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.
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
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Host a collection box at home or work
Lunch break Walking Group
Host a Dinner Party
Host a Raffle
Give up a bad habit
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.