Maas Group Holdings (Maas) will be hosting a series of national fundraising events for the upcoming ‘Do It For Dolly Day’.
Falling on Friday the 12th of May this year, the construction and infrastructure company will host a plethora of family events with the goal to raise funds for Dolly’s Dream, a charity founded after 14-year-old Dolly Everett took her own life back in 2018 as a result of cyber-bullying.
Maas, a historic supporter of the charity – which aims to raise awareness of the abhorrent effects of cyber-bullying on children – raised $8,000 last year and are aiming to surpass that total by holding events across the nation at their operations facilities.
With Maas being founded in Dubbo, NSW Chief Operating Officer at Maas, Andy Letfallah, said that Dolly’s story carried extra “impact” in regional towns.
“Being headquartered in Regional Australia, we were aware of the tragic story of Dolly Everett,” he said. “Bullying, anxiety and depression have such an overwhelming flow on effect – especially when it comes to young people.”
Set to hold the first family-event in Dubbo, the day is going to feature barefoot bowls and a $5 entry fee to be donated directly to Dolly’s Dream – with Maas to match a considerable portion of the donations.
Additionally, the company is encouraging everyone to dress up in blue and purchase Dolly’s Dream merchandise on the day to support the charity. Other activities featured at the events include food trucks, kids’ games and a community raffle.
On top of bringing their fundraising event to Rockhampton, Newcastle, Sydney, Brisbane, Orange and Perth, the company also says that it hopes to explore a partnership beyond participating in ‘Do It For Dolly Day’ “to promote Dolly’s powerful message of kindness.”
“We were overwhelmed by the number of people from within our staff community opening up about the impacts that bullying, suicide, anxiety and depression has had on them and their loved ones,” said Andy.
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