How Buddy Run helps to keep children safe

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Federal Circuit Court judge Alexandra Harland is looking forward to another Buddy Run on Sunday 20 October, as her fundraising team ‘Ravenpuff’ lace up their running shoes to help keep kids safe from bullying.

Alexandra will participate in the 1km anti-bullying fun run at Melbourne’s Yarra Park with fellow team members and friends Jen, six-year-old May and five-year-old Rio.

“There is a lot of great activities for the kids. May and Rio had great fun last year, and the whole day had a real positive feel to it,” Alexandra said.

“I think anything that promotes resilience for kids with positive messaging like Buddy Run is a something to get behind.”

Alexandra, who was the top fundraiser for last year’s Buddy Run, has raised more than $3,800 for the Alannah & Madeline Foundation so far for this year’s event.

Alexandra said she is fortunate to be surrounded by generous people who want to help support the work of the Foundation.

“I deal a lot with family law matters as a judge at the Federal Court. I see many families in crisis,” she said.

“I was bullied as a child and now it’s even worse with online bullying as there’s no escaping it for kids.

“What I like about the Alannah & Madeline Foundation is it does practical and positive things that have real impact in many areas of child safety.”

For more information and to register for Buddy Run, which is proudly supported by the Australian Government, visit

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