More than 2,600 people have signed up for Oxfam TRAILWALKER 2008, up 300 on last year, making it the largest Oxfam TRAILWALKER in the nine-year history of the fundraising event. The aim this year is to raise $3 million to support Oxfam’s work in 29 countries including Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Australia.
WHAT: Oxfam TRAILWALKER Melbourne. 100km walk/run completed within 48 hours.
WHEN: Starts at 7am, Friday 11 April 2008
WHO: 650 teams of four people, teams’ support crews, family and friends and 800 Oxfam volunteers – more than 5000 people in total.
WHERE: Starting at Jells Park, Wheelers Hill the event finishes at Wesburn Park in the Yarra Valley.
For more information or to interview a TRAILWALKER participant or Oxfam spokesperson please contact Melany Markham on 0407 515 559 or email@example.com
About State Street:
Global financial organisation, State Street, is the principal sponsor of Oxfam TRAILWALKER in Australia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and Japan. As Australia’s largest institutional investor and a leading bank and custodian, State Street provides investment servicing, investment management, research and trading services for the world’s largest investors. For more information visit www.statestreet.com.