Daniel Morcombe’s name is etched in the hearts and minds of those across the country who watched his heartbreaking story unfold.

Seventeen years later, his parents Bruce and Denise are ensuring children who weren’t even born when Daniel went missing, know his story in a bid to make the world a safer place.

The Daniel Morcombe Foundation’s Day for Daniel has its sights set on a new record this year –4,500 registrations for its upcoming national day of action on Friday 30 October. 

Day for Daniel honours the memory of Daniel by raising awareness about child safety, protection, and harm prevention. 

It’s a day for parents, carers, educators, and community groups to teach children important personal safety lessons. 

Have you registered for Day for Daniel?

The Lott is proud to support the incredible work of the Daniel Morcombe Foundation, recently donating an additional $300,000 to help the Foundation continue and expand its education programs.

Once you’ve registered for Day for Daniel, there’s three simple steps you need to take to get ready for the event:

  1. Wear red 
    Red has become the colour to represent child safety and the Daniel Morcombe Foundation, it was the colour Daniel was wearing when he went missing. Everyone is encouraged to wear red on Day for Daniel in remembrance.

  2. Educate
    Start or continue conversations with children about their personal safety. Day for Daniel encourages kids to Recognise, React, and Report if they ever feel unsafe. The Daniel Morcombe Foundation’s website has plenty of free resources to help you get that conversation going. 

  3. Donate
    Day for Daniel is the Daniel Morcombe Foundation’s biggest annual fundraiser, which helps the foundation continue its free education programs, develop educational resources, and support young victims of crime. You can find out more about donating on the Foundation’s website.  

We can’t wait to see the Foundation reach its goal of more than 4,500 registrations this year!