Oxfam is looking for people to take part in the annual Oxfam Walk setting out from Chilford Hall near Cambridge on 17 May 2009. Its aim is to raise funds for Oxfam’s Emergencies Fund whilst offering participants a great day out.
The Emergencies Fund has enabled Oxfam to respond in a timely way to many disasters affecting some of the world’s poorest countries. Recent examples include drought and food shortages in Kenya, the humanitarian crisis in Gaza following the Israeli offensive there, cholera and hunger in Zimbabwe, people made homeless following the upsurge of fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the huge ongoing humanitarian crisis in Darfur and East Chad to name but a few.
Just £50 raised by you can make a real difference – in fact it’s enough to pay for a hygienic toilet, vital for preventing the spread of disease in an emergency.
All routes begin and end at Wimpole Hall and all will be well signed and marshalled. All will have checkpoints providing refreshments. You can choose a length of walk that suits you – either 4, 8, 12, 16 and 22 miles or a marathon route of 26 miles and raise your fitness level whilst raising funds. Stagecoach will be providing a free return bus service to the start from Cambridge.
This year we are hoping to raise £50,000. Please help us maintain the tradition of Cambridge helping Oxfam.
For registration forms or further information, visit www.oxfam.org.uk/get_involved/fundraise/walk
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