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Day for Daniel Ambassadors 2016

Meet our 2016 'Day for Daniel' Ambassadors. They come from a wide range of backgrounds but have one passion, that is to advocate for child safety and protection. Parents, teachers, government and local authotities, grandparents and business people are just some of the special people who fill the roles of 'Day for Daniel' Ambassadors. They are working to get all of Australia involved in 'Day for Daniel' and making a difference in child safety.

QLD


 

Andrew Gibson

Maroochydore

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I value the work of the Daniel Morcombe Foundation and the importance of communities and schools talking about child safety.

Ann Pickstock

Dalby

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
Empowerment of children. I want to support kids, parents, families and teachers.

Belinda Peacock

Charters Towers

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
Being an Ambassador allows me to support the Daniel Morcombe Foundation and help deliver the important child safety messages throughout our community. 
 

Bernadette Strow

Townsville

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I have been involved with the DMF for 8 years, assisting with the coordination of numerous successful events in Townsville. I work as a police officer and understand the importance of child safety. 

Brenda McFadzen

Seaforth

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I have been involved with fundraising and selling merchandise with the Daniel Morcombe Foundation for years now,  I was involved in the coordination of the Moranbah Dance for Daniel and I was also the coordinator for the 1st Mackay Dance for Daniel in 2015. The DMF is something I am passionate about and I am glad to be a part of such an important program.

Bret Davis

Maroochydore

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I am wanting to assist in my local community by helping raise awareness about child safety.

Damien Knight

Cairns

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
This role is an important contribution to safeguarding students in far north Queensland. I am honoured to be a part of this wonderful cause.

Dannielle Howlett

Burpengary

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
To help keep kids safe and raise awareness to child safety and protection.

Debbie Webb

Yeppoon

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
Working for department of education in the role of principle advisor for student protection, I am passionate about working with schools to ensure that all children are safe from harm.

Deanna Church

Toowoomba

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
In my role as Principal Advisor Student Protection for the Darling Downs and South West Region Department of Education and Training, I am honoured to promote awareness about child protection in schools and to support the Daniel Morcombe Foundation's work in my community.

Denise Schellbach

Brisbane

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I was an Ambassador in 2015 and returning to be involved again in 2016. I want to help, and I want to be involved in this wonderful cause. Child safety is extremely important.

Diane Scott

Woombye

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
As a mother and being a Sunshine Coast local for all of my life, The Daniel Morcombe Foundation is close to my heart. Child safety and education is very important to me and being able to assist with getting the message the Morcombe's work tirelessly to get out to our children is humbling.

Gail Davies

Caloundra

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
It's very important to support the Daniel Morcombe Foundation in any way, in an effort to promote and improve the safety of our children.  I have volunteered with the Daniel Morcombe Foundation in the past and feel very strongly about the work that they do.

Janelle Poole

Hermit Park QLD

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
As a police officer I understand the importance of child safety. I have been a supporter of the DMF for a long time and I'm grateful for the opportunity I have to be an Ambassador for this great program.

Jo Ellice-Flint

Arana Hills

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I am passionate about keeping children safe within our community and believe every person deserves the right to feel safe. For years I have admired Bruce and Denise's work that they do within the schools and I could not think of a greater honour than to be part of this initiative.

John Coxon

Maroochydore

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
Being a former school principal I recognise the huge importance of keeping children safe by educating them on their personal safety.

Joshua Amos

Maroochydore

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I have 3 children myself and this is an excellent program communicating to children the importance of child safety in today's environment.

Julieann Cork

Maroochydore

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
The Daniel Morcombe Foundation have been instrumental in helping young victims of crime that I work with to recover from abusive histories.

Kayla Monckton

Sunshine Coast

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I would like to help get all schools and day care centres involved in educating their children on child safety by getting them to participate in Day for Daniel. I have a young child of my own and believe that him having that education is vital.

Lauren Urquhart

Kenmore East

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
It's important to keep our children aware of dangerous situations & people and to teach them the best ways to keep safe.

