Kate and I are just ordinary bush folk who would much rather be moving cattle than in the spotlight.
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 took her own life after an extended period of bullying and cyberbullying. Dolly left behind her parents Tick and Kate and her sister Meg, who are now focused on using the money that has been kindly donated 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.
In order to make the best choices, Dolly’s Dream has enlisted the assistance of a panel of experts to advise the Everett’s on which programs and services to invest in. This board consists of the following members:
Troy Setter, CEO of Consolidated Pastoral Company
Bernadette Burke, Human Resources, Consolidated Pastoral Company
Richard Broug, General Manager, Global Retail Business, Paspaley Group
Lesley Podesta, Chief Executive Officer, Alannah & Madeline Foundation
Dr Charlotte Keating, Resident Psychologist on ABC Radio
To empower and educate our community to prevent bullying and cyberbullying.
Dolly’s Dream will act as a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves and create change by:
We’ve been working hard to help stop bullying and cyber bullying. Read more about the work we’ve been doing here.