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GOODBYE: Warwick farewells Dolly in intimate service

TIME TO REFLECT: A gathering was held at Scots PGC College in Warwick this morning to remember student Amy
TIME TO REFLECT: A gathering was held at Scots PGC College in Warwick this morning to remember student Amy "Dolly” Jayne Everett who took her own life due to bullying last week. Elyse Wurm

AN INTIMATE gathering of people all dressed in blue gathered at Scots PGC College this morning to farewell Amy "Dolly" Jayne Everett.

The tribute to the Warwick schoolgirl was held at the same time as her family bid her farewell in her hometown of Katherine in the Northern Territory.

Lasting for about an hour, the service included prayers and music.

Taniesha Southerton wrote a poem to honour her lost friend:

And she will be free, like the leaves floating in the wind and stream,

With a cowboy hat as a halo, and a horse to be your wings,

May you now have all the time to do your cowgirl things,

May your horse never stumble,

Your stomach never grumble,

Your cinch never break,

Nor your heart ache,

May the heels on your dancing boots never wear out

May you forever be one of God's wildest angels

Fly high cowgirl

The order of service included prayers and readings from friends and family.
The order of service included prayers and readings from friends and family. Elyse Wurm

 

Scots PGC student Lourens Wiid attended the funeral, saying everybody was feeling the sorrow of Dolly's passing.

"It was very unexpected," he said.

"It was a nice service and nice to have it back in this community where she attended so people could say their goodbyes."

Dolly's death has captured the hearts of the nation, after she took her own life last week after suffering constant bullying and harassment.

A passionate anti-bullying campaign is spreading as the family of the Warwick schoolgirl hope to help save other "precious angels".

 

An intimate gathering was held in the chapel at Scots PGC College.
An intimate gathering was held in the chapel at Scots PGC College. Elyse Wurm

Crowds have gathered Casuarina St Primary School in the Northern Territory to farewell Dolly.

A private memorial service will be held for Dolly at the school before the family leads mourners in releasing blue balloons on the school's oval.

They are expected to address the media this afternoon.

Many of the vehicles in the school's car park have bumper stickers reading "#doitfordolly".

If you or anyone you know needs support call Lifeline on 13 11 14, Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 or visit Lifeline.org.au

Topics:  bullying doitfordolly dolly everett memorial service scots pgc college suicide



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