Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Father invites 14-year-old daughter's bullies to her funeral

Father invites 14-year-old daughter's bullies to her funeral

The family from Katherine, in the Northern Territory, have taken aim at keyboard warriors following the young girl's death and vow her life won't be a "waste".

More than 300 people bid Dolly goodbye in the Northern Territory.

Dolly, who was the face of Akubra hats, has been remembered by her family as the "kindest, caring, lovely soul".

The family has now started an online campaign to put an end to bullying.

Amy "Dolly" Everett was the face of Akubra Hats as a child.

'Dolly, you are loved and you will never be forgotten, ' he said in a Facebook post.

The shock of Dolly's tragedy has touched hearts and reminded many to check in with children and teens who may be suffering in silence. From pain and loss, we must renew our commitment to say no to bullying.

Amy "Dolly" Everett's devastated family have issued an emotional plea to stop bullying, urging people to "be kind and do it for Dolly" after a public memorial held for their daughter on Friday.

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Friends and family arrive at the memorial service for Dolly.

'Before Dolly died, she completed a drawing and wrote the words "Stand up, speak even if your voice shakes",' they said. This powerful message tells the dark, scary place our attractive angel had travelled to.

Dolly's death has sparked both sadness and outrage among many families, including those from rural and regional Australia. The tragic news travelled quickly via social media from the remote and sparsely populated cattle country of Australia's rugged far north.

Her parents said their daughter's death had brought their "world crashing down" as they launched a social media campaign to tackle.

"She was the same age as my little baby boy".

Speaking to media after Friday's service, Tick and Kate, as well as Dolly's sister Meg, said they would remember Dolly as "a kind, gentle and loving little girl who loved her animals and cared so deeply for other people less fortunate then her".

"If by some chance the people who thought this was a joke and made themselves feel superior by the constant bullying and harassment see this post, please come to our service and witness the complete devastation you have created", Tick Everett wrote on Facebook Sunday.

Everett was the well-known face of Akubra hats, one of Australia's most recognizable brands - a picture taken of her wearing one of its iconic rabbit-felt hats in 2009 is still regularly featured in the company's ads, most recently this past Christmas.

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