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 an important fundraiser for Mary Potter Care, it is very much about honouring the lives, courage and memories of our loved ones.

The Walk for Love will be held on Sunday 27 May 2018. The walk commences at 10am and begins and ends at Carclew, 11 Jeffcott St, North Adelaide. There are two distance options;

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

This year there will be no registration fee.

In order to be part of the Walk, we ask that you make a gift from your heart. Your donation will help to ensure that each patient and their family receive care that is individual, meaningful, compassionate and loving.

We would love you to go one step further, to do something extra special, and fundraise amongst your friends, family and colleagues. Please consider asking them to support you taking part in the walk.

When you register online, a fundraising page will automatically be created for you.


Fundraising Tips

Thank you for honouring the lives, courage and memories of your loved ones and joining the 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 help to ensure that each patient and their family receive care that is individual, meaningful, compassionate and loving.

Fundraising is easier than you might think. Sam mentioned that he had never done any fundraising before and was amazed by the good response, “People recognised The Mary Potter Foundation and were happy to help.” You can read Sam’s full story here.

Below are some ideas on how you can fundraise. You can click on each ‘idea’ to read more.

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1
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, please call Phoebe on 08 8239 0119.

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

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 and sell the snags for a small fee and put the proceeds in your pink collection box.
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
Just like the members of Team Hope.Faith.Love you could bake some delicious treats and sell them to friends or work colleagues. Any funds raised can be added to your pink collection box.
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. Please call Jess 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 #wfl2018

History of Walk for Love

In 1988, Sue (pictured), a nurse working at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital started the first Walk for Love. She created 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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