Protest erupts at teddy bear’s picnic, but all for a good cause

Protest erupts at teddy bear’s picnic, but all for a good cause


More than 100 friends and members of the Gosnells Bowling Club attended the Teddy Bears’ Afternoon Tea Picnic on Monday, June 10.

The event was supported Parkinson’s Disease with Parkinson’s WA CEO Yasmin Naglazas giving an insight into the work the organisation is doing.

The stage was full of teddy bears and rabbits of all shapes and sizes, some donated by Cottonwool Creations of Kelmscott and many hand-made by a few ladies of the Club.

The teddy bears afternoon tea of honey sandwiches and lemonade was interrupted by a group of protesting rabbits with signs demanding “What rabbits want”.

The list included free contraception, braces for buck-teeth bunnies, bigger burrows, banning the Bilby, rabbit lives matter, banning the word harebrained, and legalising dope.

The Bare Butt Bears’ Nudist Colony was also in action, advertising for a sunscreen sponsor for their group.

The ladies of the club, with the assistance of retiring Convenor, Andrea Dunlop, provided afternoon tea to all the guests.

Gosnells’ Writers’ Group secretary Jenny Lynch delivered a humorous poem she wrote for the event. Jenny’s reading received great applause.

The afternoon included raffles with more than 65 prizes, and raised more than $3000 for Parkinson’s WA.

This is the third year the club has raised funds for charity with previous years supporting Breast Cancer Research and the Leukaemia Foundation.