Dolly’s dream foundation launched before funeral

The devastated family of 14-year-old 'Akubra girl' Amy 'Dolly Everett have pushed through their overwhelming grief and set up a trust to help stop other children from taking their own lives.

Dolly was 'overwhelmed' by social media bullies and, as a way to escape their cruel taunts, she took her own life on January 3 - leaving her mum Kate, dad, Tick and sister, Meg devastated.

The family have been working hard to get 'Dolly's Dream' ready before their daughter's funeral on Friday - and have asked mourners and supporters to donate.

Amy Everett, known as Dolly, took her own life - aged 14 after becoming overwhelmed by the vile taunts of online bullies - pictured here as a young girl when she was the face of Akubra

Amy Everett, known as Dolly, took her own life - aged 14 after becoming overwhelmed by the vile taunts of online bullies - pictured here as a young girl when she was the face of Akubra

The family have been working hard to get ' Dolly's Dream ' ready before their daughter's funeral on Friday - and have asked mourners and supporters to donate

The family have been working hard to get ' Dolly's Dream ' ready before their daughter's funeral on Friday - and have asked mourners and supporters to donate

A Facebook Page launched by family and friends of the young teenager was lauched on Thursday - revealing bank details to support the cause

A Facebook Page launched by family and friends of the young teenager was lauched on Thursday - revealing bank details to support the cause

A Facebook Page launched by family and friends of the young teenager said Dolly's Dream aimed to bring bout positive change.

'In remembrance to Dolly and to facilitate positive change for other young lives, the Dolly's Dream Foundation aims to provide support to charity groups through fundraising and promotion.' 

'Together we can keep Dolly's dream for a better world alive,' the Dolly's Dream page said.

The page has been flooded with tributes to the popular teenager - and thanks to her parents for pushing through their grief to help others.  

'This beautiful family has taken their tragedy & turned it into something that will have a positive change not only in this country but in cyber space as well!' said one supporter.

'Thank you Everett family for showing so much strength during this tragic circumstance and wanting to make a difference,' said another.

'Together we can keep Dolly's dream for a better world alive,' the Dolly's Dream page said

'Together we can keep Dolly's dream for a better world alive,' the Dolly's Dream page said

'This beautiful family has taken their tragedy & turned it into something that will have a positive change not only in this country but in cyber space as well!' said one supporter

'This beautiful family has taken their tragedy & turned it into something that will have a positive change not only in this country but in cyber space as well!' said one supporter

Dolly drew this before her death - and it shares a dark message of strength - her family are sharing it hoping it will change lives

Dolly drew this before her death - and it shares a dark message of strength - her family are sharing it hoping it will change lives

The Everett family in happier times - Dolly is far right, pictured with her sister Meg, mother Kate and father Tick

The Everett family in happier times - Dolly is far right, pictured with her sister Meg, mother Kate and father Tick

'Thank you for having the courage and initiative to use your own story to create a safer, kinder place for our teens. Such a heartbreaking situation,' another wrote. 

The young girl from the outback south-west of Katherine in the Northern Territory has been described as the 'kindest, caring, beautiful soul' by her parents Tick and Kate, and her older sister Meg in a statement sent to Daily Mail Australia.

'She was always caring for animals, small children, other children at boarding school who were less fortunate than herself,' the statement said.

Dolly was known as an 'animal whisperer' from a young age - here she is with a newborn foal

Dolly was known as an 'animal whisperer' from a young age - here she is with a newborn foal

Living on the land was second nature to the young woman - as was being alongside horses

Living on the land was second nature to the young woman - as was being alongside horses

Touching photographs of the young girl prove this to be true. From sharing her water with a foal to kissing one on the nose - she was the 'baby animal whisperer.'   

'Out of all the sadness that the loss of our daughter has brought to our lives, we feel that through losing Dolly we would like to help other families by making an awareness of bullying and harassment that some people are sadly subject to,' the statement read.

'Our vision is to establish a trust called “Dolly’s Dream” through this trust we would hope to raise awareness around bullying, anxiety, depression and youth suicide.'

The family live on a station almost 500 kilometres south-west of Katherine, NT

The family live on a station almost 500 kilometres south-west of Katherine, NT

Dolly with her mum - the family's message is 'Stop Bullying, Be Kind, Do It For Dolly.'

Dolly with her mum - the family's message is 'Stop Bullying, Be Kind, Do It For Dolly.'

But for the moment they need some time to remember their sweet girl before laying her to rest on Friday.

'May we please ask for some time to celebrate the life of our much-loved daughter Dolly. This is all we are capable of at the moment and ask for your respect to give us time to grieve,'

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