Our story

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 Kate and Tick Everett following the shattering loss of their 14-year-old daughter, Dolly, to suicide, after ongoing bullying. Kate and Tick’s goal is to prevent other families walking this road. They want to change the culture of bullying by addressing the impact of bullying, anxiety, depression and youth suicide, through education and direct support to young people and families. Dolly’s Dream is proudly brought to you by the Alannah & Madeline Foundation.

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Kate & Tick

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