Million rally for Daniel
MORE than a million people are expected to mark the Day for Daniel next month as part of more than 1000 registered events across Australia.
Yesterday, September 28, marked one month since remains found at a Glass House Mountains search site were confirmed as Daniel Morcombe and one month until the national day of action in his name.
Bruce and Denise Morcombe, who are on a two-week working break in Tasmania, have barely had time to process the breakthrough in their son's case as they forge ahead spreading a child safety message while growing the Daniel Morcombe Foundation into a national charity and support organisation.
"We are pleased people across Australia are joining us in our work by supporting the foundation," they said.
Foundation committee member Brett Winkler said the foundation was gearing up for the biggest event in its six-year history with schools, businesses and individuals planning events in every state.
"We have over 1000 official registered events on our books at present and growing," he said.
"We know from experience that this figure is nearly doubled with what actually takes place as people are happy to do their own thing and send in money from fundraising."
Some organisations are going the extra mile and the foundation has asked people to get behind them.
Accountant and financial planning business The Lateral Group will stage a four-man ambrose event at Pelican Waters Golf Club on Friday, October 23, from 10.30am.
The Lateral Group director Michael Thomas said: "We already have a number of corporates onboard but we are issuing a challenge to all Coast businesses to get behind this event with all proceeds going to the DMF."