VETERANS’ CHARITY WALK 2019
It was an overcast 19 degrees on Sunday on 27 October, ideal for a morning walk around the Torrens Lake for a good cause. The occasion was the culmination of a few months of organisation to ensure all was in order for the Foundation fundraiser organised by Adelaide Exercise Physiology. Subjects like; public liability, prizes, the raffle, the auction, late registrations, the BBQ and the coffee van was all part of the myriad of detail to be fitted together. The start point location, opposite the Vietnam Memorial, was again booked through the Adelaide City Council with parking available on the parade ground. Over 260 walkers and runners had supported the Foundation by registering on the web site as well as the great list of sponsors whose names you will see on the T-shirts. As an added bonus, our Patron, the Governor, His Excellency, Hieu van Le, AC had agreed to attend and address us.
The winners in all five categories were awarded their cash prizes at the conclusion and in a moment of generosity, all handed back their winnings. I must mention Mr. Bill Bates who completed the 5 km carrying a 20 kg pack which of itself is a good effort. But add to that his personal sponsors which resulted in his raising over $1400, great effort!
The walk generated a profit of $22,731.00, an excellent result. To our Patron, the Veterans’ Rowing Club, Colin the BBQ man, and our many supporters without forgetting AEP staff and Reuben, I extend our sincere thanks for being involved in a great day.
Moose Dunlop OAM