Online Fundraising

Fundraise for Bears Of Hope

Fundraising Incentives

We offer individual fundraising milestones to receive free Bears Of Hope T-shirts for your trek.

 

Raise $300 - Receive a free personalised Bears Of Hope T-shirt and cap

 

Raise $6000* - Receive 3x individually designed T-shirts for your trek, designed in conjunction with Bears Of Hope, with the opportunity to include corporate sponsor's logos and personalised text.

 

*The $6000 will need to be raised at least 12 weeks out from the trek and all business logo's and personalised text to be sent in by this time also.

About Bears Of Hope

Vision

To provide leading support and exceptional care for families who experience the loss of their baby.

 

Mission

B ears offered at every hospital providing vital


E arly support


A n Australia wide program which provides timely and


R elevant information to families who experience


S tillbirth, miscarriage, neonatal or infant loss


O ngoing comfort and a lifetime of support


F rom families who understand


H elping to challenge and shape beliefs surrounding loss


O utstanding care


P assionate pregnancy & infant loss support


E ducation and awareness

 

 

Values

  • Committed to achieving our vision with integrity.
  • Dedicated to and passionate about making a difference.
  • Respecting grief is personal and unique.
  • Every family has the right to be offered support without judgement.
  • Equal acceptance and acknowledgement of every loss.

 

Objectives

Bears of Hope’s mission is to provide ongoing comfort, support and counselling to parents and families who have experienced the loss of a baby during pregnancy, birth and infancy. In particular, Bears of Hope is established for the public charitable objects of:

 

(a) relieving the suffering, distress and misfortune experienced by parents and families who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, genetic interruption, multiple loss, neonatal or infant death, for example through:

(1) provision of online support groups;
(2) facilitating face to face support groups;
(3) hospital and home visits by Bears of Hope members and counselors;
(4) provision of newsletters and support material;
(5) holding community and fundraising events;
(6) phone and email support; and
(7) provision of support, including through supply of products and initiatives.

 

(b) reducing the feelings of loneliness, depression, anxiety and isolation felt by grieving parents, and their families, for example by placing them in contact with other families who have experienced similar loss;

 

(c) initiating early support for parents who have experienced a pregnancy, birth or infant loss, and their families, for example by donating a ‘Bear of Hope’ and providing support literature;

 

(d) reaching parents, and their families, who have suffered loss by forming strong relationships with delivery, maternity and early pregnancy clinics, social workers, neonatal intensive care units, general practitioners, obstetricians, IVF clinics, children’s hospitals and emergency departments and others in NSW, ACT and across Australia; and

 

(e) from time to time and on a case by case basis:

(1) making minor contributions towards research relating to grief counselling and support for those affected by the loss of a baby during pregnancy, birth and infancy; and
(2) providing incidental support to friends, colleagues and the wider community affected by the loss of a baby during pregnancy, birth and infancy.

 

However, the primary purpose remains the provision of direct relief to affected parents and families