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Monday, 15 August 2011

For Daniel…

In light of the recent news that an arrest has been made in this case, and the Morcombe family’s request that we wear red today in tribute to Daniel, I decided to go one step further.  Of course I am wearing red, but for today my avatars and blog will also be wearing bright red in Daniel’s memory.

After Daniel’s tragic disappearance from the Nambour Connection Road, Sunshine Coast, Queensland on December 7th 2003 his family have tirelessly campaigned, not just for the return of their son and brother, but for child safety in the wider community.

To this end they established the Daniel Morcombe Foundation. Their website says it best:

“All too often, children are the innocent victims in our sometimes cruel society.  The events surrounding Daniel’s disappearance have strengthened a community in their resolve to ensure that this type of tragedy never occurs again.
But the Daniel Morcombe Foundation’s belief and vision is one that also incorporates a future where all children are provided with protection, education and support in their lives.”

The Morcombe family have always conducted themselves with class and dignity, whilst keeping the memory of their son alive and in our hearts and minds.

I cannot even really imagine their pain at this time.

I sincerely hope though, that the support, tears and hopes of the community carry them through the dark days ahead.

If you would like to see what you can do, pop along to the Daniel Morcombe Foundation website here.



  1. I doubt I would be as dignified. Beautiful post and thanks for linking up Queensland Girl x

  2. Thanks Nikki...I am not sure most of us would be! Unfortunately the worst for them may be yet to come.

  3. Well said. Thanks for bringing light to this case and letting people know what 'we' can do to help. Deb x

  4. I get goosebumps whenever I read or see anything about Daniel and his family. His parents are just amazing. If there is a God, I pray he or she will give them closure. And justice.

  5. So many children still need our help. Daniels foundation may just help,one of them.

    He really will live on in our minds.

  6. Thanks ladies, I think this story has touched us all. The work of the Queensland Police service often goes unappreciated but they really have come through this time. I just hope that he will be found to give his family a measure of peace.

  7. Yes, innocent victims in such a dark society. The sad fact is we as parents can only do our best to protect them and teach them protective behaviours, and that we have to trust that others regard life and our children as much as we do. What a bloody gamble.

  8. Good post. It's such an important thing.


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