotherapy session in our spa.
$100 Can keep the ice cream freezer stocked for a month OR buy resource books for the parent library.
$150 Can send a family to the zoo for the day.
$200 Can enable a parent to have fingerprints/footprints or a painting that their child has done made into a piece of jewellery or framed artwork to keep forever.
$500 For a sling that enables children to be lifted out of bed with ease to take part in activities.