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Mary’s House Walk 2022 – Event Details

EVENT INFORMATION FOR SUNDAY 30th OCTOBER

With only a few days to go until the 2022 Mary’s House Walk, now is a good time to share some key information about the walk and details of the activities we have planned for the day.  

The Starting Line

8:15 – 9:00am: Registrations open at Milson Park, Kirribilli. Here you will be provided with your Mary’s House walking cap and drink bottle. Croissants have been donated by I LOVE BUTTER for the first 100 people to arrive.

9:00am: Welcome Speeches will commence.

9:15am: Warm-up by Mel Thomas from KYUP.

Mel is a frontline domestic violence prevention expert who speaks openly and candidly about the complex social issues surrounding family violence from first-hand experience.

In 2013, Mel won a scholarship with the Layne Beachley Foundation to establish Australia’s Premier domestic violence prevention education charity, the KYUP! Project (pronounced KEY-UP! named after a martial arts power shout).

9:45am: The Walk commences in 5-minute groupings. You will be allocated with a group start at registration.

12:30pm: When you have completed the walk back at Milson Park, we welcome everyone to continue up the hill towards The Kirribilli Centre and join us for a casual lunch. Access to The Kirribilli Centre will be from Bligh Street, Kirribilli.

Wet Weather

While the weather is looking good for Sunday, we still need to be prepared that this may change. If there is light or slight drizzle for the walk, we will still be going ahead with it. In the event that the weather poses a risk to our participants, the event will be cancelled. We will be making a decision by 5pm Saturday if this occurs and posting it on our socials and website.

Parking

Parking can be challenging in Kirribilli and we encourage people to use the local public transport options i.e. train, ferry or bus. There are some spots around Milson Park that are not subject to restrictions on a Sunday.

Lunch

We welcome everyone to join us for lunch at The Kirribilli Centre from 12:30. We have pizza from the Pizza Boys and drinks available. We would love to see as many children come as well and we have entertainment for the children as well as treats. Bring your families along to celebrate your achievement!. Kindly access The Kirribilli Centre from Bligh Street.

Raffle

We will be selling raffle tickets on the day for $10 each. The prizes include:

  • RM Williams 90th Anniversary Craftsman Boot, valued at $649.00.
  • Vittoria Coffee hamper
  • Sunset Cruise and 3 course dinner for 2 on Sydney Harbour valued at $250.00
  • Australian wine
Dogs

We welcome your furry friends to come along on the walk with us. Unfortunately dogs are not permitted on the grounds of The Kirribilli Centre. You may be able to tie them outside the Centre, if this was an option for you.

Fundraising

We are well on our way of achieving a great fundraising effort for Mary’s House Services. We received over 300 referrals last year and all money raised will enable us to extend our reach to more women and children impacted by domestic violence. Thank you for all your efforts so far, keep it going!

Have fun

Most importantly, this is a time to have fun! Get your community onboard, meet new people and pound those pavements in preparation.

The Map

All participants will be provided with specific details of the walking route around the Lower North Shore on the day, below if an indication of the area we cover.

Thank you

We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday 30 October. Thank you again for supporting Mary’s House Services and the families we support escaping domestic violence, we truly are so grateful.

Know that you are keeping fit while walking against domestic violence.

Thanks to our sponsors of this year’s Mary’s House Walk, SAINT SOMEBODY, Holding Redlich and the Mater Hospital, North Sydney. We would also like to thank all the volunteers who will be assisting with the day, this event could not be possible without them.

We thank those businesses who have donated items for the walk Vittoria Coffee, R.M. Williams and I Love Butter.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at jacquiem@maryshouse.org.au.

Warmest regards

Mary’s House Services Team x

Join us on the Mary’s House Walk 2022 – Sunday 30 October

We are inviting all our community to join us to say “No” to Family and Domestic Violence.

REGISTER NOW for Mary’s House Walk and make a difference to the lives of women and children. We need your support to help domestic violence victim survivors by raising a HUGE $100,000. What can you do?
JOIN US!! On Sunday 30th October we are holding a fundraising walk around the North Shore, followed by pizza, ice-cream, drinks, entertainment for the kids and more. PLEASE Sign up here today. It will be a great family friendly event!
Thanks to our incredible sponsors Holding Redlich SAINT SOMEBODY Mater Hospital Sydney

Mary’s House Walk – Sunday 30 October – SAVE THE DATE!

On Sunday 30th October, we will be pounding the pavement on a 10km walkathon around our beautiful lower north shore, raising awareness and funds for Mary’s House Services. Come join us, or if you can’t, you can register for our virtual walk. More information very soon! For now, please mark your calendar. We will be warming up from 08.30, departing from Milson Park, Kirribilli. Can’t wait!

TAFE Workshop | How To Recognise And Respond To Domestic Family Violence

This FREE TAFE workshop will be online over two evening sessions – Tuesday 26th July and Tuesday 2nd August.

It is for businesses with forward facing customer services workers such as hairdressers, beauticians, cafes, pharmacies, bottle shops and others. It aims to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills to assist members of their community who may be experiencing or are impacted by domestic violence to seek support.

To book online go to:  Recognise and Respond to Domestic and Family Violence Tickets | TryBooking Australia

Tafe Workshop Flyer - online

A Conversation with Jess Hill – Wednesday 4 May

Join us for a conversation with Jess Hill as she reflects on her research and her perspectives of how healthy relationships can impact children. Jess will also talk about how parents, carers, teachers and the community they live in might be part of preventing coercive control and domestic violence before it starts.

Mary’s House Services Gala Dinner – 10 March 2022

You are invited to the Mary’s House Services’ 2022 Gala Dinner.

