After Dolly left us Kate and I could see that Dolly’s story had touched people everywhere and we felt the best way to remember our beautiful girl was to start a nationwide conversation about the devastating effects of bullying.
Once the news went public, the support started flowing in. We were overwhelmed with messages of care and encouragement. Donations came from all over Australia. We want to give a huge shout out to the rural community who despite their own hardship (life on the land is tougher than ever) have been so incredibly generous. Because of your generosity we can bring Dolly’s Dream to life.
About Dolly’s Dream
Dolly’s Dream was set up in memory of Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett, aged 14, who ended her own life after an extended period of bullying and cyber bullying. Dolly left behind her parents Tick and Kate and sister Meg, who are now focused on using the money that has been raised by the community to help prevent other families from going through the same devastating experience.
Dolly’s Dream is proudly brought to you by the Alannah & Madeline Foundation. The Alannah & Madeline Foundation is a charity set up in memory of Alannah and Madeline Mikac, aged six and three, who were tragically killed with their mother and 32 others at Port Arthur, Tasmania, on 28 April 1996. The Alannah & Madeline Foundation’s key objectives are to care for children who have experienced or witnessed serious violence, reduce the incidence of bullying, cyber bullying and other cyber risks, and advocate for the safety and wellbeing of children.
To empower and educate our community to prevent bullying and cyber bullying.
Dolly’s Dream will act as a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves and create change by:
- Raising awareness about the seriousness of bullying and its devastating effects
- Working to address bullying and cyber bullying issues in regional Australia
- Delivering advice on mitigation to schools
- Changing culture to help prevent bullying from happening
We’ve been working hard to help stop bullying and cyber bullying. Read more about the work we’ve been doing here.