Online Fundraising

Cuddle Cot Fundraising Terms and Conditions


** From 10th July 2019, the cost of a cuddle cot increased from $6000 to $6500 for new fundraisers and donors. The moses basket will be replaced with a Shnuggle basket which costs $879. These have been specially molded to accommodate the cooling pad and hose and provide hospitals and funeral homes with an easy to clean basket thereby reducing any infection control concerns.


1. Funding a Bears Of Hope cuddle cot to be donated within Australia costs $6500. This includes the unit, the Shnuggle basket and linen, embroidery and plaque displaying “Lovingly donated in honour of (your baby’s name)” postage, transport and administrative costs. Any remaining funds will go to the general objectives of our organisation.


2. Cuddle Cots will be donated to hospitals, hospices and funeral homes in need across Australia. There are no guarantees that your placement of choice will require one once you reach your goal.


3. To ensure hospital, hospices and funeral homes are not overwhelmed by multiple fundraising families making contact, it is requested that you wait until your fundraiser is complete before reaching out to see if they require one. Please refrain from confirming with a hospital at the beginning of, or during, your fundraiser as there is no assurance that the goal will be reached, or the time that it will be reached in, and it's important that a hospital can accept another cuddle cot donation that is ready without having to wait unnecessarily. We can also reach out to the hospital on your behalf if preferable.


4. It is important that there is no reference made on your fundraising page that you will be donating the cuddle cot to a specific place of need, so donors are not misled in the instance that your cuddle cot is donated to a different service. The Bears Of Hope Team will edit your page if required.


5. The target amount may increase in line with supplier costs or upgrades in materials used.


6. If full funds are not reached by the end date, if there are extra funds raised or if the page is closed down prior to the end date, those funds will be distributed to the general objectives of the organisation.


7. If requested within 30 days of your page closing, we can allocate any extra funds raised over the $6000, towards the donation of bears. For every $100 you raised over, a bear of hope will be donated in memory of your baby (up to a maximum of 5 bears). The remaining funds will be transferred to the general objectives of Bears Of Hope.


8. If you wish to raise funds offline in addition to your online fundraiser (e.g. raffles, coin boxes, auction), you will need to gain authority and approval from Bears Of Hope. Please register your community fundraiser and once approved, you will be issued an Authority To Fundraise letter including your Fundraising Reference Number.


9. In the instance where a hospital of your preference does not require a cuddle cot, Bears Of hope will work with you to place it at another hospital. Bears Of Hope will hold your cot for a maximum of 4 weeks whilst we find a hospital for you. If there are hospitals in urgent need, Bears Of Hope have the right to place it where needed across Australia.


10. Bears of Hope has the right to update these Terms and Conditions at any time.