Lotteries & Keno supports Daniel Morcombe Foundation
24 July 2019
The team at Lotteries & Keno are continuing to make a difference in our community by supporting the Daniel Morcombe Foundation – an organisation dedicated to educating children about their personal safety.
Golden Casket, our Queensland lottery brand, donated $300,000 to the foundation yesterday, which will be used to expand the reach of child safety education programs and events, while providing assistance to victims of crime as well as support for the families of missing persons.
Lotteries & Keno General Manager for Marketing Andrew Shepherd said the Daniel Morcombe Foundation continued to play a vital role in elevating awareness of child safety across Australia.
“Through the hard work of Bruce and Denise Morcombe and the foundation, our communities and our families have a greater understanding of how we can protect children from harm and better assist victims of crime,” he said.
“From funding hospital infrastructure to medical research, we have a long track record of contributing to initiatives that support healthy and happy families, and our contribution to Daniel Morcombe Foundation continues this.”
The team at Lotteries & Keno will also continue to work closely with Police and the Daniel Morcombe Foundation to extend its support of the Amber Alert system.
“For more than a decade, Golden Casket has supported the Amber Alert system by broadcasting urgent information about missing or abducted children to the general community through our network of 900 retail outlets across Queensland,” Andrew said.
“We’re now looking to further this role as a secondary alert partner across other states and territories under the Lott brand to help bolster the nation’s child safety net.”
Daniel Morcombe Foundation co-founder Bruce Morcombe said he was over the moon with the generous donation.
“Daniel’s legacy remains strong! The work at the Daniel Morcombe Foundation is guaranteed to be better resourced, enabling us to deliver cutting edge child safety education for children, parents and carers,” he said.
The Daniel Morcombe Foundation was created in 2005 by Bruce and Denise Morcombe after their 13-year-old son Daniel was abducted from a Sunshine Coast bus stop in 2003.
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. The foundation aims to remember Daniel's legacy and assist young victims of crime.