Bear Ride 2016
It’s on again in 2016.
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead thanks the riders who raised just over $15,000 and provided 16 “adventure” Bears (and their stories) to the hospital and individual kids in 2015.
This year the formula will be the same. Teams of riders will be asked to “purchase” a special Bandaged Bear during July and August. Actually, they will only be Bear sitting. All the Bears will become prizes for the kids in hospital. Teams will have until the end of September to take their Bear to various locations around Australia and photograph it enjoying an adventure.
The best photos will be chosen by the kids in The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, not some photo guru or journalist.
Each registered team will need to raise a minimum of $50 to receive their Bandaged Bear. To be entered into the “best photo” category, each team will have to raise a minimum of $500.
Teams can be formed by any means. Eg, groups of friends, riding clubs or motorcycle dealers.
In 2015, the winners of the photo competition were announced at Breakfast Torque in October. This year we are extending the timeframe into 2017 so riders and teams can enjoin more adventures over the warmer riding months.
The Everyday Hero website worked well for managing the money last year so we are arranging that again for 2016. The link for donations is Everyday Hero Bear Ride 2016
Stay in touch with the progress of riders, teams and Bears on our Facebook page.
For more information contact
David Tynan, Secretary – STRA NSW
0473 934 196
A Huge Success in 2015
Thanks to all the riders and sponsors of the first Bear Ride. Together we raised just over $15,000 for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
This is the best ever result in 11 years of our annual funding raising rides.
The winning photos chosen by the Hospital went to the Briggsey Bear team and Felix The Foster Bear Team.
The most funds raised by a single team was just over $4,100 by the Hairold team. Excellent work.
Last Friday we handed the Bears to the Wards and a few kids in the hospital. It was a lot of fun and somewhat emotional.
Jacqui said farewell to Sprocket as Abby promised to take him on more adventures.
WOT Bear was adopted by Storm – a great name for a little boy.
Taylor Bear went to Hunter Ballie Ward
Mack went to Wade Ward
Lucky went to Daisy Ward
Hairold went to Hall Ward
Felix was adopted by young Rickson
Drop Bear was adopted by Chloe
Crash Ted (CT) was adopted by CT Ward (who else?)
Colin was adopted by the Grace Centre for Newborns.
Briggsey was adopted by Variety Ward
Bossy eventually went to Clancy Ward
Auggi was adopted by Ashlee
Buddy went to Turner Ward
And Jessie Jade went to Clubbe Ward