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 [email protected].

Is there a registration fee?

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There is no fee to register for the Walk for Love. 

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. 

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.

How do I register?

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To register, it is as simple as clicking the 'Register' button at the top of our website and following the prompts. There will be options for registering to Walk for Love, to Do Your Own walk or to Walk for Me. 

Please ensure you are only registering yourself and those who you live with. All other family, friends and colleagues will need to complete their own registration. Don't worry - even when registering as an individual you are able to create a team to invite your loved ones to join, you can all walk together even with separate registrations!

If you need help registering please contact our office on 08 8239 0119 during business hours and we can talk you through the process.

What happens after I register?

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If you have registed for Walk for Love or to Do Your Own, you will receive a Registration Pack via the post which includes your bib to wear on the day and an event guide containing all of the information you need to know about the Walk for Love. 

If you are one of the FIRST 400 to donate and register for Walk for Love you will qualify for a commemorative 2024 Walk for Love beanie. If you have purchased merchandise during the registration process and requested that it is posted to you, you will receive this with your registration pack.

If you donated to have a student walk for you in 'Walk for Me', shortly after the day of the Walk, you will receive a photo of the student walking in memory of your loved one, bearing your loved one's name on their bib. 

Please note - If you register after 13 May 2024, your registration pack will need to be collected from the Event Info Tent at the Walk. 

How do I join an existing team?

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To join an existing team, simply click register at the top of the website and fill in your details. Within the registration process you will be asked whether or not you would like to create or join a team.

At this step, you can simply press 'join team' and search your team's name. 

What time should I arrive?

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Your Registration Pack will detail the timeslot you can walk within, based on what you chose during the registration process. 

You are more than welcome to arrive ahead of your Walk timeslot to spend a little while in the Walk for Love Village, grab a coffee and a baked treat and refill your water bottle. 

Where can I park?

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There is plenty of free street parking around Carclew, the venue for the Walk for Love. Ensure you take note of the signage displaying car park restrictions. 

Can I register on the day of the event?

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To ensure we can include your loved one in our memorial activity, there will be no registrations on the day. Registrations are open until 5pm on Thursday 23rd May.

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.

How long does the Walk for Love take?

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On average, walkers take approximately 30 minutes to complete the 3km walk and 1 hour to complete the 7km walk. 

There is no pressure to complete your walk within a set amount of time, of course. 

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

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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?

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Drinks will be available for purchase, along with a fundraising cake stall, egg and bacon rolls and a vegetarian and vegan friendly alternative. 

We encourage you to bring your refillable drink bottle, a limited amount of bottled water will be available.You are able to refill your bottle at a number of water fountains along the route.

Water for our four-legged friends will be available around the Walk for Love Village and at the water fountains.

Can I bring my dog?

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

What if it rains?

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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 anticipated 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.  

How do I qualify for a 2024 Walk for Love Commemorative Beanie?

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Thanks to the generosity of our event sponsors, DBH & RAA, we are delighted to be able to say thank you with a 2024 Walk for Love Commemorative Beanie.

It is as simple as registering early and being one of the first 400 people to register and make a donation.

Should you qualify for a beanie, you will be advised of the details on how to collect it within your registration pack.

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

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Use the search bar (top right) to Find a Fundraiser by entering their name. If you have trouble finding someone, give our office a call on 08 8239 0119 or email us [email protected] and we’ll get back to you.

Are donations tax-deductible?

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Yes they are. All donations $2 or more are tax-deductible. Receipts will be automatically generated for any online gift.

Receipts can be issued for any gifts made direct to you, upon request. See below.

What do I do if I receive a cash donation? 

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If you receive a cash donation and the donor has requested a receipt, record their full name, the donation amount and a postal address or email address where their receipt can be sent to. 

You can add cash donations to your online fundraising page page by logging into your account and choosing 'Add Offline Donations'.

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 and one will be sent to you.

Please bring any cash donations, receipt books & receipt requests with you to the Walk for Love or to our Foundation Office. Please only hand over cash to the volunteers at the Event Info Tent.

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

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Firstly, thank you for choosing to make a gift. To make a donation online please click the 'Donate' button at the top of this website.

Alternatively, please call The Mary Potter Foundation office on 08 8239 0119 if you wish to donate over the phone. 

Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. 

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