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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Hibiscus planted at Australia Zoo for Daniel

Terri and Bindi Irwin planting the Daniel Morcombe Hibiscus tree

To keep Daniel Morcombe in peoples minds a new breed, the Daniel Morcombe Hibiscus was planted at Australia Zoo by Terri and Bindi Irwin. The plant was bought at the Dance for Daniel silent auction by Brisbane woman Kelly Shannon, who outbid Bindi Irwin. Terri Irwin and Australia Zoo crew attended the first annual Dance for Daniel, held at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday 4 March 2006. Australia Zoo donated a framed and autographed Steve Irwin khaki uniform with an original photo of Steve in the uniform. The item was placed in the auction for the night, and raised $3600 for the Daniel Morcombe charity. Australia Zoo also donated a prize pack including Australia Zoo merchandise and passes that was given away as a lucky door prize on the night. Terri also attended the second annual ‘Dance for Daniel’ event held on March 3, 2007. It was a hugely successful event for the Daniel Morcombe foundation, providing more exposure for their cause and almost tripling their fundraising target! Terri Irwin and Australia Zoo proud to provide continued support for the Daniel Morcombe. Daniel is missing, feared Abducted and Murdered. He disappeared on December 7th, 2003 while waiting to catch a bus. He was last seen on Nambour-Connection Road under the Kiel Mountain Road overpass, approximately 2km north of the Big Pineapple on the Sunshine Coast. Kelly donated the plant to Australia Zoo to plant as a permanent memorial to Daniel. His father, Bruce Morcombe said the hibiscus, in a prominent position at the zoo entrance, would keep his son on people’s minds.  

Daniel Morcombe

posted by Monique at 8:55 am  

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