25 years ago the Oxfam St Albans Group organised a sponsored walk – hoping that it could become an annual event.
Fast forward to 2019 and here we are – celebrating our ‘silver’ anniversary!
The Oxfam Walk for Water 2019
Register to Walk for Water here (no enrolment fee!)
Our volunteers, supporters and walkers may have come and gone over those years and the world may have changed (no internet or WhatsApp in 1994!) but our aims remain the same:
- To raise funds for, and awareness of, Oxfam’s vital work in some of the poorest countries across the world
- To encourage and enable people from all walks of life to get out and enjoy the beautiful Herts countryside – see the route maps
- To make the Walk better each year AND…
- Make it fun for everyone from 1 to 101 years old! (Did you know our oldest walker did the mini hike aged 104?)
Come and help us celebrate our achievements by walking with us on Saturday 21st September.
Are you celebrating your 25th birthday this year? Or maybe your silver wedding? Maybe you walked with us that first year?
You don’t need a reason to take part – knowing you’re raising money and helping people who don’t have safe water is reason enough.
DONATE NOW – or on the day
Above: Volunteers prepare the routes the day before the Walk
See you in September!
The 2018 Walk for Water
Thanks to everyone who supported last year’s Walk – helping raise a fantastic £5354 (107% of target). The funds raised have already helped Oxfam provide clean water via Life saver Cubes to families devastated by cyclones in early 2019 in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. Our supporters also raised over £300 from an emergency street collection in St Albans.
Our next street collection is on Saturday 8th September – if you can help please get in touch