Our mission is to bring some joy to Aussie children living with a disability on their birthday with the help of Ben & Ellie, The Magical Bears.
As the mother of two children with special needs (6 year old with CDKL5 Disorder and a 11 year old with Autism and ADHD), I have met a lot of families who have a child with a serious illness or disability. My husband and I would like to do something to make them smile, so we have set up this community project to give them a birthday gift from The Magical Bears. These are magical characters that deliver presents to kids on their birthday.
Thanks to the support from our friends and family, we have purchased an adult sized bear costume and have designed our own Ben and Ellie Bears to give to each child. My husband Steve and I volunteer our time to take the presents to the children or post them. We also donate bears to Children's Hospitals, Ronald McDonald House Charities and other organisations.
If you know a child living with a disability that has a birthday coming up, please contact us on this site. For more details see the FAQs.
Sue & Steve Cash
"Taya got her Ellie bear and book this morning for her birthday and she loved it. She took them to school with her to be read to her class. Thanks again!"
"Ellie Bear is absolutely gorgeous and so soft. Thank you very much for making my daughter Jessica's day when the parcel arrived addressed to her. She got a very big surprise and was thrilled to see Ellie!"