Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Oxfam India brings its signature fundraising event – Trailwalker – to Mumbai & Pune on November 15 to 17, 2013 Trail chalked out from Garudmaachi around the Mulshi lake ending at Lonavala

Oxfam India brings its signature fundraising event – Trailwalker – to Mumbai & Pune
on November 15 to 17, 2013
Trail chalked out from Garudmaachi around the Mulshi lake ending at Lonavala

Mumbai : Oxfam India today announced registrations open for the third Indian edition of Oxfam India Trailwalker. This team building challenge will be held from November 15 to 17, 2013 on a trail passing through the lush green Sahyadri ranges starting from Garudmaachi near Pune, looping around the Mulshi lake and traversing through the Western Ghats culminating in Lonavala. The greenery, the flora and fauna, the fresh air and the clear blue skies along this trail are simply a visual delight and offer many photographic opportunities as one passes through a variety of landscapes like forests, scrub lands, lakes, hills, farm lands, rivulets etc.
 The 100 km trail has a start point, nine check points and a finish point. During the event, each team usually has a support crew to cheer them up and support them with their requirements of food, water, medical facilities and any other support.
Oxfam India Trailwalker is a fundraising event that invites teams of four to get together and undertake the challenge to walk or run 100 kms within 48 hours. Registrations are now open on the website, http://trailwalker.oxfamindia.org/mumbai. Each team needs to sign up with a registration fee of Rs. 4000/- per participant. The teams dedicate themselves to fundraise for Oxfam India and undertake a target of raising Rs. 50,000 from friends, associates and family. Oxfam India Trailwalker, Mumbai, is aiming at raising Rs. 2.5 Crore from this event.
 Announcing the Mumbai edition of Trailwalker 2013, Ms. Nisha Agrawal, CEO, Oxfam India said “It gives me great pleasure to bring Oxfam India Trailwalker to Mumbai and Pune this year. I invite enthusiastic Mumbaikars and Punekars to take up this exciting 100 km challenge and raise funds to ensure the right to life with dignity for all. A part of the funds raised through the event will be utilized for upliftment of tribals and women in this region.”
 Rahul Bose, Actor and Global Brand Ambassador, Oxfam said “As an Oxfam Global Ambassador one of the great pleasures is to participate in the greatest fundraiser on earth - the Oxfam Trailwalker - that focuses global attention on poverty and injustice. The last two years' response to the Bangalore editions was incredible. This year it's in the Sahyadris. I am absolutely sure participants from Mumbai and Pune will sell this event out in record time. I will be there”. Join me!
 Milind Soman, actor, model and fitness enthusiast said, “Trailwalker is an exciting and adventurous event. It is a true test of fitness levels as well as team spirit. A team with good strategy and planning taking time targets on reaching each milestone will be able to complete the 100 km walk within the 48 hrs with ease”, added Soman.

For registrations log on to www.trailwalker.oxfamindia.org
Oxfam Trailwalker
Oxfam Trailwalker is the flagship fundraising event for 11 Oxfams across the globe. It is considered the greatest team Challenge requiring physical endurance, mental strength and team spirit. The funds raised are utilized in projects which work towards fighting poverty and injustice. 164 teams participated in the second edition of Oxfam India Traiwalker, Bangalore and raised over INR 2.5 crores.
About Oxfam India
Oxfam is marking its 62nd year in India this year.  Oxfam India, a fully independent Indian organization (with Indian staff and an Indian Board) is a member of a global confederation of 17 Oxfams.
The Oxfams are rights-based organizations that fight poverty and injustice by linking grassroots programming (through partner NGOs) to local, national and global advocacy and policy-making. All of Oxfam’s work is framed by our commitment to five broad rights-based aims: the right to a sustainable livelihood, the right to basic social services, the right to life and security, the right to be heard and the right to equality: gender and diversity. 
Oxfam India's vision is to create a more equal, just, and sustainable world. The overarching vision of Oxfam India is ``right to life with dignity for all‘‘. Oxfam India will fulfill its vision by empowering the poor and marginalized to demand their rights, engaging the non poor to become active and supportive citizens, advocating for an effective and accountable state and making markets work for poor and marginalized people.
Oxfam India works in partnership with over 180 grassroots NGOs to address root causes of poverty and injustice in the four areas of 1) Economic Justice, 2) Essential Services, 3) Gender Justice and 4), Humanitarian Response and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). Oxfam India’s program is focused  on seven  States – Assam, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand – and four social groups – Dalits, tribals, Muslims, and women



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