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Clark Charity Challenge

Clark Equipment will be running the Clark Charity Challenge throughout 2013/2014, fundraising for Bear Cottage aswell as numerous other charities.

Bear Cottage is the only children's hospice in NSW, one of only two in Australia, and the only one in the world affiliated with a children's hospital. It is a very special place that's dedicated to caring for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

Planning began for Bear Cottage almost 20 years ago, when Dr John Yu and Dr Michael Stevens from The Children's Hospital at Westmead decided to enhance the hospital's palliative care program.

Located on Sydney's Northern Beaches, in Manly, Bear Cottage is like a home away from home - as far removed from a hospital environment as possible. Here staff do not wear uniforms, no medical procedures are carried out in the bedrooms, the children's rooms are designed to like a normal bedroom, and we even have a family pet, Frankie, our adorable Labrador. That said, Bear Cottage is set up to provide excellence in paediatric medical care 24 hours a day, and our affiliation to The Children's Hospital at Westmead means we have access to some of the best medical resources in the world.

The facility was established entirely through community support, at a cost of $10 million, and was officially opened on St Patrick's Day, 17 March 2001,

Bear Cottage does not receive any recurrent government funding and so continues to rely on donated funds and community support to raise over $2.9 million required to operate each year.

To help us collectively fundraise we have setup a team account with Everyday Hero:

Clark Charity Challenge Everyday Hero Page

Feel free to browse our team's indivudual and group events. If you would like to support the Clark Charity Challenge, your donation, whether it is small or large, would be greatly appreciated. This can be done through our Everyday Hero page by clicking on the "Donate now" button.

Clark Equipment will be holding numerous events throughout the year to raise funds for our main charity, Bear Cottage aswell as individual and group events organised by employees for their nominated charity. 

Keep up to date on all the latest news and events through our facebook page:

Clark Charity Challenge Facebook page

We encourage all staff, customers, friends and family to post ideas and words of encouragement on this page throughout the year. We look forward to giving back to the local and greater community and hope you will all support us through this Clark Charity Challenge during 2014.

Upcoming Events

Dry July 2014

For the second year running we’re committing to going dry for the month of July! If you haven't heard of Dry July, it's a challenge to give up alcohol for 31 days, whilst raising money for adults living with cancer.

We've set up a team: 'Clark Equipment', and WE WANT YOU!

If you want to join the team, head to the Dry July website; www.dryjuly.com , and sign up as an individual. Once you’re on the ‘Sign up is complete’ page, you can ‘Join an existing team’, enter the team name 'Clark Equipment' above and away you go.

Looking forward to seeing your name appear in the team list! OR if you are unable to participate, you can still donate via the following link. https://au.dryjuly.com/team/clarkequipment