Schools and workplaces will be awash with blue on Friday May 10, when everyone stands together against bullying on the inaugural Do it for Dolly Day.
Do it for Dolly Day is an initiative which aims to extend the Dolly’s Dream message within the community and build on the support available for those impacted by bullying.
At the beginning of 2018, the Foundation, like the rest of the country, was devastated by the untimely death of 14 year old Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett.
Dolly was the victim of relentless bullying.
Established in Dolly’s memory by her parents, Kate and Tick Everett and her sister Meg, Dolly’s Dream acts as a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves and works to prevent the lives of other children being lost. They committed to making Dolly’s Dream a reality.
With one in four students bullied and one in five cyber bullied, Dolly’s father, Tick, said he hoped a community show of strength would drive home the anti-bullying message on Do it for Dolly Day.
“By coming together and getting behind the cause, people will encourage their mates to do the same and, before long, everyone will feel brave enough to speak out against bullying,” he said.
On Do it for Dolly Day people can commemorate Dolly and support her family’s mission by ‘going blue’ at school or work and holding fundraising events to help provide valuable resources to parents of bullied children.
Kate Everett said remembering to always treat others with respect was a positive first step in lessening the impact of bullying.
“Blue was Dolly’s favourite colour and we’re hoping that creating a sea of blue on Do it for Dolly Day will remind people to be kind to those around them,” she said.
There are many ways to be kind to others; you’re only limited by your imagination. There are also many ways to get involved this Do it for Dolly Day, just click here to see how.
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