Not all superheroes need magic powers

This Sunday Bear Cottage will officially launch the 4th annual Superhero Week, a week that celebrates all of the brave superheroes who grace Bear Cottage's hallways every day.

These superheroes aren't defined by a special cape or magic powers but the extraordinary amount of strength and courage they use in their fight against life-limiting childhood illnesses.

In support of Superhero Week, Bear Cottage is asking the community to embrace their inner superpowers to raise vital funds and awareness for the children's hospice to help ensure support, respite and end-of-life care can continue to be provided to sick children and families from all over NSW.

Everyone, no matter what age, has the power to be a superhero and help Bear Cottage by signing up and holding a Superhero-themed fundraising activity. This could be as simple as a gold-coin donation fancy dress day at school, sponsoring a colleague to dress up for the day at work, or even hosting a superhero party at home.

Bear Cottage is the only children’s hospice in NSW, and one of only two in Australia. Costing over $3.2 million to run a year, Bear Cottage relies on the support of the superheroes in the community to ensure it can keep its door open to families during their time of need.

Superhero Week will run from 20-24 July.

To register a fundraising event or to donate, visit