Oxfam Walk for Water – Autumn Update

Dear Oxfam friends, we hope this finds you well.

  • September is our “Walking for Oxfam” month – why not set yourself a mileage challenge?
  • We set a target date of 26 September for 2020, but the Justgiving pages will continue open after that – you can carry on walking!.
  • Oxfam Walk for Water remains on a flexible footing as we cannot bring walkers and marshals together on a set date.
  • Please walk your favourite route and donate via our Walk for Water Justgiving site to help Oxfam’s Water Projects.
  • You can join in from anywhere – no need to be in St Albans this year!
  • Send your photos and messages of support to oxfamstalbans1@gmail.com– and follow Oxfam St Albans on Facebook.
  • Go the Routes 2020 page to download the traditional Oxfam routes and see new suggestions
  • Do use our fundraiser sheet to log your progress

Our classic 3, 5, 8 and 15 mile Oxfam routes have been checked and written so they can be followed without the usual Oxfam waymarks, which we cannot put out this year. Go to the Routes 2020 page, either to print or save on your phone.

Oxfam’s theme for the month nationwide is “Secondhand September”. We don’t have to buy new clothes all the time – fast fashion is one of the factors driving the climate crisis, with large amounts of water, energy and resources going into clothes that may be worn only a few times. Find yourself something secondhand in your local Oxfam shop – wear it on your walk!

Thank you to everybody who has already joined in, marking their walks, outings, and visits by giving to this year’s appeal. We have reached our first £1,000 already through their efforts. Can you help us go way beyond that?

Oxfam needs our help more than ever as it tries to bring clean water and handwashing to those in need. The new Oxfam Handwashing Station can be a real lifesaver in situations such as refugee camps. Each one costs £45 to make – how many could we manage to sponsor?