Bravehearts is today marking over two decades of child protection, with their annual White Balloon Day celebrating 21 years.
Hundreds of schools, organisations and businesses, including Robina Telstra are taking part in today’s event, to help raise awareness and protect Aussie kids from sexual assault.
Founder and Executive Chair of Bravehearts Hetty Johnston said White Balloon Day is all about aiming to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child.
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“White Balloon Day is very close to the heart of communities right around the country and is the longest-running child protection campaign dedicated to the prevention of child sexual assault,” says Mrs Johnston.
“Bravehearts has come so far over the last two decades and has been a voice for the voiceless, breaking the silence on this crime, but we have a long way to go, and on September 8 our quest continues as we strive to create a safer Australia for our children.”
Money raised throughout the White Balloon Day campaign will go towards Bravehearts education programs including Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure Show’ and Cyber safety initiative ‘CyberEcho’.
Funds raised will also go towards Bravehearts’ suite of training programs and specialist support for kids and their families who have been affected by the crime of child sexual assault.
Further information about White Balloon Day and how you can get involved is available via the official White Balloon Day website here.