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By Steve Hughes

Thanks for visiting my fundraising page and helping to create a kinder and safer world for Australia's kids and communities with Dolly's Dream!

Your donation will help raise much-needed funds for Dolly's Dream and support their anti-bullying initiatives and programs that are helping to empower and educate our community about the power of kindness and bullying prevention.

You can sponsor me and leave a message by clicking the donate button above.

Together we can make Dolly's dream a reality.

#DoItForDolly #bekind

My Updates

Thank you

Saturday 14th May
Thank you to everyone for your Support, , Kindness and Generosity. 
I didn't end up Swimming as far as I wanted to due to issue with right shoulder. 
However it was never really about the Swim rather Rasing Awarness and Hope. 
Channel 7 did a Story on the News and raised almost $3500 for #DollysDream #DoItForDollyDay

So Grateful for all the support

Friday 13th May
Thank you all for your support and genuine acts of kindness and generosity .
I thank you on behalf of all those that your support, kindness and generosity will assist by giving voice to those who need it most and Making more of Dolly's Dreams a reality. 
I also thank you all as a friend and the value of your support and friendship is Priceless. 

I thank you all & I'm So Grateful for all the support

Saturday 26th Mar
I'm overwhelmed and truly Grateful for all the support that I've received for #DollysDreamFundraiser .
I'm Proudly Supporting #DoitForDollyDay @dollysdreamaustralia
I thank you on behalf of all those that your Kindness & Generosity will help and assist by raising awareness and supporting those in need and enabling Dolly's Dream to act as a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves by changing cultures through educating the community and advocating for bullying laws and regulations . #BeKind #SpeakEvenifYourVoiceShakes

Why I'm Supporting @dollysdreamaustralia & What I'll be Doing

Thursday 10th Feb
Let me firstly start by thanking you for taking the time to read this .
I will be doing a swim on Friday the 13th of May supporting #DollysDreamFundraiser #DoItForDolly .
The plan is to Swim for as long as I can over the day.
 I've chosen to do a swim alone as I feel it aligns with #DollysDream purpose and also with those who they help & assist as many endure their turmoil and struggles alone.
I do not feel it is my place to share Dolly's story so please look to  About us - Dolly's Dream ( and also to see the amazing work #DollysDream do .
I'll be swimming for a Vibrant Gypsy Soul to hopefully raise awareness and help give voice to those who cannot speak for themselves #SpeakEvenIfYourVoiceShakes.
 I'm supporting Dolly' Dream as my own lived experience has given me the greatest sense of Empathy , Compassion , Understanding and Dolly's story and the work #DollysDreamAustralia do has touched my Heart and Soul.
I seek not a fortune in Donations / Sponsorship from anyone yet acts of kindness and a little from many may equate to a lot which may result in priceless change and giving further voice to those who need it most.
That's my hope.
 "There's no place like Hope".
If you are able to help it will be truly appreciated and I Thank You on behalf of all those you'll be helping , assisting and making more of #DollysDream  become a reality giving further voice & support to those who need it most.
The beneficiary of all funds raised is #DollysDream and your donation goes directly to them .
Thank you and Kindest regards Steve.

Thank you to my Sponsors


Access Recreation Inc.

Good Luck Steve!! We hope that lots of businesses get behind you and this great cause.


Movement Improvement Rockhampton



Specsavers is very proud to support Steve in this marathon swimming challenge. We believe in this very worthy cause and can't wait to watch Steve smash this challenge out of the park/pool. Good luck mate.


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Tanya And Craig

Awesome achievement for such a great cause


Amanda & Nathan Johnston

Well done mate - proud of you


Ashley Knight

Keep up the great work Steve.


Rebecca Cassidy


Sladden Family

Great work Steve


Stephen Hughes


Andre Luciano


Dr Vanessa Ghea And Mr Scott Hinton

Hi Steve This is a wonderful cause to support. We are pleased to have the opportunity to show our support with a donation. We congratulate you and wish you well in your efforts.


Naomi & Luke Buckley

Good on you Steve!! What a great thing you are doing.


Bill Arnold

Go, uncle Steve, my favorite fish.


Ronan And Rochelle Foolkes

Smash it, Steve! CQ Radiology and Queensland Ambulance Service are behind you 😊


James Wright


Joy Symons

Well Done Steve!! So proud of you mate!


Col Thorogood

Enjoy the day Steve. Your swimming for a great cause.


Damo & Sil

Good on ya Steve such a worthy cause. Go get em 🏊‍♂️



Go Steve! Great cause CQ Radiology support you.


Myburgh Family

Great Job Steve!! Well done on setting a goal and smashing it!!


Tanya Cottam

Well done Steve


Sally, James And Gus

Great job Steve, what an amazing pace and distance.


Terry Phelan


Alanna Miller

An absolute champion.



I’m a sono from CQ Radiology - good luck tomorrow!


The Cookes


Wanchap Family


Gavin Bendall

You have an incredible soul Steve!


Davina Taylor

Good luck with your swim! Such a worthy cause!



Well done



Great stuff … Get it Steve! Well done!


Angela Richardson

Champion effort Steve




Dan And Shannon Rufus

Good on you Steve!




Jennifer Williams


Michelle Williamson

Way to go Steve





Thanks Steve. You’re amazing. ❤️


Gary B.

You are a great man for doing this steve.