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Our Patrons and Ambassadors are passionate advocates of our work in protecting children from violence and bullying. Helping to raise local and international awareness of our programs, campaigns and vision to help keep children safe, we are extremely grateful for their incredible support.

International Patron

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

"I am proud to be the International Patron of such a worthy children's charity. Keeping children safe from violence is one of the most important responsibilities that we as a society undertake. As children are the true essence of our future, the importance of providing them with the most basic human right of having a safe and happy childhood cannot be underestimated."

Founding Patron

Walter Mikac

"I am so proud of The Alannah and Madeline Foundation. It would make my daughters smile to know they are being remembered in such a helpful and beautiful way."

National Patron

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister of Australia

"Walter was the victim of the most unspeakable horror and to turn evil to good in this way speaks volumes of him, his character, his commitment to trying to do the right thing by the people of Australia. We would do almost anything to help our kids, to keep our kids safe and thank you to everyone associated with the Foundation for what you've done to make that more possible."


Robert 'Dipper' DiPierdomenico, Brownlow Medallist and Hawthorn Football Club Premiership player

"Being an ambassador for The Alannah and Madeline Foundation has enabled me to see first hand the incredible work the Foundation does to keep children safe from violence. It's great to be part of a Foundation that will make a difference to future generations of kids. A big thank you to the staff and Board of the Foundation for all of their support and hard work to such a worthy cause."



Melissa Doyle, journalist, author and news presenter

"The work of The Alannah and Madeline Foundation resonates deeply with me as a mum of two young children. I want my kids to grow up in a world of respect and caring and this is why I support the Foundation and their initiatives."


John Caldwell, anti-bullying advocate, Australian of the Year 2014 in Victoria

"I feel truly humbled to be a voice for The Alannah and Madeline Foundation. As a child I was exposed to violence on a daily basis. I know first-hand the negative effects it can have on children. I still recall when I first heard about Port Arthur and to now be aligned with an organisation born from this tragedy that helps to protect other children is an absolute honour. A life free from violence is every child's right and I am so proud to support such a worthy cause."


Aaron Blabey, award-winning children's author and illustrator

"The Alannah and Madeline Foundation embodies a cause so close to my heart that becoming one of their ambassadors is, without question, one of the greatest honours of my life. To be a part of something so utterly worthy is just breathtaking and I am chuffed beyond words."


Daniel Jackson, former AFL player

"I was raised in a loving, safe household and given all the support and opportunity I could have asked for; unfortunately not every child has the same. Fortunately, through organisations like The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, I have witnessed some great examples of how protecting a child's innocence and giving them the extra love and support they need can lead them to a very happy and successful future."