Mark Shelton’s walk to Hobart to start next week.

Mark Shelton MP will be donning the high-vis, lacing up his shoes and hitting the pavement next week as he walks from Launceston to Hobart to raise money for StGiles.

Kicking off StGiles’ 2021 fundraising efforts, Mark is hoping for a fine but mild few days as he tackles the 200-kilometre walk south.

Mark will depart StGiles at Amy Road at 10am on January 28 and expects to arrive at StGiles, Lenah Valley on February 1.

This isn’t Mark’s first time on the road – in 2017, he raised $23,000 for the children’s disability service after completing the walk during an unusually wet week in December.

Mark’s grandson Evan, 9, uses StGiles Launceston services most weeks and has been since he was a baby.

StGiles Chief Executive Andrew Billing with Minister Shelton

Mark Shelton said:

“StGiles quickly responded to the challenges of COVID-19 and continued to provide support to those in need, which is one of the reasons why I am determined to get on the road to support StGiles again.

I know how valuable those services are to those who access StGiles and I am proud to be able to do my bit to support them.”

You can donate directly to this fundraiser via Just Giving.