Team walks a mile in boots for charity

Fundraisers: The Rustic Doughnuts team consisted of Donna Axon, Gail Dier, Helen Axon, Ashley Hefron and Mechelle Ballard with team member Danny Dier taking the photo.
Fundraisers: The Rustic Doughnuts team consisted of Donna Axon, Gail Dier, Helen Axon, Ashley Hefron and Mechelle Ballard with team member Danny Dier taking the photo.

With a goal of raising $400, a team of Murraylands family and friends decided to fundraise for the Hutt Street Centre and set off for the Walk a Mile in My Boots Challenge on Friday, August 7.

The challenge is one way the centre raises money to help end homelessness, and it had a goal of 6000 miles walked - one for every person experiencing homelessness in South Australia.

Called the 'Rustic Doughnuts' the Murray Bridge team was able to easily topple its goal, with $1093 raised for the Hutt Street Centre.

Team member Mechelle Ballard said the group, which walked the Sturt Reserve Trail, wanted to support the people who were doing it tough through already tough times.

"We walked just under five kilometres and it took just under an hour," she said.

"Our fund raising started about three weeks ago, with a lot of support from our friends and family.

"Our employer Tasco Petroleum even donated two $50 fuel vouchers and some of our customers contributed."

Ms Ballard said the group was called the Rustic Doughnuts as most of the participants were quite rustic - age wise - and a little round in the middle.