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"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oh yeah... we're back for more... Get ready for another 100kms of epic hilarity as The Soundtracks, this time the re-mixed 2010 version, take on Oxfam's Trailwalker Japan again. New and old members collide plus the greatest support team in the world, which has the delightful job of dealing with our tantrums from start to finish.
This is no silent disco. We're cranking up the 80's tunes, throwing in some punk, with a dash of our underground faves and a whole lot of Dolly Parton to somehow hurl ourselves and all our stuff over 7 massive mountains. All for charity. All in the spirit of giving. Who knows what will come on the ipod next? And we couldn't, wouldn't, won't do it without our fabulous Soundtrack fans.

Yep, we're THE SOUNDTRACKS Remixed... Dee, Trace, Erin, Emma, Nat and friends... 'cause we all know, in life you've got to have one. A soundtrack that is. Whether yours is punk inspired, emo, rocking out, a bit of Richard Clayderman, dodgy top 40, or the music from Fame all wrapped in legwarmers...you've just got to move with music in your soul and some funky dance moves in your life.

It's not going to be pretty. We know that. Oxfam Trailwalkers is a growing global phenomenon, now with events all over the world (9 in 2010). We're dragging ourselves over the toughest of them - a grueling 100km course - from Odawara to Yamanako-ko, through Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, over more than 7 mountains, up and over the Yozoku Pass, past Mt Fuji - all in under 48 hours. Our goal is 40....hmmm...we'll see.

So don't you just want to be a part of all this insanity from wherever you are in the world? Help us raise a a little money for Oxfam to overcome poverty and injustice for those less fortunate than ourselves in some of the poorest communities in the world. And be a part of The Soundtracks 100ks of tantrums, tears, melt downs and positively fabulous moments. Donating through this Justgiving page is quick, easy and totally secure. It's also the most efficient way to sponsor us: Oxfam Trailwalker Japan gets your donations faster and, if you're a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.

Sponsor us now, in anyway you can, and be a part of something life-changing. For us all.

You can follow all our preparation, training, dramas, mantras, support team chaos, and what to wear dilemma's on our SOUNDTRACKS BLOG - TWJ 2010.
http://offtheplanet.typepad.com/the_soundtracks_09_twj/


For more info about the event please visit the TRAILWALKER JAPAN 2010 site.
http://www.trailwalker.jp/

So with the words of Lao Tzu ringing in our ears, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" we embark upon our journey of 100kms with disco shoes on our feet and music in our hearts. We will climb every mountain.  With your support we can do this.

Thanks so much. We're your biggest fans,
Dee, Trace, Erin, Emma, Nat and friends xxx

Raising money for

Oxfam Trailwalker Japan

Oxfam Trailwalker Japan

Charity Registration No. 202918

Money raised during Trailwalker goes to Oxfam, to fund their work tackling poverty and suffering. Oxfam works in over 100 countries worldwide.

Donations 37

Good luck girls! We are looking forward to hearing about your OXFAM trailwlaker adventure! Be safe :-)

Donation by Sayo and Toshi Naito on 26/04/10

£32.00

Thanks for everything you do!!! Will you still be able to dance with us on Monday?

Donation by Erin's G1 class at KIST on 25/04/10

£50.00

You are inspiring !! Thinking of you.xox

Donation by Lesley Englhofer on 23/04/10

£50.00

Good luck! Lots of love, hugs and licks! xxx

Donation by Will, Maddie, Daisy, Si & Angie on 21/04/10

£15.00

Good on you girls, all the best, will be thinking of you xx

Donation by Robyn, Michael & kids on 19/04/10

£20.00

Hope the boots will keep on walking, ! Good Luck

Donation by Janie F. on 18/04/10

£20.00

says boo to orange ropes, torrential rains, and all things "zurui".... go get 'em girls!!

Donation by Geigy Boek on 16/04/10

£10.00

Good Luck Nat, i'm so impressed that you're doing it again! Wishing you all the best xx

Donation by Taani Fjellstad on 14/04/10

£10.00

Good Luck to you Nat and all the girls, Am so proud of you for taking this on again. Gambatte! Love Steve

Donation by Steven Hutchinson on 11/04/10

£10.00

Natty, Dee and Trace............We hope that the mountain is a little more kind to you all this year!. Your bravery and spirit is to be commended. xxx

Donation by Kel, Scottie & Grace on 10/04/10

£20.00

Hello Nat! Good luck to you and the other girls, We're wishing you the best, and I'm so proud of you!!! XXX

Donation by Justine & Cordell on 09/04/10

£50.00

GOOD LUCK from all of us at K. International School, Tokyo! LIVE THE LEARNER PROFILE!

Donation by K INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL on 06/04/10

£175.00

Goodluck Girls!!!!

Donation by Ben Annie and Simon on 05/04/10

£10.00

just around the corner!Enjoy your walk!

Donation by Harumi on 03/04/10

£20.00

Nat, I know you will make it this time! Celebratory girly weekend in Sydney when you do! Drinks on me!!! Good luck! xxxx

Donation by Lynne on 29/03/10

£15.00

all the best girls thinking of you all love mum dad and daisy....Lick lick!!!

Donation by Jude Dave & Daisy on 28/03/10

£50.00

Great training programme. What fun you have all had getting to this point. Enjoy the walk as much as the journey so far. Love the blog.

Donation by Geoff & Jan on 26/03/10

£25.00

you go girls!!! see you soon at the great lighty gathering

Donation by cousin stevie and family on 25/03/10

£25.00

Sounds so great! I want to come - I think ? You Ladies are awesome!

Donation by Bev Mess on 24/03/10

£25.00

Good luck guys, we will be thinking of you. xx

Donation by Matt & Corts on 16/03/10

£25.00

getting close now girls! Best of luck to you all. Sue/Mum

Donation by Sue Homerlein on 08/03/10

£25.00

Good luck, love your blog !

Donation by Snailwalkers on 27/02/10

£20.00

best of luck, we'll be cheering you on both walkerand support crew

Donation by jill harris on 25/02/10

£20.00

Hey women, to quote my Polish grandma 'give 'er like a heck'!! Can't wait to hear your stories when this adventure is done.

Donation by Corry & Jimmy MacDonald on 22/02/10

£70.00

Good luck chicks. When this one is finished you need to focus on some dance moves, champagne and good old fashioned partying please.

Donation by Narelle English on 22/02/10

£70.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,332.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,332.00

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