Merriwa Junior League Support Do it For Dolly Day

Updated: May 14, 2019
Do it for Dolly

Friday the 10th of May saw the Merriwa Junior Rugby League Club support Do It For Dolly Day at Pirtek Park, Singleton in Under-12’s, 14’s and 16’s League Tag matches.

Do It For Dolly Day is an initiative which hopes to extend the Dolly’s Dream message within the community and build on the support available for those impacted by bullying.

Dolly’s Dream was set up in memory of Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett, aged 14, who took her own life after an extended period of bullying and cyberbullying.

Dolly left behind her parents Tick and Kate and her sister Meg, who are now focused on using the money that has been kindly donated by the community to help prevent other families from going through the same devastating experience.

The Junior Magpies League Tag teams wore blue ribbons in their games against Singleton on Friday night and Merriwa Secretary Fiona Morgan was thrilled with the support the players showed.

“It was fantastic to see the girls get behind this worthy cause that has seen the whole of our club now come on board, with the boys wanting to help promote the cause as well,” Morgan said.

“The Merriwa Junior Rugby League Club has a proud history of supporting worthy causes and the community spirit of Merriwa is one that can’t be understated.

“The games were played in tremendous spirit, showing how our great game can help promote causes, which is particularly important with an issue like this, and help educate and promote stronger communities.”

The Mounties Group, who are strong supporters of Country Rugby League at Junior level were excited to jump on board and provided Player of the Match prizes for both the Merriwa and Singleton players in all three games played.

To learn more about the Dolly’s Dream foundation and to donate click here