Walking for a good cause

Living Choice was proud to support the Triple M `Hike for Hope’ in Adelaide on 18th November, which raised over $105,000 for three charities, Youth Opportunities, Kickstart for Kids and Puddle Jumpers.

Not only did Living Choice provide a cash donation, the Living Choice bus was also loaned for the day to accompany the convoy of walkers. Three Living Choice Fullarton residents, Jenny Tregoning, Sandra Maynard and Libby Ratcliffe, also walked 8km of the route to show their support.

The Triple M’s Breakfast team, Roo, Ditts and Loz, each walked 30km from North, South and West to the City for the Hike for Hope. Chris Dittmar (Ditts) walked from Port Adelaide to the City raising funds for Youth Opportunities, a charity which has been supported by Living Choice Directors, Ian Tregoning and Graham Hobbs, for many years.

Youth Opportunities Project Officer, Kristen Taylor, said the day started off with breakfast at The Lighthouse Wharf Hotel in Port Adelaide, where Chris was broadcasting live. “The walk started at 7am with a gang of supporters cheering them on. The weather was warm with clear skies and Ditts set a cracking pace for the walkers to stay on track,” she said.

“First stop was Alberton Oval to meet with some of the Youth Opportunities trainers and students, then we walked with them to start their day of training at Woodville High School. The team then stopped at LJ Hooker at Flinders Park, Woolworths Hilton and Hilton Hotel for refreshments.

“Once hydrated, the team walked on to BBQ Adelaide for some burgers for lunch, meeting up with the two other groups here. As the convoy of walkers proceeded, the rain decided to show up. Thankfully, it didn’t dampen spirits and the team carried forward, stopping at Beaumont Tiles in Grote St and Kennards Hire Adelaide for some photos and a chat.

“After a long day and feeling a little soggy, the team arrived at Malt Shovel Taphouse on the Riverbank where they celebrated with some drinks and nibbles as Triple M’s Rush Hour team took over.”

Well done to everyone involved in organising this great event and raising $105,000 for such deserving charities!