Red ribbons for Morcombes
WANTING to help the the parents of Daniel Morcombe, the staff at Bryson’s Place are wearing red ribbons of support today.
Lynn Bryson said the team had felt they wanted to do something to help the family.
“We’ve had such support from the customers; it’s been amazing,” she said.
“We were offering to give out ribbons and they said ‘we want to donate something’. So we started a fundraising jar.”
By 3pm yesterday, the money donated had more than quadrupled in size.
“We’ll give whatever we raise to the Daniel Morcombe Foundation,” Mrs Bryson said.
“We all admire them for what they’re going through, and this is our way of trying to support the family.”
If you would like to help support the family of Daniel Morcombe, head to Bryson’s Place to make a donation.
The 41-year-old man charged with Daniel Morcombe’s murder appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning, with the matter adjourned for further hearing on September 26.
As reported by AAP the man, who cannot be named, was dressed in jeans and a prison-issue brown jumper and said nothing during his brief court appearance before being remanded in custody.
His lawyer Tim Meehan told reporters his client would seek bail in an application to the Supreme Court but did not give any more details.
“My client will be defending the charges,” he said.
He said his client was faring well.
“In the circumstances he’s doing alright,” Mr Meehan said.
The lawyer had asked for his client to be excused from being present in the court.