A dream come blue!
On Friday May 14th, thousands of people donned blue shirts, shorts, hats and socks to celebrate Do it for Dolly Day: an annual celebration of kindness and hope, in memory of teen Dolly Everett.
Not only did dozens of schools and groups participate in Australian Fundraising’s Do it for Dolly Colour Explosion Fun Run, the team at Australian Fundraising were proud to show their support by wearing blue!
The official colour of Dolly’s Dream, blue was Dolly Everett’s favourite colour. In wearing blue on Do it for Dolly Day, we can remind ourselves and other’s to be kind, and say no to bullying!
Why Support Dolly’s Dream?
Dolly’s Dream is Australian Fundraising’s feature charity for Term 1 and 2, 2021. Not only do we believe in the incredible work in educating and supporting parents and children across Australia, our team each have a special spot for Dolly’s Dream. Discover why some of our team love Do it for Dolly Day.
As a child that was bullied in school myself, Dolly’s Dream is really close to my heart. Spreading love and kindness is one of my driving passions, and I love to ensure people feel loved and accepted. My favourite ways to spread kindness are through offering help, giving compliments and sharing positive affirmations.
It’s important that we say no to bullying because as children get older, they start to believe that things people say about them are true. But bullying is a harsh way of putting other people down, and children need to know that they are loved. One day, they can then pass love and kindness on to their children and stop the chain.
When Australian Fundraising partnered with Dolly’s Dream this year, I was reminded of why I love working in the fundraising space. We need to make a difference when it comes to eliminating bullying because everyone’s quality of life matters. I like to spread kindness by always trying to use positive written and verbal speech.
I love Do it for Dolly Day because it promotes positivity and inclusivity. I believe that it’s important for us to say no to bullying because it helps us become better people. A smile or short conversation can make some feel important, heart and a part of someone else’s happiness. Contributing to Dolly’s Dream with Australian Fundraising fills my heart.
We don’t know what’s happening in other people’s lives. Using kind words or just acknowledging someone can make someone’s day, and could help someone who is struggling. I believe that in participating in Do it for Dolly Day, I’m acknowledging that bulling is a problem, and somehow, I’m making a small difference. Dolly’s Dream makes me feel hopeful that schools are doing the same.
Bullying is not okay in any form, from childhood to adult life. I am happy to participate in Do it for Dolly Day because it’s a day to remember beautiful Dolly and help spread awareness about the impacts of bulling all around. My favourite way to show kindness is to start conversations with a smile and friendly nature and helping others if ever needed.
Supporting Dolly’s Dream is fantastic to me. I am so glad that children so young are made aware to say NO to bullying, that they can stand up and show hope to people in that position. It’s crucial that we say no to bullying and treat each other with kindness and respect. I like to show kindness by bringing laughter and a smiling face, and regularly catching up with friends!
Say No to Bullying: Do it for Dolly
Do it for Dolly Day may have passed for 2021, but there are still lots of ways you can get involved. Express interest in our 2022 Do it for Dolly Colour Explosion Fun Run, or visit the Parent Hub to explore all of the excellent resources provided by Dolly’s Dream.