Brisbane sets record at Oxfam Trailwalker

Media Releases article written on the 20 Jun 2014

As almost 500 walkers begin the countdown to tomorrow’s first-ever 55km Oxfam Trailwalker challenge in Brisbane, a new fundraising record has also been set for the city’s event.

Breaking new ground this year with the introduction of a shorter distance version of Oxfam’s infamous charity endurance challenge, a new event fundraising record has just been set by one of the teams.

The four men from the Fidelity Worldwide Wanderers who are getting ready to take part in tomorrow’s 55km challenge from Lake Manchester, have today set a new fundraising record of $60,000 for Brisbane.

Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane Event Coordinator Simon Barwick said this has been a weekend of firsts for the event.

“Not only do we have the shorter challenge taking place for the first time ever, we’ve now seen a new fundraising record set by one of the incredible teams who are taking part in the 55km option,” said Mr Barwick.

“Over the last few months we’ve seen the fundraising amount for the Fidelity Worldwide Wanderers team continue to climb and to reach $60,000 the day before they set off is a fantastic result.”

The Brisbane event, which kicked off today with the 100km challenge, has already raised nearly $900,000 for people living in poverty and is hopeful to reach $1 million over the weekend.

To arrange interviews or for more information contact Oxfam Australia Media Coordinator Emma Whalan on 0418 873 782.