Hunger Walk

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A 4KM WALK ALONG THE STURT RIVER TO RAISE MONEY FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE HUNGRY

Many people walk into MarionLIFE Community Services hungry.
Some haven’t eaten for a day, others for longer.
Some people have families to feed, others just need a little food for themselves.

The MarionLIFE Hunger Walk is an annual event to raise awareness about those experiencing hunger and raise money to support the work of MarionLIFE Community Services providing food, care and support to individuals and families in need.

The inaugural MarionLIFE Hunger Walk was held on Saturday 4 November, 2017. Watch the recap video below.

We had a fantastic time in 2017 with 91 people joining us on the day. Money raised will allow us to cover the costs of our Community Meal for six months, which equals 600+ meals served! Thank you!

A full album of photos from the day is available to view on our Facebook page here, plus there are a few photos from the day below. If you have any photos we’d love to see them; tag us on Facebook or email to info@marionlife.org.au.

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Thank you to our event sponsors:
Image Built www.facebook.com/ImageBathroomsKitchens
Drummer Marketing www.instagram.com/drummermarketing
Miss Sunday Event Stylist www.facebook.com/misssundayeventstylist
SA Aquatic Centre www.facebook.com/SAaquatic
The Good Guys Mile End www.facebook.com/TheGoodGuysMileEnd
Brighton Jetty Bakery www.facebook.com/brightonjettybakery

Thank you to our special guests: ABC’s Peter Goers as event MC, City of Marion Mayor Kris Hanna for officially launching the event, City of Marion Warriparinga Ward Councillor Raelene Telfer, South Australian Liberal Party Leader Steven Marshall and South Australian Liberal Party MPs David Speirs MP, Corey Wingard and Candidate for Elder Carolyn Habib.

We loved sharing the day with stallholders from the City of Marion, Foodbank SA, Uniting Care Wesley Bowden and Junction Australia to helping us all connect with our community.

Thank you to our caterers Marion Church of Christ’s Side Gate Café, Foodbank SA and the Lions Club of Edwardstown.

We had four Recreation and Sport Event Programming Students from the University of South Australia do an amazing job helping plan and run the event. Plus 11 MarionLIFE volunteers helped with many aspects on the day. First Aid was generously provided by St John Ambulance SA.

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Feedback from 2017 MarionLIFE Hunger Walk:

100% were likely to attend this event again

94% felt more connected to their community as a result of the event

72% increased awareness of hunger in Marion area

100% of stallholders said this was a worthwhile day for their organisation

What participants enjoyed:

  • “Well organised”
  • “Lovely walk”
  • “Sense of community”

 

2018 registration details will be available the near future.

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