Community groups bring new energy to Oxfam Walk Against Want ? first walks for 2007 kick off in April and May

Events, Media Releases, Walk Against Want article written on the 18 Mar 2007

Oxfam Walk Against Want returns to its early community roots in 2007. Community groups will be running the event this year and will fundraise for Oxfam Australia in order to assist disadvantaged people in over 28 countries and in Indigenous Australia. Enthusiastic supporters will get the first walks underway in the ACT, VIC, TAS, WA and NSW in April and May.
Oxfam Australia is making a real difference to the lives of people in poor communities across the world. However, the support of ordinary individuals is crucial to finding solutions to poverty and social injustice.
The money that Walk supporters raise will go a long way in the fight against poverty and the root causes of poverty. Just $20 can enable a child from a poor Sri Lankan family to go to school for one month; $70 pays for a Cambodian village livestock agent to receive training in animal care and vaccinations; $100 can buy a bicycle for a volunteer carer to reach and help a greater number of villagers in Zimbabwe.
The Canberra Walk – on Sunday 1 April
For information call Mayi Azize on 0434 200 794 or email:
Victorian Walks – all on Sunday 29 April
Eastern Suburbs Walk:  Call Barbara Hopkins on 03 9720 1703
Williamstown Walk:  Call Mary Burbidge on 03 9397 1353
Bayside Walk:  Call Bill Jellef on 03 9584 1224
Tasmania Walks – all on Sunday 29 April
Hobart Walk:  Call Ros Lewis on 03 6331 6770 or 0437 741 677
Launceston Walk:  Call Ros Lewis on 03 6331 6770 or 0437 741 677
Devonport Walk:  Call Ros Lewis on 03 6331 6770 or 0437 741 677
WA Walk – Sunday 29 April
Fremantle Walk:  Call Oxfam Shop Fremantle on 08 9336 3111 or email:
New South Wales Walk – on Sunday 6 May
Manly Walk: For information call 0411 889 773 or email:
Take steps against poverty – Sponsor a local Walker!  Freecall 1800 088 110 to give.
For more details about the Oxfam Walk Against Want, visit:
If you, your group or organisation would like to hold a Walk, please freecall 1800 034 034
For media enquiries about Oxfam Australia’s development work call Marlene McIntyre 0407 515 559