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UPDATE: We all did it! It was definitely the hardest and most painful thing we've ever done (deliberately), but thanks to an awesome support team and quite a few painkillers, we managed it in 26hrs 30mins.

Never again...

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Hello and welcome to the Team Walkers And Talkers home page - We are the Nice Team For Doing Nice Things!

This year we are doing Nice Things for Oxfam and the Gurkha Welfare Trust (GWT). Specifically we are following in the footsteps of the legendarily tough soldiers from Nepal...

Since we can't easily get to the Himalayas we have to settle with the South Downs and one of their training marches. 100kms of hard chalk paths in high summer is the sort of route Gurkhas do before breakfast but we'd like to do it in under 24 hours. That's over 9,803 double decker buses (or more than 2 marathons back to back).

Oxfam are well known for their excellent poverty and disaster relief work around the world - http://www.oxfam.org.uk/

GWT works specifically with the ex-servicemen and the widows and families of the Gurkhas, on poverty relief, medical aid and education. These guys are truly remarkable soldiers and often poorly recognised servants of the UK. As well as their military service they have a big impact on the communities in which they are stationed in the UK. For instance, coming from the top of the world, where they are around 500 miles from the ocean, they learn to swim and then do it over the English Channel to raise money for small British charities! - http://www.gwt.org.uk/

Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy, secure and efficient: Oxfam and the GWT get your money automatically and, if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.

We all know this isn't the best time be asking for donations but anything you can give will make huge differences to many people and is gratefully received (although if you give less than a fiver, probably best to go by a fake name...)

Thanks very much in advance.

Raising money for

Oxfam Trailwalker

Oxfam Trailwalker

Charity Registration No. 202918

Money raised during Trailwalker goes to Oxfam and the Gurkha Welfare Trust (GWT), to fund their work tackling poverty and suffering. Oxfam works all over the world; GWT works specifically in Gurkha communities in Nepal. GWT is a registered Charity (no 1103669) Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SCO 039042).

Donations 82

Well done, hope the feet have recovered

Donation by Gemma Smith on 14/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well Done!

Donation by Liam on 09/09/09

£5.44

+ £1.53 Gift Aid

well done

Donation by Dan & Amanda Beveridge on 24/08/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

I totally remembered!!

Donation by Nish on 23/08/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

post a pic of your heel!!

Donation by Top of the Morning! on 20/08/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

Canny believe you did that insane task!

Donation by Duffy & James on 18/08/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well done!!!! cycling was bad enough!

Donation by Gin & Stel on 13/08/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well done for great causes

Donation by Lilli on 03/08/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Congratulations Sue!

Donation by Debbie on 30/07/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Well done Sue and team. Hope your feet recover soon!!

Donation by Pete, Julie, Dan and Rach on 27/07/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Go Team: WAT!!

Donation by Dave's Gran on 26/07/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

every little helps!

Donation by Sue's mum again on 24/07/09

£3.02

+ £0.85 Gift Aid

Well done team from all at Sue's Work

Donation by Welbeck House on 24/07/09

£116.54

Well done Ollie

Donation by Angela Dearlove on 23/07/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well done!

Donation by Emma Roberts on 21/07/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Didn't think you would do it! Hope you recover soon Sue and here's a bit more

Donation by Alan on 20/07/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Good on ya Ollie - catch up again soon!

Donation by Ben Earl on 20/07/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Yay!!!well done guys!!Xxx

Donation by Bryony A on 20/07/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

Well done! wishing you all a speedy recovery.

Donation by Sue's Mum on 20/07/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good work gang - very worthwhile cause

Donation by Ed Bower on 19/07/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Wanted to add a little bit more to say well done for being so brilliant today! Am in awe xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

Donation by Nina on 19/07/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Compede very good for blisters!

Donation by Morag & Chris L on 19/07/09

£20.00

Good luck guys, hope the weather holds up

Donation by Kapil Gohil on 18/07/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Just to shut you up. Send me another sponsorship email and I'll literally skull.....

Donation by Mike Blyth on 17/07/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good luck guys - make sure you're well vaselined up. And be ready for the walk too....

Donation by Luke & Lianne on 17/07/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,410.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,410.00
  • Gift Aid£341.41

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