EIGHT Hastings women are taking on the Oxfam Trailwalker 100 kilometre challenge at the end of August.
Oxfam works in more than 28 countries delivering projects including supporting orphans and people affected by HIV in Southern Africa, educating people in Laos on efficient farming techniques, and improving Indigenous health and well-being in regional Australia.
The Sydney Oxfam Trailwalker event raises vital funds for Oxfam Australia. It begins at Brooklyn on August 25 and passes through some of Sydney’s most challenging and stunning trails, finishing at Tania Park, Manly.
Competitors have 48 hours to walk or run the 100km trail, however the two Hastings teams are aiming to complete the event in under 28 hours, walking through the night with little or no sleep.
The two teams from the Hastings called ‘We Thought You Said Rum’ and ‘We Thought You Said Rum 2‘, are hoping to raise over $5,000 to help some of the world’s poorest people.
The major fundraiser for the teams will be a dinner at the Wauchope RSL Club on May 13.
Tickets for the dinner are $40 per head which includes a two-course meal and entertainment by local band Smooth Moves headed by Trent Waicokacola.
Tickets for the dinner are available at the RSL Club’s bottle shop.
For information or to offer sponsorship contact Michelle Mullot on 0409 861361 or Leanne Parker on 0417 400897.