Oxfam Walk For Water 2020 – An Update

Events have moved very quickly – we don’t know how possible it will be by 26th September to run our Oxfam Walk for Water in the traditional way. We’ll be keeping our plans under review and hope it will still be possible for our supporters to enjoy a country walk and donate to Oxfam. We send our best wishes to all who are self-isolating, those people working in essential jobs, and those home-working and home-schooling.

We know Oxfam will have millions of people to help during the Covid-19 pandemic. Oxfam’s speciality is in Water and Sanitation,  and the newly-developed Oxfam Handwash Station will be a life-saver. Click HERE to see the video.

Do start donating now, if you can. If someone has helped you by bringing shopping, or if you get out for a walk, why not put a small sum aside for Oxfam, and each time your fund gets to £10, donate it on our JustGiving page?

 

St Albans Group Fundraising successes

In October 2018 our volunteers held an emergency street collection in aid of the Indonesian Earthquake & Tsunami. Thank you to the people of St Albans who once again gave so generously – helping us collect over £600.

If you were unable to donate on the day, you can use the attached link to give directly to the DEC Appeal.

 

Thank you to everyone who made 2019 Walk For Water a HUGE success!

Thank you to everyone who came along & took part in the Oxfam Walk For Water last year on another sunny September day for the Oxfam Walk!  Yet again some 250 people joined us on a gorgeous day including 100 scouts and their families!

We have raised an impressive £7700+ through donations on the day & via our Just Giving site against our goal of £5000.

Not paid your money in yet? Just go on the Just Giving website or send us an email to oxfamstalbans1@gmail.com for any further details.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO WALKED, SPONSORED WALKERS, MARSHALLED, VOLUNTEERED AT THE REGISTRATION POINT, SERVED REFRESHMENTS, SOLD FAIRTRADE GOODS AND NOT FORGETTING BAKED AMAZING CAKES, BISCUITS, SAMOSAS AND PAKORAS!

Oxfam’s work with water and sanitation

 

In the UK we take clean, safe water out of our taps for granted, but in so many other countries it’s not like that. People who use unsafe river water for drinking suffer a high risk of disease. In addition, the journeys to collect water are dangerous; women and girls may get attacked whilst on their way. The hours spent in walking represent time lost from schooling, working and caring for families. Just as important as clean drinking water are adequate toilets. You can see more about the work Oxfam does on water & where your money will go HERE 

Watch HERE to view a video demonstrating the Lifesaver Cube which we are raising funds for at the Walk For Water. One Cube provides a family with clean drinking water for a full year & costs just £21.39!

 

Thank you to everyone who supported our Oxfam Theatre Nights

Oxfam has benefited from three charity Theatre Nights at the Abbey Theatre in St Albans in recent years. In November 2019 we raised over £1000 through ticket and raffle sales at the performance of “Pitmen Painters”. Thanks to everyone who came along, to our dedicated volunteers and those who donated prizes. Thanks too, to all at the Abbey Theatre, St Albans.