Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some answers to questions our users ask.
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.
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!
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.
Your donation and fundraising will bring Mary Potter Care to end-of-life patients in Mary Potter Hospice or the Mary Potter Northern Supportive Care Unit.
It is the specialised medical team of caring doctors and devoted nurses - as well as family counsellors, other allied health professionals and dedicated volunteers. It is a family member being able to stay comfortably overnight with a loved one. It is having a toasted sandwich and cappuccino any time of the day or night from the well-stocked Family Kitchen. It is having a relaxing facial, massage, or manicure. It is art, puzzles, pet therapy and music that help alleviate anxiety, restore calm and inspire creativity. It is a celebration with loved ones, or the surprise of a special meal & drink treats when families least expect it.
Palliative care is poorly funded. Therefore we call upon support from the community to help fund what medical insurance does not cover. This ensures everyone has access to the very best care, when it matters most.
- Unfortunately, you will not be able to sign up for the Walk on the day. Registrations close at 6pm online on the day before the Walk for Love. This is to ensure that the number of people on-site remains within the maximum allowed by SA Health for the venue.
- 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.
- There will be less activities at the venue this year. This is to minimise the number of people on-site. However, we don’t want you to rush off! Please take a moment to reflect on your Walk - and support our fundraising BBQ and cake stall before you leave for home.
- We will have sanitisers and wipes available at the event and at all water stations.
- Precautions will be taken to wipe down pens, tables etc.
- 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.
There is plenty of free street parking around both venues. At North Adelaide there is a drop-off zone – look for the flags.
There is no registration fee!
All we ask is when you sign-up you make a gift from your heart. These donations will ensure that each patient and their family receive care that is individual, meaningful, compassionate and loving. Children under 16 are not expected to make a gift.
We would love you to go one step further, to do something extra special, and fundraise among your friends, family and colleagues. Please consider asking them to support you taking part in the walk.
It is easy to register online. Simply click here. If you need help registering please contact Morgan 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 Morgan in our office on 08 8239 0119 (during business hours, or leave a message and she will call you back).
You will receive a Welcome Pack including your WFL bib to wear on the day, map and an Event & Fundraising Guide. We will post this pack to you.
When you sign-up online, a fundraising page will be automatically created for you. You will be sent an email with your login details and password. You can then customise and share your Walk for Love fundraising page if you wish.
If you cannot attend the walk, but would like to remember someone close to your heart, Walk for Me is available. Simply make a donation to ‘Walk for Me’. A student will walk for you, proudly wearing a bib bearing the name of your loved one. You will receive a photo of the student, after the event.
If you do not want to attend one of our Walks but you would like to do something to support Mary Potter Hospice or the Mary Potter Northern Supportive Unit, you can do your own walk. Register, make a small gift, and walk whenever you wish. If you are prepared to go ‘the extra mile’ and fundraise, you still can. A fundraising page will be created automatically when you sign up, which you can then share with family and friends.
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.
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.
There will be complimentary water at the venue.
North Adelaide – Hot drinks will be available for purchase at the Australian Lutheran College, along with a fundraising cake stall and sausage sizzle.
Elizabeth Vale – Hot drinks will be available for purchase at Calvary Central Districts Hospital, along with a fundraising cake stall and sausage sizzle.
Yes, you sure can! We just ask that you keep your dog on a short leash at all times.
The Walk has never been cancelled because of rain. However, in the case of lightning, the event may be cancelled. We will update our Facebook page and leave a message on our office phone - 08 8239 0119 on the morning of the walk. If you provide your mobile number, we will send you an alert.
Click on the Find a fundraiser or team tab on this Walk for Love website and use the search box. 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 [email protected] and we’ll get back to you.
Yes they are. All donations $2 or more are tax-deductible.
Anyone who makes a donation to you or your team online will receive a receipt automatically.
If you receive cash, we encourage you to issue a receipt immediately. We can provide you with a receipt book. 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.
Alternatively, you can complete the form on the back of your Event and Fundraising Guide (included in your Welcome Pack) and return it to the Foundation or bring it with you to the Walk. We will then issue receipts for all cash donations made on your behalf.
Forgotten your password? No worries! Click here and we’ll resend it to you.
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 click on the Sign up button, register and then you will be asked to select the team you wish to join.
Firstly, thank you for choosing to make a gift. Donations of $2 or more a 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).