Emily Mae Richards, Mia Seitz, Tori Grinsey, Georgia Richards, Emily Rodgers and Rod Kirkland show their support.
Emily Mae Richards, Mia Seitz, Tori Grinsey, Georgia Richards, Emily Rodgers and Rod Kirkland show their support.

Students show Daniel has not been forgotten



A YEAR has passed since Sunshine Coast teenager Daniel Morcombe vanished, but Tallebudgera State School students are not giving up hope that he can be found.

In a show of solidarity, students donned red ribbons last week and raised funds for the Queensland Police Service's Youth Initiative Program, that ensures the momentum of the search for 13-year-old Daniel continues through advertising.

Parent Liz Seitz, who organised more than 1000 red ribbons for her daughter Mia and four of her friends to sell, said the effort was mainly about raising awareness.

"A year on it is about awareness ? this can happen anywhere at anytime," Ms Seitz said.

Meanwhile, Palm Beach resident Heather Haynes has organised Shine A Light for Daniel at Evandale Council grounds at Bundall next Tuesday, the anniversary of Daniel's disappearance.

The short service will begin at 7pm and people have been urged to bring a candle and wear a red ribbon.

"I haven't been able to get the little boy with the red t-shirt out of my mind - he was going Christmas shopping and to have a hair cut - and I felt it would be nice for the Gold Coast to do something for the Sunshine Coast," Ms Haynes said.

Daniel was last seen at a bus stop at Palmwoods on Sunday, December 7 last year.

If anyone has any information call Crime Stoppers on 1800?333?000.



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