Marilyn Chew

Nambour QLD

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I believe it is the responsibility of the whole community to ensure kids are safe Through education, support and role modelling. The Daniel Morcombe Foundation takes an active and leading role in promoting child safety. By being an Ambassador I can contribute to the work of the foundation.

Mark Williams

Glasshouse Mountains

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I believe in the importance of child safety and protecting our children from harm.  As someone who has worked directly with children for over 20 years, I am passionate about advocating that it is everyone's duty in the community to keep our children safe.

Nicola Jeffers

Idalia

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
To support this important work and actively demonstrate public support for the program.

Sam King

Maroochydore

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I'm looking forward to supporting a really great organisation and really promoting child safety in my local community.

Sandra Cathcart

Sunshine Coast

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I have 2 young children of my own and child safety is very important to me. The Bruce and Denise Morcombe are just 2 people making a huge difference. I think it's every parent's responsibility to educate their children on keeping safe.
 

Sharon Coles

Indooroopilly

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I have a child with Autism/ADHD and was at a Noosa School when Sian Kingy was abducted and murdered. I am immensely impressed with how the Morcombe Family have taken the ultimate tragedy for anyone and used it to educate and protect children.

Susan Everett

Maryborough

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
To assist sharing information and creating awareness with children about staying safe.

Terese Manoff

Townsville

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I believe the Day for Daniel is an excellent opportunity to draw attention and focus to upskilling children, schools and families about ways to stay safe and draw together on a united front to affirm our desire for safe and caring communities.

NSW


 

Deborah Cotter

Boorowa

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I am an advocate for child protection and have recently run for senate as the Queensland candidate for the Derryn Hinch Justice Party.

Garry Archbold

St Marys

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
After almost 35 years of working with children and young people I can think of nothing more important than building child safety awareness in children and their families.

Jane Brett

Yass

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I would like to be involved to make children aware of strangers and teaching children what is the right thing to do if they feel unsafe.

Melissa Pouliot

Tathra

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
As a parent and the family member of a long-term missing person, I'm passionate about supporting awareness and prevention. I am proud to support the modern and progressive approach by the foundation to give our children the skills to stay safe both in the real world and online. I became involved in Day for Daniel in 2014 in an effort to spread the reach of the foundation to the NSW South Coast.

Paul White

Kirrawee

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I would like to help the Foundation spread the word about Day for Daniel and encourage more schools to get involved.

  

Susan Feld

Goulburn

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
After following the tragic story of Daniel, my business Farmer Felds started fundraising for the foundation 2 years ago. In November 2015 Bruce and Denise cam to personally thank us and I was very honoured to be asked to become an Ambassador in 2016.

VIC


 

Amy Carmody

Wodonga

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
After a recent family tragedy I met Bruce & Denise. Talking to them I knew I wanted to become a part of what the foundation is doing. I have 3 children of my own and want nothing more than to keep them safe as well as other children in the community.

Anthony McQuire

Doreen

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I was involved as an Ambassador in 2015 and am passionate about trying to educate children, parents and teachers about the message of child safety and the work that the Daniel Morcombe Foundation does to achieve this objective. The program implemented at Laurimar Primary School where my children attend was an incredibly valuable day and we are looking to expand upon tis again this year.

Donna Fogarty

Frankston South

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
The work the DMF has achieved in providing education and great resources in helping keep our children safe in inspiring. This message is so important and the motr4e people that promote and encourage others to be involved, the more of children will be kept safe.
 

Ian McKenzie

Kilmore

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I am returning to the Ambassador Program again in 2016 to continue to assist the work of the foundation in promoting and educating safety and awareness for our children. 

Joylene D'Couto

Lilydale

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I wish to protect all children from all forms of predictors. As a survivor of family violence I know the effects of abuse on a child and the resulting work that is required to achieve "normality in life".

Kim Valance

Cheltenham

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
My passion is in the education of children now and in the future to keep safe from harm. Being part of the DMF's mission would be an honour and I know I would gain great satisfaction in being part of empowerment of all children through the DMF education model. Protecting all children from harm is one of my highest values. I would aspire to be the best Ambassador I can be and to represent the Daniel Morcombe Foundation with respect, integrity and pride.

