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A Message from Denise & Bruce Morcombe

Bruce: Our objectives in establishing the Daniel Morcombe Foundation are far reaching. We must protect our children! We can and will make a difference, ensuring that our communities are a safe place for them – as it should be. Your support will assist us in providing an effective child safety awareness programme and where required assist other victims of crime, especially where children are involved.

Denise:We have formed the Foundation not only to keep Daniel’s innocence alive and to honour our son, but to help other families from ever having this nightmare happen to them and our objectives are to keep an ongoing awareness programme for child safety, help other victims of crime where children are involved and to keep the community vigilant on crimes against our children. Children are our future and must be protected. With your help we hope we can make a difference.

Personal Awards:Bruce and Denise Morcombe

Communicators of the Year 2013-14 (Joint winners) Toastmasters International, District 69
Denise Morcombe was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2013
Bruce Morcombe was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2013
Queenslanders of the year 2012 (Joint winners)
Appointed Child Safety Ambassadors for Queensland 2011
Winners Queensland Child Protection Award for best ‘Educational Initiative’ 2011

Daniel Morcombe

Daniel was abducted and murdered 7 December 2003. He was last seen waiting for a bus on Nambour Connection Road 2km north of the Big Pineapple, Woombye Queensland.

Brett Cowan was arrested and charged on 13 August 2011 with numerous very serious offences including Child Stealing and Murder. Daniel's remains were found in bush land near the Glasshouse Mountains on 21 August 2011.

A public funeral service was held for Daniel on 7th December 2012.

Brett Cowan was found Guilty on13 March 2013 on all charges and sentenced to life in jail with a minimum of 20 years before he will be eligible to apply for parole.

Our Patron - Kay McGrath

Channel 7 News Presenter

The tragic disappearance of Daniel Morcombe touches the heart of every parent.

An innocent, promising young boy cruelly snatched from his family with no explanation. The pain is excruciating for his parents and brothers. A genuine desire to protect and educate other young people is helping the Morcombe family through each day. I strongly encourage you to support Daniel’s family and their aim of creating a legacy for their son, a safer more secure world for our children.

Together, let’s support the Daniel Morcombe Foundation.

Our Committee Members

Peter Boyce OAM (Butler McDermott Lawyers)
Holly Brennan OAM (Manager of Research and Program Development at Family Planning Queensland)
Tracey McAsey (Business Woman)
Bruce Morcombe OAM
Dean Morcombe
Denise Morcombe OAM
John Pearce (Retired School Deputy Principal)
Robin Sherwell (Business woman)

Ken Searles

Operations Manager

Robin Sherwell

Executive Officer

 

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