In honor of International Women’s Day, we are hosting a dinner to raise much needed funds  to enable us to continue meet the growing need of our services and support women and children impacted by domestic abuse.

Tickets are $190 each, a table of 10 $1900 or a corporate table $2400*.

Event includes:

Canapes on arrival

3 Course Dinner plus drinks

Speakers including investigative journalist, Jess Hill

Live Music

Auction items

Tickets are limited and can be purchased here

 

*Corporate table will allow corporate branding on the table, a table close to the speakers and a $500 donation.

Mary’s House Walk 2021

We have some exciting news…

Entries are now OPEN for the 2021 Mary’s House Walk.

Over the month of October, we are inviting you to walk in the shoes of women and children escaping domestic violence and commit to a challenge of ‘steps’. Let women and children know that they are not on this journey alone. That this community joins together to say ‘no’ to domestic violence and abuse.

In 2021, we are walking together virtually to support women and children escaping domestic violence and save lives. There are a number of challenges you can commit to or create your own:

INDIVIDUAL: 76,000 steps per week (in honour of the 76 women and children who lost their lives to domestic violence in 2020).

TEAM/FAMILY: 1.6 million steps in the month of October (to represent the 1.6 million women who have experienced physical or sexual violence by a current or previous partner since the age of 15).

COMPANY – 2.2 million steps in October (to represent the 2.2 million women who have experienced emotional abuse by a current or previous partner since the age of 15).

For more information, click here.

Recruit your friends, rally your family, and join us to raise funds for Mary’s House Services and raise awareness of domestic violence and abuse in our community.

Here’s how you can get involved in the Mary’s House Walk.

  • Sign up and pledge your challenge for the month of October.
  • Receive your free Mary’s House Services’ cap.
  • Call out to your supporters and donors.
  • Complete your challenge at your own pace in your local area from 1 October – 31 October.
  • Join the community of blue and raise vital funds for Mary’s House Services.
  • Join us at the end of October for a virtual event and celebrate.

There are great prizes to be won which have been donated from some of our generous supporters including Bunnings, Vittoria Coffee, Coco Republic and the Boathouse to name a few.

Tell your friends, family and work colleagues and start pounding the pavement over the month of October.

We can not wait to see you join what will be an unforgettable walk.

Warmest regards
The Team at Mary’s House Services

#maryshousewalk2021

#powerofcommunity

POWER OF COMMUNITY

COVID-19 has impacted the way in which we connect as a community. With social distancing now part of our daily lives, the impacts of these measures will affect our communities. We see this particularly within families experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

With restrictions in place, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the situation. for far more specifics about how to play blackjack uk. However, during adversity often the best elements of human nature shine. We know that acts of kindness, compassion and generosity make our community a positive and better place.

Community is so important to Mary’s House Services, we would not be where we are today without it. We invite you to join us in our #powerofcommunity campaign and reach out to others within your community to demonstrate the power of kindness.

Use this template to share your kindness and deliver or send it to your neighbours, friends or family. Some ideas may include sending a letter or postcard to help combat loneliness, check-in with loved ones and neighbours, deliver meals to those in isolation, donate to Mary’s House Services on your neighbours behalf or draw a picture and make them smile.

We would love to see and share your #powerofcommunity ideas. Please send in any images you have so we can share on our Facebook and Instagram page or tag us in your post using #powerofcommunity tag so we can share how you are spreading kindness across our communities.

Mary’s House “Make a Difference” Fundraiser

In 2016 – 2017 – 72,000 women, 34,000 children and 9,000 men sought help for homelessness due to family violence.1 That’s more women and children than the entire population of the north shore!1

Mary’s House was established by the citizens of the north shore to respond to the desperate need for women and children to escape from potentially fatal domestic violence. It is 100% community funded, and we’re appealing to our supporters and new friends to keep our services operating and really make a difference. During the Covid-19 pandemic, our fundraising events have been put to the side, however we still need to continue to raise funds for Mary’s House, and our newly opened non-residential women’s services day centre – The Daisy Centre, which provides the information and essential services to keep women, children and pets safe before she leaves a domestic violence situation – when the risk of harm is greatest.

What can you do to make a difference?

This year, to be “covid-safe” we’re making it as easy as possible for you and your “covid bubble” closest friends and family to participate in a way that you feel most comfortable. You can add your individual flair to any fundraising event you wish to host to make it interactive and fun!

Here are some ideas for your individual fundraiser…

1. Host a fundraiser with an entry fee

Brunch/Lunch
Morning Tea/Afternoon Tea
Cheese and Wine night
Scrabble or board game afternoon
Movie Night

You can add some fun into the event with some extra “gold coin” taxes! For example…

You could charge a “tax” for extra special goodies like a Lamington tax! Or ask for a gold coin donation for an extra glass of wine. You could host a mini-raffle, or ask for a gold coin donation to participate in a game of “guess the cheese”. Or if you’re playing a game, you could ask players to pay to swap their cards or tiles!

2. Pass the hat around at an existing event

Dedicate a sporting event to Mary’s House
Dedicate your tennis tournament/golf round
Dedicate your Book Club to Mary’s House
Dedicate your Bridge Night to Mary’s House

3. Host an online event

Invite all of your friends to a “zoom-a-thon”

“Mogglebox” invite your friends to stream the same movie at the same time and share your comments by text and Facetime

When you send your invitation, include the link to Mary’s House ‘Donate’ page for a donation to join in the fun.

4. Spread the word, tag a friend and simply donate!

We only need 2,000 people on the north shore to donate $10 each to reach our goal for November, so we hope these small and simple activities will bring some joy to a year that has been difficult for everyone. We thank you for everything you do.

Register your event

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