Walk to raise funds for Oxfam

April 11, 2017 by  

Residents of Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, including Box Hill South , will be participating in the Walk Against Want to raise funds for Oxfam, as the organisation looks to continue to assist the world’s poor.

Those taking part will have the option to walk or run for 6, 13 or 18 kilometres, or they may opt to cycle for 13, 18 or 36 kilometres.

Refreshments will be available along the way, with a free sausage or tofu sizzle and free entertainment by local musicians at the end of the route. Walk Against Want has been held since 1967, with thousands of participants having walked the course since this time. Walkers are encouraged to sign up as many donors as possible to sponsor them on their walk.

Oxfam is active in 85 countries, not just providing handouts, but enabling those living in poverty to be able to help themselves. Signs and banner printing are likely to be used at such an event as this.

Beginning and ending at the St John Ambulance Hall in Elgar Park at Mont. Albert North, participants can Walk Against Want on Sunday, May 7 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Those taking part in the 6km walk can start at any time until 1.00pm. Those who will be tackling the 18km walk must start by midday in order to complete the course in time. The event is open to all ages and backgrounds.