In memory of missing Mary borough boy Terry Floyd, a foundation in his name has been established to help support children live “brighter lives”.
Growing from a scholarship Terry’s brother Daryl and his family awarded earlier this year, the Terry Floyd Foundation is officially up and running and is already supporting its first individual, sponsoring Dani Marie on her 777 Marathon, where she will run seven marathons in seven states in seven days to raise money for the prevention of child sexual assault.
“We’re looking to help anyone in relation to people who are doing their bit to help children and what Dani is doing is raising money and awareness for Bravehearts, which helps children who have experienced sexual assault,” Daryl said.
“The Terry Floyd Foundation is about helping any other organisation or child who is in need. Our aim is to help make kids’ lives better so that they can have a better future.”
Dani will be taking on her fifth 777 Marathon Challenge for Bravehearts this July and said as a teacher and a single mother, she is passionate about reducing the number of children affected by sexual assault.
“I will run seven marathons on seven consecutive days in Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney and Gold Coast and I’m aiming to raise $10,000 for Australian children affected by sexual assault,” she said.
Twelve-year-old Terry was last seen on the Pyrenees Highway between Avoca and Maryborough on June 28, 1975 and is believed to have been abducted and murdered.
Daryl said the aim of the foundation is to help with awareness of personal safety through encouraging children to speak out against bullying and to support disadvantaged children to help them reach their full potential.
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