For their right to be safe
The Alannah & Madeline Foundation was established 27 years ago by Walter Mikac AM and a team of volunteers in response to the tragic event that occurred in Port Arthur, Tasmania. On 28 April 1996, Alannah and Madeline Mikac, aged six and three, were tragically killed alongside their mother and 32 other people at Port Arthur.
Following the massacre that claimed the lives of his two daughters, Walter was determined to create an organisation that would protect the futures of children from violence and helps them lead happy, fulfilling lives.
With the help of a small group of volunteers, Walter founded the Alannah & Madeline Foundation in 1997. The organisation’s mission was clear: to provide support and care for children who had experienced or witnessed violence, and to work towards a future where all children could grow up safe and happy.
As parents and educators, we all want to ensure that our children grow up in a safe and happy environment. The Alannah & Madeline Foundation’s Colour Explosion Buddy Run is an excellent way to promote exercise, teamwork, and community-mindedness while raising funds for a worthy cause. With this fun run, your school can help protect our children’s future all year round.
The Colour Explosion Buddy Run is a unique and exciting event that kids love. Participants run, walk, skip or hop their way through the course, with blasts of genuine colour powder being thrown at them at designated stations. The powder is made from high-quality, non-toxic corn starch and is completely safe for children to use. The event promotes healthy exercise habits and is a fun way to raise funds for the foundation’s child safety initiatives.
By holding a Colour Explosion Buddy Run at your school, you’ll receive everything you need to have a successful fundraiser. The foundation provides free colour powder in squirt bottles, free UV400 sunglasses, and free rainbow headbands for all participants. In addition, coordinator Colour Crew Kits, incentive prizes, safe and powerful online fundraising platforms, fundraising materials, and more are also available.
Not only is the Colour Explosion Buddy Run a fun and engaging event, but it’s also an excellent way to foster community-mindedness and teamwork among your students. By working together to raise funds for the foundation, students can learn the importance of giving back and making a positive impact in their community.