The Sunshine Coast community will unite on Friday 26 October to celebrate the eighth annual ‘Day for Daniel’ which focuses on promoting child safety awareness across Queensland.
The Daniel Morcombe Foundation was set up by Palmwoods couple, Bruce and Denise Morcombe in 2005 following the tragic abduction of their son Daniel in 2003. In the years since, The Daniel Morcombe Foundation has been dedicated to making the world a safer place for our children by promoting safety messages and increasing awareness of personal safety in young people.
I have supported the annual walk every year in my capacity as the local Member and as the father of five young children.
This special day touches so many people across our community. It makes me proud every year to see thousands of local people out in force wearing red in honour of Daniel.
It is expected that this year, over one million people will participate in the ‘Day for Daniel’ Australia wide and I can certainly vouch that a good percentage of those will be from the Glass House electorate.
I am also pleased to say that this year Premier Campbell Newman will be joining us for the ‘Day for Daniel’ walk starting at 6.30am at Suncoast Christian College in Woombye.
I will also be encouraging my Parliamentary collegues to honour the ‘Day for Daniel’ in their own electorates and also to wear something red in Parliament on Tuesday 30 October.