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Do you live on the route?
It will be cooold in June in the places Mark is going! If any kind soul that lives along the route that Mark is following would like to accommodate Mark for a night during the walk, please contact Mark.
Fancy a stroll?
I am more than happy to have people join me for a day or two as I walk. If you feel like a day's walk through the  countryside, check out the route, pick a day that suits you and contact Mark.


Sponsor the Stroll Up Australia

Thank you very much for visiting this page and making a donation.  Sponsoring the walk is easy, via the automatic sponsorship form at the bottom of the page.  Please encourage your friends to visit this page too - It's all in a good cause - the homeless.  If you can, why not ask the company you work for to sponsor this walk as well - companies tend to have deeper pockets than individuals.

Note: Because Mission Australia is a recognised charity, all monies donated over $2.00 are tax-deductible.  Monies will not go to me directly - all cheques must be made payable directly to Mission Australia.  I will send an official receipt for any monies received.

I am suggesting that you sponsor the Stroll Up Australia in one of two ways:

  1. A per-km sponsorship.  For example, if you chose to sponsor me for 10 cents per kilometre, and I succeeded in walking the maximum (official) distance of 560km, then your total sponsorship would be $56.00.  If I only walked 200 kilometres, then your sponsorship would be $20.00.

  2. A simple one-off donation of (say) $50.00.  This would be independent of how many kilometres I succeeded in walking

The form below offers both these alternatives.  If you use this form, I will contact you after the walk is over with instructions as to how many kilometres I succeeded in walking, and where to send your cheque.

If you would prefer not to use the form below and would rather simply send a donation, then here are the instructions:

  • Please mark any cheque or money order as "Not Negotiable" and make it payable to Mission Australia

  • Send your donation to

Mark Virtue
21/125 Oxford St
Bondi Junction, NSW, 2022

Note to overseas sponsors:  Please do not send personal/company cheques.  They cost A$20 to be cashed.  It would be much better if you used an International Money Order (available from most banks and Post Offices).  For US residents, the current exchange rate is A$1.00 = US$0.60.

 Sponsorship Form
Your name:
Your email address:
Your pledge:
Per km sponsorship (A$)

One-off donation (A$)


Your full mailing address (for the receipt):
Any other comments:
A Stroll Up Australia has been officially authorise to act as a fundraiser for the Sydney City Mission (Mission Australia - CFN11994) according to the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991, NSW.
The Cause

All monies collected on this walk will be donated to Mission Australia to care for the homeless.  To learn more about their work, visit www.mission.com.au
Spread the word
The more people that know about this walk, the more successful it will be.



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