Walk a Mile in My Boots for the Hutt St Centre
Come together with friends, families, and colleagues to walk a mile in the boots of a person facing homelessness in South Australia by walking one mile on a cold, winter’s morning.
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, one of Australia’s largest fundraising events for homelessness services is hoping to attract 6000 participants to match the annual number of people without a home in SA.
In the lead-up to the event, South Australians are being asked to help raise money for Adelaide’s Hutt St Centre, which has been supporting people experiencing homelessness for more than 60 years.
Hutt St Centre CEO Ian Cox said Walk a Mile in My Boots would see participants make their way through Adelaide’s CBD on a cold, winter’s morning as an act of solidarity.
We want to give an insight into what it’s like to be challenged by homelessness – to get up early and have to walk the streets just to get breakfast and a hot shower.
Homelessness can and does happen to anyone. By joining us for Walk a Mile in My Boots, you’ll be showing that this is an important issue to you, and that no person should feel like they’re walking alone.
Participants can register as individuals or in teams, with this year’s fundraising target set at $225,000.
When you walk, you become one of the many voices that says no one in our community should be without a safe, secure home. When you fundraise, you ensure people experiencing homelessness can access vital services that allow them to rebuild their lives.
Walk a Mile in My Boots McLaren Vale | Friday 3 August 2018 | 7.30am
The walk starts at Oxenberry Farm and ends at Hardys Tintara. The walk takes approximately 30 minutes, followed by a traditional Hutt St Centre BBQ breakfast.
Walk a Mile in My Boots Adelaide | Friday 10 August 2018 | 7.30am
The walk begins at Victoria Park /Pakapakanthi (Wakefield Road entrance) and finishes at the South Park Lands/ Tuthangga, Hutt Road. The walk takes approximately 30 minutes, followed by a traditional Hutt St Centre BBQ breakfast.
It is held bright and early at 7:00 am for a 7:30 am start, and will only take 1 hour of your time, allowing you to go to work or school afterwards.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Walk a Mile in My Boots website.
What: Walk a Mile in My Boots
When: McLaren Vale – Friday 3 August 2018 | Adelaide – Friday 10 August 2018
Where: McLaren Vale – Oxenberry Farm, 26 Kangarilla Rd, McLaren Vale | Adelaide – Victoria Park, Adelaide
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Image Source: Walk a Mile in My Boots webiste.
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