The Daniel Morcombe Foundation is thanking 80 local businesses who have contributed in materials and services to help build Daniel House.Daniel House is due to open in mid- February, it will be the Foundation's Administrative hub, and will include the "Walk Tall" Program which offers free counselling services for survivors of crime. 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.
The State Government provided $900,000 in funding to help complete the build. Local businesses from the Sunshine Coast have been very generous in contributing approximately $500,000 to the project making this very much a community project.Individuals and community groups have also contributed through the House for Daniel Buy a Brick Campaign which ran through September.
Bruce Morcombe said "Hats off to everyone, this is outstanding and a huge motivator for us to continue to deliver on the Foundation's aims.Media are invited to attend the Daniel House Thank You Get Together at Maroochy Surf Club at 4.30pm on Friday 23rd November. Bruce and Denise Morcombe, Mayor Mark Jamieson, Mr Ted O'Brien MP and Sophie Monk will be attending.
CEO of the Daniel Morcombe Foundation Holly Brennan said "We are honoured that the local building community has joined with us to help make Australia and the Sunshine Coast a safer place for all children. Child safety is everyone's business and the coast really takes that pledge to heart."
The Day for Daniel, a National
Day of Action raising
awareness of Child Safety,
Protection & Prevention