Thursday, May 16, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Do It For Dolly Day

Across Australia on May 10, individuals along with schools and businesses alike participated in Dolly’s Dream to honour the late Dolly Everett, a young girl who sadly took her own life due to ongoing bullying.
Inspired by the tragic loss of their daughter, Dolly's parents initiated anti-bullying measures, aiming to empower and educate communities on kindness and bullying prevention which has since sparked a nationwide movement against bullying.
Mackay locals, students, teachers and businesses took part on the day by wearing the colour blue and donating to the cause.
Cheeky Little Monkeys Play Centre Mackay happily jumped on board to support the cause by encouraging locals to pop in, wear blue and make a bracelet or donate, with an additional offer to give back $2 for every entry made into the centre over the course of three days.
In an attempt to spread awareness and raise ongoing funds for the foundation, the Mackay play centre made a Facebook post to inform locals of the opportunity to get involved, with an emphasis that “together we can make a difference.”
Protech Mining & Maintenance also made the kind decision to support the Do It For Dolly Day by announcing that their office staff will be wearing the colours in honour of Dolly.

The company posted to Facebook, “Whether it’s a kind word or a helping hand, each small act of kindness could simply bring someone joy or make their day a little bit brighter.”

The sea of blue within classrooms and local businesses symbolised a united front against bullying.
May we remember this day, every day, and be kind always.

In loving memory of Dolly Everett, a 14-year-old girl who tragically took her life due to ongoing bullying.

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