Statement on the passing of a participant at Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane

Media Releases article written on the 18 Jun 2011

Oxfam Australia is deeply saddened and shocked at the passing of Barry Russell on Friday evening at the Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane endurance walk.

Oxfam Australia Executive Director Andrew Hewett said:

“Barry was a much-loved member of the Oxfam family.

“He was a long-serving regular volunteer in Oxfam’s Melbourne office.

“Trailwalker was a particular passion of Barry’s. He participated in five events, thus earning the mantle of being a Trailwalker legend.

“Barry’s Trailwalker team The Hoplites has raised nearly $60 000 for Oxfam Australia’s work.

“He will be sadly missed and Oxfam Australia’s sympathies go to Barry’s family and many friends.”

For media enquiries please contact Oxfam Australia Media Coordinator Sunita Bose on 0407 555 960.