One family’s tragedy has helped create an organisation that educates thousands of children every year about the importance of their own personal safety.

Bruce and Denise Morcombe founded the Daniel Morcombe Foundation (DMF) in 2005 after their son was abducted and murdered in December 2003 while waiting to catch a bus on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. 

The Foundation is dedicated to educating children and young people about how to stay safe in physical and online environments as well as supporting young victims of crime.

Through important community initiatives, such as Day for Daniel, Safe Bedrooms, and Australia’s Biggest Child Safety Lesson, along with a growing number of resources for children, parents, carers and educators, the Daniel Morcombe Foundation is bolstering the safety net of Aussie kids. 

The Lott, through Golden Casket, began supporting DMF in 2019. In April 2021, the Morcombes received another $300,000 donation towards their Foundation.

Since creating the Foundation, Daniel's parents have worked tirelessly to provide Australian children with the education, protection and support to be safe from abuse and risk of harm. Daniel’s legacy well and truly remains strong!

A lot of Australians don’t realise that when they play Australia’s Official Lotteries they’re contributing to important things like enhancing the safety of communities across Australia. And that’s a Lott more to play for.

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