Oxfam training km 32

Fiona with team members during weekend training session.

Eaten too many chocolate eggs and bunnies over the Easter break? Expat Partners Managing Director Fiona knows a sure fire way to make those extra kilos all disappear. There’s a bit of work and sweat involved but it’s all for a fabulous cause. This year Fiona is participating in the annual Oxfam Trailwalker to raise awareness and funds to help overcome poverty and injustice around the world. Here’s Fiona’s recount of her progress so far:

The Oxfam Trailwalker is an unforgettable endurance challenge for a team of four to walk 100km across the Parc du Morva in under 30 hours. Is it tough? Of course: sore feet, sore muscles, cramps, blisters… Is it worth it? Absolutely as we are going to raise all the Euros we can for Oxfam.

I’ve been training hard over the last few months, and as part of my training I’ve only just completed a 50 km – 12 hours – 1h30 mins break weekend training session in the most beautiful scenery, and guess what? we had lovely weather too. This gave us a taste of what is in store for the actual trail event weekend on May 17th-18th !

I’d like to extend a BIG thank you to all of you who’ve donated and supported me through this journey so far. But it is not over, yet! Now we need you. Over the last 5 years, thousands of teams have beaten their fundraising targets and as you can guess we’d like to achieve similar results. Donating is easy, click on the following link AMIESKAZESevery euros counts, no donation is too small or too large, so thank you all for anything you can give.

We will of course keep you updated on this incredible event. Who knows next year you might want to join us too! We are really happy to be making a big difference to people’s lives around the world.

Happy EASTER !! Hope you are going to get tons of chocolate eggs!

The Oxfam Trailwalker is a good cause that has multiple positive effects, it can really help nonprofit organizations on the ground while at the same time having a positive impact on our staff and the local communities that we work in. Best of all, having a healthy and sustainable working environment for our staff and our clients.

Photo: Fiona with team members during weekend training session.