Kate and Tick Win NT Australian of the Year Award
Kate and Tick Everett have been named Northern Territory Local Heroes for their call-to-action to end childhood bullying.
Their anti-bullying campaign followed the tragic death of their teenage daughter, Amy “‘Dolly” Everett in January 2018, after her own dealings with bullying.
Kate and Tick Everett founded Dolly’s Dream, an anti-bullying initiative, to create positive change and a legacy to their daughter.
Dolly’s Dream aims to raise awareness about bullying and its potentially devastating effects on children and families.
It delivers community education on bullying issues and strategies for preventing and mitigating bullying, through cultural change and victim support.
“We’re a little bit shocked, but very overwhelmed, very privileged,” Mr Everett said. “Now that we’ve got the conversation started, we’ve just got to work to keep it going.”
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