Sancta spreads Easter joy to Bear Cottage

Thanks to the initiative of the Sancta Social Justice Secretaries – Josie Clarke (undergraduate) and Louisa Sondergeld (postgraduate) – and the generosity of our students, Sancta donated Easter toys, colouring books, buckets and over 1000 Easter eggs to the Bear Cottage Children’s Palliative Care Home Easter collection.  Their thoughtful contribution ensured the children at Bear Cottage, and their siblings, had a very special Easter Sunday with an Easter Egg hunt and a stuffed bunny toy for the children who are unable to eat or have chocolate.

A representative from Bear Cottage expressed their thanks to our students saying, “we really rely on the generosity of the community to support us and we certainly would not have been able to make Easter as special as it was, without your wonderful support.” (Bronwen Simmons, Community Relations Manager, Bear Cottage).

Bear Cottage is an initiative of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.  It is the only children’s hospice in NSW, dedicated to caring for children with life-limiting conditions and providing round-the-clock paediatric palliative care. 

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Image: Louisa Sondergeld, Senior Common Room Social Justice Representative

Image: Louisa Sondergeld and Bronwen Simmons, Community Relations Manager, Bear Cottage