DANCE FOR DANIEL: Denise and Bruce Morcombe in front of a painting of Daniel, at an earlier fundraiser.
DANCE FOR DANIEL: Denise and Bruce Morcombe in front of a painting of Daniel, at an earlier fundraiser. Nicola Brander

Dance for Daniel officially sold out

VISITING the Nambour-Connection Rd overpass where their son was snatched by his killer, Bruce and Denise Morcombe collect the gifts and mementoes placed at the memorial.

The Sunshine Coast couple whose 10-year crusade to find Daniel put them in the spotlight, hold the gestures of love from the community dearly, and they have pride of place at the Daniel Morcombe Foundation headquarters at the Big Pineapple.

Support for the Morcombes and their work in child safety is also evident in ticket sales for the foundation's biggest event of the year.

Tickets to this year's Dance for Daniel sold out within days.

The event, now in its ninth year, is a chance for volunteers and supporters to celebrate the foundation's achievements and generate much-needed funds.

A capacity list of 500 guests are expected at the Caloundra RSL for the event on June 14.

Bruce Morcombe said it was humbling to have the clear support of the community and the foundation.

"It's pretty extraordinary, we've never sold out that quick before," Mr Morcombe said.

"This is more than just a fundraiser, it is a special event, a fun event and lets us reflect on the previous 12 months and tell the audience how the foundation's work is making a different in the community and where we are going."

Following the sentencing of Daniel's killer Brett Cowan the Morcombes went straight back to work, spreading the messages of the Daniel Morcombe Foundation as the messages of support continue to come in.

"Truly, we owe it to the community for propping us up," Mr Morcombe said in a recent magazine interview.


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