Event Info

Each year, hundreds of families need Mary Potter Care.

If you have experienced this care you will know how important it is.

While our Walk for Love is a significant fundraiser for Mary Potter Hospice, it is particularly about honouring the lives, courage and memories of our loved ones.

The Walk for Love will be held on Sunday 26 May 2019. The walk commences at 10am from the Australian Lutheran College, corner of Jeffcott and Ward Street, North Adelaide (entrance on Ward Street) and both routes finish at the same location. There are two distance options:

- 3km route is wheelchair, pram and dog friendly
- 7km route is slightly more challenging

There is no registration fee. We simply ask that you make a gift to the Hospice from your heart.

Your donation will help to ensure that each patient and their family always receives care that is individual, meaningful, compassionate and loving.

You could even go one step further and do something extra-special: fundraise among your friends, family and colleagues. By asking them to support your own Walk for Love, you can make a very real impact, providing special moments of unexpected care to patients and families in the Hospice.

If you register online, a fundraising page will automatically be created for you which you can share with family, friends and colleagues. Or why not ask your friends and family to walk with you, and do their own fundraising?

Your generous efforts and gift will have a very real impact for patients and families, now and in the future.

Fundraising Tips

Thank you for honouring the lives, courage and memories of your loved ones by joining the Walk for Love.

We could not be more grateful to you for taking this step and raising funds from your friends, family and colleagues.

We have some ideas that might help you.

Click on each idea to expand.

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Fundraising is easier than you might think.
Dan has found a way to raise funds that works for him.
Read Dan's story
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Start a Fundraising page and share your link

If you registered online, you will already have an online fundraising page. If not, you can still have one created for you. If you need help with this, please call Lorna or Louise on 08 8239 0119 during business hours, or leave a message and we will call you back.

Once you have your fundraising page up and running, you can share your link with your friends, family and work colleagues or even post in on social media.

You can login to your fundraising page here whenever you want to update it.

Forgotten your password? No worries! Click here and we’ll resend it to you.

2
Your pink collection box at home or work
When you register we will send you a pink collection box and ideas on how to use this in your fundraising kit. It's amazing how quickly donations can add up from loose change!
3
Sausage Sizzle
Why not hold a barbecue in your backyard or at your local supermarket or sporting club?
4
Garage Sale
Perhaps it's a good time to have a tidy-up and turn your trash into treasure by hosting a garage sale.
5
Recycle
You could make the most of our local recycling scheme by donating any money you get from recycling your bottles and cans. Those 10 cents all add up!
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. You could ask everyone to make a gold coin donation as they set off. Plus it's a great way to get some exercise and fresh air!
7
Get Baking
Just like Dr Dan and his team "Happy Feet", you might like to bake some delicious treats, and sell them to friends and work colleagues.
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
Go casual at work. If your place of work allows it, maybe you could introduce a "dress down", "dress up" or just go casual for a day. You could ask everyone who participates for a gold coin donation.
11
Give Up Something
See who will sponsor you to give something up that you love! It might be anything from chocolate to wine to watching TV.

Got your own idea? We’d love to hear from you. Please call Lorna or Louise to have a chat about fundraising on 08 8239 0119 during business hours, or leave a message and we will call you back.

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 using #wfl2019

History of Walk for Love

In 1998, the first Walk for Love was started by Sue, a nurse working at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital. She created a registration form and delivered it to letter boxes throughout North Adelaide.

The first walk was 7kms long, beginning and ending at the Mary Potter Hospice. Roughly 100 people took part, and it became obvious that this Walk meant a great deal to many people. For some, it became part of the grieving process.

Sue said: “The Walk for Love is not just about raising money – that is an aside. It passes the Hospice and gives you a chance to think of your nearest and dearest.”

Every year following the first Walk, people would find reminders in their letter boxes about the next Walk. Over the past 31 years, those initial 100 people has grown to 800 who now take part in this special Walk for Love.

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

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