2014 Hobart “Put Your Foot Down” Walk

Monday, 03 November 2014 Posted in Past Events, 2014

We had a truly incredible walk in Hobart with numbers almost four times what they were in 2013 and so far $8,435 raised. The weather was slightly challenging – 5 degrees to begin with, with snow on the mountain, rain, gusting winds and hail during the morning. Not that it had any impact on the hardy locals who turned up in droves.

Thank you to everyone who registered, fundraised and donated to the walk!

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  • Wrest Point bathed in purple for the week leading up to the walk.

  • Late registrations underway on the day!

  • Our walkers turn up in big numbers.

  • No age limit to our walkers!

  • Our MC for the day was Rob Mallett.

  • The Hon. Dr Vanessa Goodwin, MLC, Liberal Member for Pembroke, Attorney General was on hand.

  • Foundation Co-founder and Chair, Caroline Kelly, once again welcomed the walkers.

  • Our 2014 Walkers.

  • The usual stretching routine before the big walk is underway.

  • Let the walk begin!

  • They make an impressive walking group.

  • A spectacular backdrop of a snowy Mt Wellington for the walkers.

  • One of our dress-up winners.

  • Dressing-up is taken seriously by our walkers, and especially useful for the cold weather!

Thank you to the following corporate sponsors who helped immeasurably by providing food, drinks, prizes, services and awareness:

Woolworths, Wellcom, Coca-Cola Amatil, Red Jelly, Muk Hair Care, Wrest Point, Cripps, Nubake and Beak and Sons.

Thank you to the following media outlets for promoting the walks:

ABC 936, Heart 107.3, HOFM 101.7, The Mercury and WIN

The planning team did an incredible job of making the walk the huge success it was:

Alex and Catherine Nicholson, Justine Bridgland, Kate Harris, Kate Lowry and Alison Mapley-Hicks.

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped out on the day and to guest speakers: Dr. Vanessa Goodwin and Dr. Louise Nott.

Prize winners:

Highest individual fundraiser: Bec Chivers ‘Support Liam, Bec, Ted and Ralph’.

Highest team fundraiser: Kate Harris ‘Put Your Foot Down’

Most Creatively Dressed in Purpleadult: Alison Mapley-Hicks

Most Creatively Dressed in Purplechild/children: Molly and Eve

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