Ramsay Health Care sends Bears to School

Sep 18, 2018

Australia’s oldest living recipient of the Victoria Cross, Keith Payne, is on a mission to educate school children about their nation’s proud Anzac heritage.

Through the Bears to School program, Mr Payne and his team aim to place a Great War uniformed teddy bear in every classroom in Australia by encouraging communities and businesses to donate a bear to their local school. Each bear is accompanied by a story card and specially developed learning resources and activities to be used in class or at home.

Ramsay Health Care has joined this special initiative as a corporate supporter of Bears to School by donating five bears – one to a school in each state where Ramsay operates facilities. It was the biggest single donation the campaign had received from a corporate supporter.

Craig McNally, CEO of Ramsay Health Care, explained that supporting Bears to School was another example of Ramsay’s strong commitment to Australian veterans and their families.

“As we commemorate the final year of the centenary of WWI, it is more important than ever to educate the next generation about our past to ensure the magnitude of those sacrifices is never forgotten. We hope our support of the Bears to School initiative helps to preserve the legacy of our military history.”

Ramsay Health Care has donated bears to:

  • Hollywood Primary School, Nedlands, WA
  • Parkside Primary School, Parkside, SA
  • Glenferrie Primary School, Hawthorn, VIC
  • Westmead Public School, Westmead, NSW
  • Holland Park State School, Holland Park, QLD

To see how Bears to School is educating a new generation about Australia’s proud history of service, visit AnzacBears.com.au.