The Daniel Morcombe Foundation is finally getting a home.
Bruce and Denise along with The Hon. Di Farmer will turn the first sod at a Groundbreaking Ceremony in Palmwoods on Wednesday 9th May at 2pm.
The building when complete will be named Daniel House. It will be the Foundation's Administrative hub and will include the "Walk Tall" Program which offers free counselling services for survivors of crime.
Denise said, "Supporting young victims of crime through the "Walk Tall" counselling service is a cornerstone of work undertaken at the Daniel Morcombe Foundation. Daniel House will support this important program in a modern, child friendly facility. This will significantly benefit the community on the Sunshine Coast and more broadly this will make a measurable difference to children, young people and their families from Caboolture to Gympie."
Based on the Sunshine Coast, Daniel House will be the Foundation's National Office as it continues to deliver its' Keeping Kids Safe programs and resources and coordinates Australia's Largest National Day of Action on child safety awareness Day for Daniel.
"This new office space will make a significant contribution to protecting all children across Australia providing improved capability to produce new cutting edge resources in-house" explained Bruce.
The State Government provided $900,000 in funding to help complete the build. Local Businesses from the Sunshine Coast have also been very generous in contributing to the project making this very much a community project.
Bruce said "The generous donations from local businesses, in addition to, the government grant is quite unexpected and very moving for us personally. We thank you one and all!"
House for Daniel is a very important and exciting milestone but the Foundation has also just reached another important achievement. $1million has been spent by the Foundation on assisting Survivors of Crime. "We are proud to say that all of this money has come from donations made by Mums and Dads from across Australia" says Holly Brennan (CEO).
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