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Remembering Dolly

Remembering Dolly

To commemorate the fourth anniversary of Dolly’s passing on 3 January, parents Kate and Tick and sister Meg gave an exclusive interview to Courier Mail. Meg said she had chosen to take a bigger role in Dolly’s Dream this year, determined to ensure her sister’s name is never forgotten. “I really don’t want any other family to go through what we’ve gone through,” she said. “It’s devastating to everyone.”

Meg said she wanted to honour Dolly’s legacy and help other young people like her. “My little sister has had a huge effect on this world, and I want to make sure no one forgets her name. Dolly needs to be remembered for bringing kindness into this world.”

As part of her new role, Meg will act as a spokesperson for young people and for Do It For Dolly Day. “I’m ready to stand up publicly and say no more, no more bullying,” she said. “Dolly wrote: ‘Speak up even if your voice shakes’. I truly believe this is important.”

While nothing will ever bring Dolly back, the Everett family are determined to do all they can to prevent other families suffering similar tragedies. Kate said no amount of time made Dolly’s loss easier. “I think the idea that the grief diminishes over the years, I don’t think it does,” she said. “I think we grow around it really.”