Nadine Edwards

Mooroopna

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I have been a supporter of the DMF since 2008 and I am amazed at the work that both Bruce, Denise and the Foundation puts into educating our young. It is important to me as a parent to see encouragement in our local schools to teach their students about the DMF and also about child safety. I really enjoyed liaising with the school and their key people and enthusiasm in regards to this years's Day for Daniel.

Prue McGlynn

Yarrawonga

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
Because I am going to approach schools and kindergartens for Day for Daniel anyway so when I was told about this Ambassador Program I felt I would be very capable and I really want to continue to be involved in this.

SA


 

Julie Clifton

Willunga

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
For the last 20+ years I have worked with at risk young people. I believe all young people should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential. I am the perfect candidate as a retired police officer. I am looking forward  to my second year as a DMF ambassador and long-time supporter.
 

Email ambassador@danielmorcombe.com.au to become an Ambassador in South Australia

WA


 

Dave Whitnell

Maylands

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I performed the role of 'Arnold' the crime boss during the police sting operation that captured Daniel's killer in 2011. My involvement  in this case took me to a dark place and remains close to my heart. I  have 4 children of my own, the eldest boy being born the same year that Daniel was. I am now in a position  to be able to contribute something back to this  well respectedchild safety initiative  and feel compelled to do so.

Tim Britten CV

Mindarie

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I believe very strongly in violence against children not being tolerated in our communities and feel this cause is a worthwhile and required level of education for all levels of the communities.

Sarah Ross

Burns Beach

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I would like to become an ambassador as I have been advocating for the foundation for a long time and would love to contribute even more in raising awareness on Keeping Kids Safe.

Sean Follows

Millbridge

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I was an Ambassador in 2015 and enjoyed it thoroughly. As a serving Police Officer and parent, I feel it is extremely important to get the message out for child safety. These children can not only assist law enforcement in recognising these dangers but with this program, have the tools to achieve a positive outcome. The Morcombe Family have worked extremely hard and I am honoured to be part of this worthy cause.

Sue Mullins

Singleton

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I am a Grandmother and passionate about protecting children and feel that becoming an ambassador for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation I can contribute in the liaison between the Foundation , schools and the community in the resources available for them to educate the children and promote Day for Daniel.

Zara Butt

Alexander Heights

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I want to encourage people to unite when it comes to child safety and awareness as it is a community responsibility. Children need to be equipped with the skills and confidence to r4ecognise potential danger, trust their instincts, act and to have a voice. As a mum of 3 children, I want my children to be able to recognise, react and report for themselves as well as on behalf of other children.

NT


 

Kristin Golding

Palmerston

Why did you want to become an ambassador?
As a new mum, I want to help create a safe community for my daughter to grow up in. Being an Ambassador will allow me to take part in this important program and do my bit in my community.

ACT


 

Laura Jane Muscat

Kaleen

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
I am very passionate about children's safety and their wellbeing. I want to be proactive in educating children on keeping themselves and their friends safe. I'm based in Canberra and by being an Ambassador I can spread the good word and empower and assist lots of children across my Territory.

Rebecca Kotz

Canberra

Why did you want to become an ambassador? 
As the Team Leader of the AFP's National Missing Persons Coordination Centre and to further support the standing Memorandum of Understanding in place between our agencies, I would be honoured to be named as an official Ambassador of the Daniel Morcombe Foundation.  After all, we share a very important common goal, 'Keeping our kids safe'

TAS

 

Robyn Partridge

Franklin

Why did you want to become an ambassador?
Children are very vulnerable in so many ways without them realising it,. I would like to do all I can to ensure all children are safe and protected as possible by having some simple strategies to use if they should ever be in a need. I believe it needs to be a community effort to keep our children safe.

Vicki Mills

Otago

Why did you want to become an ambassador?
I am a mother of 5 kids I want to spread awareness of child safety in Tasmania. I am a passionate person, so will be great in this role.
  Email ambassador@danielmorcombe.com.au to become an Ambassador in Tasmania
   

 

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