Event Info

Thank you to everyone who supported the 2017 Walk for Love.

Walk for Love is a community event that gives you, your family and friends the opportunity to come together to remember, celebrate and honour your loved ones.

All funds raised support palliative patients and their families and ensure that Mary Potter Care is there every day that it is needed.

The next Walk for Love will be held in May 2018 and this page will be updated with more details closer to the event.


Fundraising Tips

Thank you for wearing your heart on your sleeve in memory of your loved one in the 2017 Mary Potter Walk for Love.

We can’t thank you enough for taking that extra step and making the commitment to raise much-needed funds to ensure that Mary Potter Care is here today and in the future.

The money you raise will make an immediate impact and help more patients and their families focus on the moments that matter most.

Fundraising is fun and getting started is easy! To get your fundraising efforts off to a flying start, we have some easy and fun ideas that are sure to deliver the dollars!

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Start a Fundraising page and share your link
As part of your registration you can choose to create your own fundraising page which we encourage you to personalise. You can add photos, stories, motivational quotes; whatever you think will inspire people to donate. Sharing what motivates you to raise money for patients and families who need the care of the Mary Potter Hospice will make your page even more engaging.

You can login to your fundraising portal here to update your page.

Forgotten your password? No worries! Click here and we’ll resend it to you.
2
Host a collection box at home or work
When you register we will send you a collection box in your fundraising kit. It's amazing how quickly donations can add up from loose change!
3
Sausage Sizzle
Hold a barbecue in your backyard or at your local supermarket or sporting club.
4
Garage Sale
Have a tidy up and turn your trash into treasure by hosting a garage sale.
5
Recycle
Make the most of SA’s cans and bottles recycling scheme and donate the funds you collect from recycling to the foundation.
6
Lunch break Walking Group
Ask people to join you on a walk in your lunch break in the lead up to Walk for Love. Ask for a gold coin donation to participate.
7
Get Baking
Entice your friends with delicious baked treats.
8
Host a Dinner Party
Get some friends or work colleagues together and have fun cooking a delicious dinner - just ask your guests to make a donation.
9
Host a Raffle
Ask local businesses to donate some prizes and sell raffle tickets to raise funds.
10
Casual Day
Introduce a dress down at school or work. Ask people for a gold coin donation to participate and fine those who don’t join in.
11
Give up a bad habit
Get sponsored to give something up. It could be anything from watching television or eating chocolate.

Got your own idea? We’d love to hear from you. Call Jess H to have a chat about fundraising on (08) 8239 0119.

We’d love you to share your fundraising stories and photos! Send them to us at reception@marypotter.org.au or post them on Facebook and Instagram using #wfl2017

History of Walk for Love

Sue Bardy (pictured), a nurse working at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital in the 1980’s decided to take up running – at age 52.

While running marathons Sue started fundraising. After commencing work with the Mary Potter Hospice she thought “why can’t I invite others to fund-raise?”

She did just that.

In 1988, Sue started the first Walk for Love. She decided on a Walkathon, copied a registration form and delivered it to letter boxes around North Adelaide. The first walk was 7km long and roughly 100 people took part.

The first route began and ended at the Hospice and it was obvious that this walk really meant something. For some people, it became part of the grieving process.

Sue says that the “Walk for Love is not just raising money – that is an aside- it passes the hospice and gives you a chance to think of your nearest and dearest”.

Each following year walkers would see a reminder in their letter box. Over the past 29 years, with help from the Foundation and supporters like you, this has grown to 800 people.

At age 73, Sue retired after nearly 22 years at the Mary Potter Hospice. She has since completed a PhD focusing on why nurses move in to palliative care nursing.

Sue hopes to walk with you again this year.

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