FAQs

Here are some answers to some questions about the Walk for Love that are often asked. 

If you cannot find the answer to your question please contact us on 08 8239 0119 or email us at walkforlove@marypotter.org.au.

How do I register?

It is easy to register online. Simply click here. If you need help registering please contact our office on 08 8239 0119 (during business hours, or leave a message and we will call you back) and we can talk you through the process.

If online registration is not for you, you can still be part of the Walk for Love - you can register for the event by calling our office on 08 8239 0119 (during business hours, or leave a message and we will call you back).

Is there a registration fee?

There is no registration fee!
All we ask is when you sign-up you make a gift from your heart. Your donation will ensure that each patient and their family receive care that is individual and meaningful. Children are not expected to make a gift.

If you would like to do more, we would love you to go one step further, and fundraise for us, by asking your friends, family and work colleagues to make a small donation towards our work. We know, from past experience, that most people are pleased to be asked and many will respond to support something that is important to you.

I registered and nominated a start time, but my family members have only just tried to register and now the timeslot is full. Can we walk together?

Yes – ask your family to call the Foundation on 08 8239 0119 and we will manually sign them up so you can walk together. We have held back a few places for Walkers who miss out on their preferred time slot when signing up online.

Why are there different starting times at the North Adelaide Walk?

This is to comply with SA Health so we can provide a COVID-safe environment. Instead of walking on-masse like we have done before, everyone will set off for their Walk individually or with their team, at staggered times throughout the morning. This will keep everyone safe.

What time should I arrive?

North Adelaide: Please arrive 10 – 15 minutes before your start time.

Elizabeth Vale: please arrive any time after 9.30am. We will be starting at 10am sharp!

How will the funds raised be used?

Thanks to our event sponsors, every gift you make and every dollar you raise will go directly towards our work, bringing compassionate care to our patients and loving support to their families. We currently support over 1000 patients in the care of Mary Potter Hospice, the Mary Potter Northern Supportive Care Unit and Calvary's Palliative Home Care Service.

What COVID-19 safety measures are you taking?

Unfortunately, you will not be able to register at the event. This is so we can manage the number of people on site at any one time; to comply with the maximum allowed by SA Health for the venue.

Registrations close at 5pm online on the Friday before your chosen Walk for Love.

For the North Adelaide Walk only, you will be asked to choose one of four timeslots to start your Walk. Please arrive, gather your friends and family, and then line up as a group to start your Walk within the hour you chose. Individuals and groups will then leave intermittently, rather than en-masse.

On arrival please check in using the QR Code on display at all entrances or at our Welcome desk.

We will have sanitisers and wipes available at the event and at all water bottle refill stations.

Masks must be worn on-site at the Walk for Love Village at the North Adelaide and Elizabeth Vale events. 

Precautions will be taken to wipe down pens, tables etc.

To enter Calvary North Adelaide Hospital on-route (e.g. to use the bathrooms along the route) you must be fully vaccinated and will need to check in on entry to the site.

Unfortunately at this time you will not be able to vist the Mary Potter Hospice on the North Adelaide Walk for Love. 

A COVID Marshal will be on-site to ensure everyone is doing the right thing.

A ‘Do your Own’ Walk option has been created for anyone who feels uneasy about attending an organised event.

Where can I park?

There is plenty of free street parking around both venues. At North Adelaide there is a drop-off zone – look for the flags.

What happens after I register to Walk at North Adelaide or Elizabeth Vale?

You will receive a Welcome Pack via the post which includes your WFL bib to wear on the day, a map and an Event & Fundraising Guide which contains everything you need to know about the Walk.

If you have qualified for a free commemorative T-Shirt - congratulations!!! You will also receive a special card which you can exchange for your T-shirt, when you collect your T-shirt from our office during business hours or at the event. Commemorative T-shirts will not be posted due to the high cost of postage.

Please note - if you register within two weeks of our Walk, your Welcome Pack will not be posted due to Australia Post delays. Your pack can be collected from our office during business hours or at the event. 

When can I create my fundraising page?

When you register online and ask for a fundraising page to be created for you, you will receive via email a link, which you can then share with family and friends.

We encourage you to personalise your fundraising page with a photo of yourself or the special person you are Walking in memory of.

We have included a standard message about the Walk and the work of the Foundation, however, we know that when you change the message to reflect why you are walking, more people will respond and you will raise more.

How does the ‘Walk for Me’ option work?

If you cannot attend the walk, but you would like a special person honoured on the day, 'Walk for Me' may be for you. Simply select the walk type ‘Walk for Me’ and make a gift from your heart when prompted.

A student from St Peter's Boarding will walk the 7km route for you; proudly wearing a bib bearing the name of your loved one. You will receive a photo of the student, after the event.

How does the ‘Do your Own Walk’ option work?

