Our Boy Brooklyn- Bear Cottage Fundraiser

By Amie Lichi

Why Donate to Bear Cottage?

Bear Cottage is the only children’s hospice in NSW, providing respite and end-of-life care for children with terminal illnesses and their families in a medically supported ‘home away from home’. For children in their care there is no happy ending or miracle cure. Bear Cottage gives them as much love, care, laughter, fun, and support, as they need.

We have been to Bear cottage a couple of times with Brooklyn Boy. Initially it was just to have a look at the facilities as an option for end of life care if we didnt want Brooklyn to pass at home, as no one expected brookie to live a very long life. 

Then when Brooklyn was 1 month old we wanted to leave hospital but were so daunted by everything involved in Brooklyn's care we went to Bear Cottage as a transition to home. 

Most recently we visited for respite, just before christmas. The amazing team looked after Brooklyns medical needs and we got to do all the fun stuff with him without worrying about his additional needs. 

Words cannot describe how special and meaningful Bear Cottage is to us and so many others. Prior to being in our situation and experiencing Bear Cottage myself, I wouldn't have been able to imagine a place that is filled with colour and joy while careing for very sick and disabled children. The staff and volunteers blow my mind. The team is made up of people who spend their days nursing the bedridden teenager. They help families make memories with their dying child/brother/sister/grandbaby. They sing songs and make craft with kids so sick they cannot wake up. They are qualified and competent to care for the most complex and heartbreaking medical conditions. 

Bear Cottage blesses so many families and are such an amazing cause, Id love if you supported me in fundraising for their SuperHero week!

Thank you to my Supporters

$120

Cash Donated

$104

Laura And Pete Simpson

What a wonderful place. We love you Brooklyn Boy and your amazing parents xxx

$104

Marcia Richards

$104

Cheryl & John Nicholas

Sending you lots of love from all of us...Cheryl John & Kirsty x x x

$104

Jan And David Chapple

We are really happy to join you in supporting such an outstanding organisation.

$104

Kerry And Stephen Brissenden

Brilliant Amie! Xx

$104

Jake, Hayley And Darcy Ellis

❤️❤️❤️

$104

Brendon And Liz Arthur

$104

Chris And Melissa Schipp

Such a special place and important cause. So much love for you guys.

$104

Claire Clipsham

With all our love. Xx

$104

Anonymous

Good job Aim! They look so good!

$52

Jennifer And Phil Carey

You are both fantastic parents

$52

Lauren & Pete Davis

A Super Cause & a Super Amazing Family xx

$52

Julie Alder

You are an absolutely amazing Mum to Brooklyn.

$52

Sharon Allen

$52

Peta Lord

Such a special place - happy to donate to such a worthy cause

$52

Suzie & Phill Vitiello

We love you guys so much! Xo

$52

Clare And Derek Powell

Amazing! So happy to support (even in a small way).

$52

Rhonda Smith

Only too happy to sponsor special little boy

$52

Jaimie And Steve

We love you Lichi’s and we love Bear Cottage for all of their amazing work!

$52

Judy Brookes

love my brooklyn xxxx

$52

Julia Harrison

What an amazing place and I'm sure incredible people. Thankful for the work they do and for the way they've supported you and other friends of ours.

$52

Emily K-j

What a great cause! X

$52

Eli, Will And Sam Lindeback

Happy Birthday Brooklyn. We love you and your parents dearly.

$52

Scotty, Belle & Nate

$52

Emily Austin

Amazing place, amazing cause and amazing pins. For all the superhero’s big and small. E

$50

Narelle Yallop

$50

Mitchell, Kathryn And Joshua Peacock

We love you Brookie

$50

Anonymous

Much love Lichi's! McCarthy fam xxx

$50

Travis Frenay

This place sounds just amazing and you 3 are incredible. I hope to see you guys soon. Sending love from Moss Vale

$31.20

Chantel Fletcher

We can’t give too much right now, but we want to give a little something to support a place that supported you guys and Brooklyn. You guys are absolutely incredible... I have always thought so, but since having a baby of our own, I understand the love you have for a little beautiful person, and the struggle of looking after them... and I can only understand such a tiny tiny amount of how difficult I must have been/ is for you and Brian. I admire you both so much and have so much love for you all!

$26

Courtney Bresolin

$26

Diane Heffernan

$26

Erin Fullerton

Lots of love from our superhero family to yours 💜

$26

Annette Anderson

Bear Cottage sounds like a wonderful place, lots of love to all 💕

$26

Nicole Bambury

Sending lots of love to you and your fam little man! Such a beautiful place, and beautiful cause.

$26

Melissa Kautoga

I wish I could give more but I know every bit counts! I pray in the future more places like this will open to support even more beautiful families just like yours.

$26

Nicole Greentree

$25

Almira Russell

We love you Lichis! xx The Russells

$20.80

The Hodsdon Family

$20.80

Kate Hunter

$20.80

Cockrem Family

😘😘😘

$20.80

Amie Lichi

$15

Sean Balhatchet