A Bear Affair 2019Dr Michael Stevens and his wife Margaret receiving a standing ovation

A Bear Affair 2019

A Bear Affair is our annual Gala Ball to raise critical funds to support paediatric palliative care programs at Bear Cottage.

Since the inaugural event in 2002, when volunteers and staff donated $25,000, the annual gala ball has raised over $5 million to support patients and families in our care.

Saturday 24th August 2019
6pm to midnight

Hyatt Regency Sydney - 161 Sussex Street, Sydney

Dress: Black Tie
Ticket price: $250

We hope you will join us for this special night. For more information about ticket sales or how to support Bear Cottage through the donation of prizes, please contact Des Poeling-Oer at or visit

Highlights from A Bear Affair 2018

Tuesday, 9 April 2019