If you would prefer to organise your own Walk for whatever reason, we have a Do You Own Walk option available.

Simply register by choosing the walk type - Do You Own Walk, provide your event information and make a small gift from your heart.You can walk alone or ask friends and family to join you.

If you are prepared to go ‘the extra mile’ and fundraise, you still can. A fundraising page will be created automatically when you register. You will receive an email from us with a link to your page, which we encourage you to share with family and friends.

How long does the Walk for Love take?

The 3km route is wheelchair, pram and dog friendly and takes approximately 30 minutes.

The 7km route (North Adelaide only) is slightly more challenging and takes just over an hour.

What should I wear to on the day of the Walk?

We suggest keeping an eye on the weather and dressing appropriately in comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Bring an umbrella or wear a hooded garment if it is raining.

Will there be food and drinks available?

Drinks will be available for purchase at both Walks, along with a fundraising cake stall and sausage sizzle.

We encourage you to bring your refillable drink bottle, however, complimentary bottled water will be available thanks to our sponsors.

Water will be available at Water Stations along the route.

Water for our four-legged friends will be available around the Event Village and at the water stations.

 

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, you sure can! We just ask that you keep your dog on a short leash at all times.

What if it rains?

The Walk has never been cancelled because of rain.

However, in the case of inclement weather we reserve the right to cancel the event.

On the Friday before the Walk, we will email every registrant with last-minute information. The aniticipated weather conditions will be addressed in this email.

In the event of deteriorating weather conditions/expected lightening at the time of the Walk, we will update our Facebook page and leave a message on our office phone - 08 8239 0119 by 7am on the morning of the Walk. If you are unsure, please check one of these sources before leaving home.  

I am not taking part but I want to donate to someone who is – how do I find a walker’s fundraising page?

Use the search bar (top right) to Find a Fundraiser & enter their name. If you have trouble finding someone, give our office a call on 08 8239 0119 (during business hours, or leave a message and we will call you back) or email us walkforlove@marypotter.org.au and we’ll get back to you.

Are donations tax-deductible?

Yes they are. All donations $2 or more are tax-deductible. Receipts will be automatically generated for any online gift. Receipts will be issued for any gifts made direct to you, upon request. See below.

What do I do if I receive a cash donation? 

If you receive a cash donation, we encourage you to record the donation on page 6 of the Fundraising and Event guide received in your Welcome Pack. When you return the donation and the form to us we will issue a receipt on your behalf. Please bring your donations and form with you to the Walk or drop into our office before or after the Walk.

For donations to count towards your commemorative event T-shirt, please let us know that you have received a donation so we can put a T-shirt aside for you. 

You can add cash donations to your online page. Follow the steps for adding Offline Donations found in your online portal. 

We can also provide you with a receipt book so you can issue a receipt on the spot! Please contact our office on 08 8239 0119 (during business hours or leave a message and we will call you back) and one will be sent to you. Please bring the receipt book and cash with you to the Walk. Please only hand over cash to the volunteers at the Welcome Tent.

 

I can't remember my password, can you send me a new one?

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

How do I join an existing team?

If your team has already been registered in the Walk for Love you’ll need to know your Team Name. Then all you will need to do is use the Find a Fundraiser seach function at the top of the website to search for the Team Name. Once you find the team you want to join click Join Us. You will then be able to register for the Walk option of your choice.

How do I make a general donation to the Walk for Love?

Firstly, thank you for choosing to make a gift. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. To make a donation online please click here or on the donate button above. Alternatively, please call The Mary Potter Foundation office on 08 8239 0119 (during business hours to donate over the phone).

How do I qualify for a 2022 Walk for Love Commemorative T-shirt?

Thanks to the generosity of our event sponsors, RAA and Banner Crew, we are delighted to be able to say thank you to the first 200 'fundraisers' with a 2022 Walk for Love Commemorative T-shirt to wear on the day.

To be eligible all you have to do is register as a fundraiser and once your online page has received two or more gifts, you are considered 'eligible'. You will be contacted to ask for your size.

We have been given only 200 T-shirts to give away. We encourage you to fundraise early so you don't miss out and to have the best chance of obtaining a T-shirt in your size.

We are so grateful to our sponors for providing this incentive for those who choose to fundraise for us. The Walk for Love is our biggest fundraising event of the year. We rely on the proceeds we collectively raise to fund our work, supporting palliative patients and their families. Thank you for getting involved and for 'going the extra mile with every step you take'.

Can I register on the day of the event?

Unfortunately you will not be able to register on the day of the event. This is so we can manage the number of people on site at any one time, which is part of our COVID-Safe Plan. Registrations close at 5pm online on the Friday before the Walk for Love. 

If you have missed out, you could still make a gift towards our work, or contact our office so we can put you on our mailing list for next year's event.