Locals urged to get involved in White Balloon Day

Every two hours in Australia, a child is sexually harmed in some way. It’s a statistic Bravehearts want to change, but they need your help.

They are encouraging Gold Coasters to take part in White Balloon Day to put an end to child sexual assault in the community.

Held on Friday 9th September during Child Protection Week (Sept 4-10), White Balloon Day brings together individuals, schools, governments, police, survivors, celebrity ambassadors, corporates, businesses and organisations for the common goal of child protection.


White Balloon Day ambassador Natalie Gruzlewski urged everyone to get on board.

“The work that Bravehearts does in the community is just incredible and I’m continually inspired by the difference this organisation makes in the lives of so many children and families,” she said.

“As a proud Bravehearts ambassador and a parent, I understand there is nothing more important than helping to protect and educate our most vulnerable.

“When I hear stories about children being harmed, it just breaks my heart and as a society, we all have a responsibility to make sure kids can grow up safe and in happy and protective environments.”

Gold Coasters are being encouraged to host a White Balloon Day event, fundraise online or generate awareness via social media. Money raised throughout the campaign will go towards creating child safe communities via preventive education and training programs as well as specialist support for kids and their families affected by child sexual assault.

Bravehearts founder and CEO Hetty Johnston said it’s everyone’s responsibility to protect Aussie kids. “Child protection is everyone’s responsibility and we all have children in our lives who we love and want to protect,” said Ms Johnston “Child sexual assault is preventable. By helping us we can put a stop to it. Let’s do this as a nation, and together we can exact change and make a big difference to so many.

White Balloon Day

For more information and to get involved visit: whiteballoonday.com.au/