Chemmart supports disadvantaged kids with bears

Chemmart bears

More than 5000 teddy bears were given to sick, disadvantaged and special needs children as part of Chemmart’s support for Variety – the Children’s Charity.

Chemmart stores throughout Australia sold Christmas-themed bears during November and encouraged customers to place them in donation bins in store.

The donated bears were collected and given to Variety, who handed them out to the 5000-plus children who attended the organisation’s annual Christmas Show at Allphones Arena in Sydney.

Chemmart Executive Director Duncan Phillips says several stores sold out of their allocation of bears in one day and many customers bought and donated more than one.

“We’re thrilled to see our customers get behind such a worthy cause and we’re equally proud of our stores for helping bring a smile to the faces of thousands of sick, disadvantaged and special needs children,” Phillips says.

“Chemmart is committed to making a difference to the lives of these children and our stores continued to raise money for Variety for the remainder of 2015.”

Chemmart made a group donation of more than $20,000 to Variety in January.

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