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Hey mate,

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 have been able to bring Dolly’s Dream to life.

– Tick Everett, Dolly’s Dad

“Kate and I are just ordinary bush folk who would much rather be moving cattle than in the spotlight.”

About Dolly's Dream

Dolly’s Dream was created by Tick and Kate Everett following the shattering loss of their 14-year-old daughter, Dolly, to suicide, after ongoing bullying. Tick and Kate’s goal is to prevent other families walking this road. Their goal is to change cultures and behaviours to prevent bullying, by increasing understanding of the impact of bullying, anxiety, depression, and youth suicide and by providing support to parents.

Dolly’s Dream is proudly brought to you by the Alannah & Madeline Foundation. 

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Are your words doing damage?

We’re excited to share a powerful video made for Dolly’s Dream by then-15-year-old filmmaker Charlotte McLaverty, with the backing of international star Billie Eilish. It is our hope that this important video by teens for teens will help start a conversation between parents and young people.

If viewing this video leaves you feeling overwhelmed or in need of support, please visit our get help page for support services.

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