This Christmas we are filled with joy to partner with an incredible local initiative, Bear Cottage. 

Located in Manly on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Bear Cottage is a warm and home-like environment
providing respite, support and end-of-life care for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.
Bear Cottage is the only children’s hospice in NSW, one of only three in Australia.


As a community we hope to shed a little love and light to those doing it tough this Christmas. We will be taking donations of any amount to put towards vouchers for the families affected by life-threatening illness. 


To join us in giving back this Christmas you are welcome to donate at our front desk with cash or card. Once you have donated you will get to write your name on a special little decoration to place on our Bear Cottage Christmas pine in the studio. We can’t wait to see these beautiful pines filled with love.


At Bear Cottage, life-limiting illness is an everyday reality. Bear Cottage is dedicated to providing families with a place where they can spend quality time with their child and help create life-long memories, while providing support to families through difficult times.As a medical facility, Bear Cottage is set up to provideexcellent paediatric palliative care 24 hours a day,with access to some of the best medical resources in the world. Experienced nurses and doctors are available around the clock to provide care to the children and offer support and guidance to their
families. As a respite facility, Bear Cottage is a home away from home. Staff and volunteers are on hand to take
care of the cooking and cleaning, allowing families to forget about the stresses of everyday life. As part of
the holistic care provided to children at Bear Cottage, child life, music, art therapists and volunteers work
with children to engage them in play, music and art.

As always, thank you for your support.