The Mary Potter Foundation
For 35 years The Mary Potter Foundation has been generating community support to care for people at the end of their lives and their families. This support provides funding for the extras not normally covered by medical insurance, so patients can receive loving and compassionate end-of-life care, when it matters most.
There are hundreds of ways the Foundation supports patient care each year. From a soothing massage or a facial, to a family creating mementoes through our art program, to a celebration of a special occasion, or the enjoyment of a favourite meal or visit from the therapy dogs. Every patient is different - making their care plan different.
Our mission is to inspire people to share our belief that caring for people at the end of their life is an honour and a privilege and to work with us to support live every day, every hour.
Thank you for supporting our mission.
Walk for Love
The first Walk for Love fundraising event was in 1987, created by Sue Bardy who was a Mary Potter Hospice nurse and an avid runner. She wanted to honour the many patients she had cared for, so she organised a 10km run through the streets of North Adelaide.
With so many families wanting to sponsor her and some wanting to join her on her run, the event changed from a memorial run to a Walk for Love, raising funds to support patient care.
The Walk is open to anyone. It is not a pre-requisite to have lost a loved one in Mary Potter. However, we find the majority of people who come back each year, have a personal connection.
This year, for the first time, we will have two Walks to choose from.
The staff at Calvary Central Districts Hospital have kindly offered to host a walk of their own, to honour those in their community who have died in the Mary Potter Northern Supportive Care Unit. Anyone living out north who ordinarily would come to the North Adelaide Walk is welcome to come along to the local Walk if you prefer.
Given COVID-19 restrictions will still be in place, we will be taking every precaution to ensure your safety.
The North Adelaide Walk will have staggered starts throughout the morning. We will not be walking as a group this year, to minimise contact with others. When signing up, you will be asked to choose a timeslot to start your walk.
The Elizabeth Vale Walk at Calvary Central Districts Hospital will have walker numbers capped, to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
Both Walks will have a fundraising BBQ and cake stall, which you are encouraged to support.
For both Walk for Me and Do Your Own WFL there is no registration fee. We simply ask that you make a gift from your heart.
Your donation will go directly to patient care; ensuring that each patient and their family receive loving and compassionate care when it is needed most.
If you are willing to do more, we would love you to go one step further and fundraise among your friends, family and workmates. By asking them to support you with a small donation, you can make a big difference by providing special moments of unexpected care for patients and families.
For more information refer to FAQ’s.