Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came & joined our Oxfam Walk4Water yesterday! We welcomed more than 100 walkers & have so far raised over £1500 for Oxfam’s water projects around the world.

Here are a few highlights from the day. If you haven’t yet donated, don’t forget to do so via our Just Giving link. 

And then stick this date into your diary when we look forward to doing it all again!

9th September 2023


Walkers’ Information now published for 10th September W4W 2022!

Along with everyone, we were devastated to hear the news about the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. It truly is the end of an era.
We have reflected on the news & WILL be going ahead with the Walk 4 Water as planned. We felt it was important for everyone to have the opportunity to make their own decisions. Whether you choose to walk, decide not to or just want to come & join us to reflect on what she meant to you. We will welcome you with open arms & a cup of tea at Sandridge Scout Hut.


The W4W is a fun annual event for people of all ages.  Please get your neighbours, friends, colleagues, family & even dogs involved!

What do you need to know?

  • This year there will be lots of choices:

    • the 2.5 or 4-mile mini hike, which will have route marks and a halfway checkpoint.

    • the 5, 8, 15 or 20-mile walks, which are NOT route-marked, but do have checkpoints.

  • All routes start & end at Heartwood Forest in Sandridge.
  • All route descriptions & maps are now available on the Walkers’ Information page. PLEASE PRINT OR DOWNLOAD THESE BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME. Printed copies will not be available on the day.
  • Registration in advance is not essential but we would love to know if you are coming to help with our planning. Please email us at, or just turn up on the day and register then.

  • There is no registration fee, but we kindly ask you to make your donation to Oxfam Walk for Water in advance or on the day via our Just Giving page NOW OPEN FOR DONATIONS. If the link doesn’t work then please cut & paste this into your browser:

  • We will be in need of and grateful for volunteers email us on or call 07870 236931 if you would like to do this.

As always, our fundraising will focus on Oxfam’s work with water. Whether in the grip of long-term poverty or caught up in emergencies from cyclones to Covid, water is essential. Many are suffering further due to the climate crisis, making their need even more urgent.

With best wishes

The St Albans Oxfam Walk 4 Water team

Oxfam St Albans Volunteer Fundraising Group

Nur* is using the recently installed Contactless Handwashing Device in the Rohingya camp. Like her other Rohingya refugees have started using the machine to frequently wash their hands as a number of Covid19 cases have now been confirmed in the world’s largest refugee
camp. *name changed to protect identity Credit: Fabeha Monir

St Albans Flyers Walk for Water