Hutt St Centre development and partnerships manager Michael Francis said the number of walkers was a 26 per cent increase on the previous year which was a record 3800 participants.
Leading the way was the Governor Hieu Van Le, Premier Steven Marshall, Lord Mayor Martin Haese and Opposition Leader Peter Malinauskas. They were joined by 17 other ministers and shadow ministers, numerous city councillors, hundreds of school children, city workers and residents, and even a few dogs.
Nearly $250,000 was raised through the event, which also included a walk at McLaren Vale and school walkathons.
Catholic Schools participating in Walk a Mile in My Boots Adelaide included Nazareth Catholic College, Rosary School, St Martin de Porres School, St Teresa’s School Brighton, Christian Brothers College, Sacred Heart College, Blackfriars Priory School, Cardijn College, St Andrews Catholic School, Mt Carmel College, St Mary’s College, Rostrevor College and Star of the Sea School.
There also were six Catholic schools that participated in Walk a Mile in My Boots At My School. They were St Martin de Porres, St Thomas More School, St Margaret Mary’s School, Mount Carmel College, Our Lady of Mount Carmel School and Whitefriars School.
Mr Francis said the “amazing turn out” showed the incredible level of support Hutt St Centre has from local residents and workers in the CBD and nearby suburbs.
“More importantly, it signals to our clients that people do care about them and recognise they are important people in our society who deserve another chance.”
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