Wear blue in memory of a wonderful 14 year-old

Wear blue in memory of Dolly.  "Dolly" Amy Jayne Everett. Pic Facebook. This photo was taken eight years ago.
Wear blue in memory of Dolly. "Dolly" Amy Jayne Everett. Pic Facebook. This photo was taken eight years ago.

Mourners thoughout Australia have been urged to wear blue today in memory of a young 14 year-old who took her life after being bullied.

Thousands have paid tribute to the former face of Akubra Hats, "Dolly" Amy Jayne Everett whose favorite colour was blue.

Her father, Tick Everett used Facebook to describe his grief, saying his beloved daughter felt she had no other option.

"I know for some suicide is considered cowardly but I guarantee those people wouldn't have half the strength that my precious little angel had," he wrote.

"...However, unfortunately, Dolly will never know the great pain and emptiness left behind.

"If we can help other precious lives from being lost and the suffering of so many, then Doll's life will not be wasted."

Mr Everett has urged anyone who was involved in bullying his daughter to attend the funeral.

"If by some chance the people who thought this was a joke and made themselves feel superior by the constant bullying and harassment see this post, please come to our service and witness the complete devastation you have created," he wrote on Facebook.

If by some chance the people who thought this was a joke and made themselves feel superior by the constant bullying and harassment see this post, please come to our service and witness the complete devastation you have created

Dolly's father.

Akubra Hats has also posted a moving tribute, which has been shared more than 11,000 times, honouring the girl who was the face of their past Christmas advertisements.

"To think that anyone could feel so overwhelmed and that this was their only option is unfathomable," the company wrote.

"Bullying of any type is unacceptable. It is up to us to stand up when we see any kind of bullying behaviour.

"Our hearts go out to her family and friends."

A public memorial service is being held today at the Casuarina Street Primary School in Katherine East.

Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.