"I am extremely proud to be the International Patron of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation and support them in their invaluable work.
"Through my close involvement with the Better Buddies Framework in both Australia and Denmark, I have seen first hand how children are taught to care for one another, to show respect and empathy and to share with one another. These children will grow into adults who live these values in their homes, their workplaces and communities, and they will pass them on to future generations.
"The Foundation’s care of children who experience serious violence is commendable. By supporting their recovery from trauma, the Foundation is able to minimise the ongoing impact of the violence on their future, allowing each child the best possible opportunity to recover, become resilient and develop a stronger connection to their community.
It is the right of every child to feel safe in their community, in their school and in their home."
Signed Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
The Alannah and Madeline Foundation's International Patron, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, presents at our eSmart luncheon (26 November 2011).
Walter Mikac, Phil West and a small group of volunteers, worked hard to set up the Foundation in 1997. Today, Walter is the Founding Patron of the Foundation and a professional speaker.Read More >
Melissa became an official Ambassador for the Alannah & Madeline Foundation in April 2014. She has been a huge advocate for the Foundation’s work.Read More >
John Caldwell joined the Alannah & Madeline Foundation as an official Ambassador in March 2014 to take a stand against bullying and cyber bullying, and help protect children from violence.Read More >
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