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Walk for Daniel 2017

Posted on 23 October 2017
Walk for Daniel 2017
The13th annual 'Walk for Daniel' will take place on Friday 27th October from 6am.  The walk is approximately 4km long, starting at Suncoast Christian College in Woombye and finishing at Briggs Park in Palmwoods. Everyone is invited to attend.

'Walk for Daniel' is the Daniel Morcombe Foundation's opening event of our National Day of Action 'Day for Daniel'. It is held annually on the 'Day for Daniel' in Palmwoods on the Sunshine Coast. The walk follows the same path that Daniel walked from Palmwoods to arrive at the Nambour Connection Road in Woombye, where he waited for the bus to the Sunshine Plaza before being abducted and murdered.

The Daniel Morcombe Foundation held the first 'Walk for Daniel' in November 2005.

Important messages if you are attending Walk for Daniel 2017

Please park at the finish of the Walk -  Palmwoods Warriors Football Club on Jubilee Drive and catch the free shuttle bus to the start of the Walk.
Please no dogs allowed to travel on the buses.
Please ensure all children under 14 years of age are supervised.

We encourage a Gold Coin donation from everyone attending on the day to help fund our essential work.

Over 1million people across Australia will participate in 'Day for Daniel' this year.  This includes 2,800 schools and hundreds of businesses public and private events.

This is a National Day of Action focused on 'Keeping Kids Safe'. It is about educating children through child safety and protection initiatives and helping empower our children to 'Recognise, React and Report' if they feel something is not right.

Wear Red, Educate and Donate is the theme of "Day for Daniel" as we strive to have schools, kindergartens, businesses and communities across Australia take action and conduct child safety activities in their local communities to help in Keeping Kids Safe.

'Day for Daniel' is the largest child safety awareness day of its type in Australia.

Parents, Teachers and carers can visit the Day for Daniel website for resources and information on how to keep kids safe.

For more information contact Tracey McAsey on M 0420 300 737

Pre Event Media Opportunities are available with Mr Bruce Morcombe and Daniel Morcombe CEO Ms Holly Brennan OAM.

More information

Media Opportunity


When:   Friday 27 October

Where:   Start: Suncoast Christian College
Cnr Schubert & Kiel Mtn Rds, Woombye

Finish: Approx 8.30am at Briggs Park in Palmwoods Walk Length: 4km

Interviews, film and photo opportunities at start, during and finish.

Interviews by arrangement with Tracey McAsey M 0420 300 737

Dignitaries attending include;

Mr Ted O'Brien MP representing the Prime Minister Mr Malcolm Turnbull
Mr Andrew Wallace MP Federal Member for Fisher
Senator Derryn Hinch
The Hon. Shannon Fentiman Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence and Minsiter for Communities, Women and Youth and Minister for Child Safety.
Ms Ros Bates MP Shadow Minister for Communities, Child Safety, Disability Services and the Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence.
Inspector Mike Miley representing QLD Police Commissioner Ian Stewart
Ms Fiona Simpson  - Member for Maroochydore
Mr Steve Dickson MP Member for Buderim
Mayor Mark Jamieson Mayor of Sunshine Coast
Councillor Jenny McKay Sunshine Coast Council Division 5
Councillor Jason O'Pray Sunshine Coast Council Division 8
Ms Holly Brennan CEO of Daniel Morcombe Foundation
Dr Neil Carrington CEO of ACT for Kids
Sunshine Coast Lightening National Netball League Players MsMadeline McAuliffe and Ms Laura Scherian
Aunty Beverly Hand

Day for Daniel

The Day for Daniel, a National
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