Mary's House Walk
The Mary’s House Walk 2017 was everything we hoped. The day dawned not too hot, not too cold, no rain in sight and together approximately 150 of us turquoise bandana bearing walkers gathered together in Bradfield Park North Sydney, to get this rather purposeful show on the road.
Much relief for the organising team!
The supporters arrived, the photographer (#FirstLightPhotography) delivered, the energy was vibrant and our favourite French construction team of Buoygues Sydney joined us to show support for our mission, which was of course to raise funds for Mary’s House.
The Walk, thanks to careful planning by our fearless leader Gaye Davies, (a regular volunteer of MH) is nothing less than brilliant. From crossing the Harbour Bridge, we weave our way through the gorgeous streets of our city through parks and laneways, foreshores and backstreets.
Conversations keep the walkers distracted from the kilometres covered underfoot. The Walk is a fabulous connector of friends and strangers alike and before any of us even begin to notice the strange ache in our thighs, the mesmerising vision of those #steamenginecoffee boys with the coffee and croissant treat to get us over the line and let’s not forget the sparkling Watsons Bay, is within our reach.
This is destined to become an annual event. It is powerful and meaningful to be walking together with such united purpose and each and every one of us, no doubt, has known somebody who has been ‘bruised’ by this issue of domestic and family violence.
The fabulous finish of lunch and a few beers at our much loved Watsons Bay Pub is a highlight for many, followed closely by the relief of the ferry home. Sincere thanks to all who supported this remarkable event.
$16,000 was raised for our residents and we humbly acknowledge the pleasure it gave us to do so.