Mollydooker duo set to walk 1,200km for charity

Holly Marquis is taking the world by storm. Well, 1200km of it. And it’s all for a good cause.

Holly Marquis (of Mollydooker Wines) is about to start a 60 day walk, where she will cover the entire 1,200km of the Heysen Trail to help protect the Tarkine Rainforest in Tasmania.

Mollydooker’s CEO and Chief Winemaker Sarah Marquis will join Holly for two weeks of the trek.

The Marquis’ are passionate about winemaking, but also give their time and donations to communities, organisations and causes across the world.

Holly’s hike, which will start in September, will raise money for The Bob Brown Foundation, which protects scenic land environments, wildlife and marine ecosystems in Tasmania and more broadly around Australia.

The Tarkine Rainforest is home to 60 endangered species and holds some of the richest indigenous history in Australia, but irreversible damage caused by logging, mining industries and bushfires means that the ecosystem is being destroyed.

Holly and Sarah have been living on their family farm in the Adelaide Hills since COVID restrictions came into effect, passing much of the time hiking.

Earlier this year, Sarah was diagnosed with Covid-19 after returning from the US and, lucky not to be too sick, she completed hours of walking each day during her mandatory isolation and recovery.

As a part of the fundraising efforts, Mollydooker Wines is also hosting a ‘$40 Wine and Dine for the Tarkine’ on Friday 7 August.

You can donate to Holly’s efforts, and book in for the event here.

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