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Walking to improve poverty and injustice around the world

Walking to improve poverty and injustice around the world

 

Whilst most of us were strolling off to work last Friday, coffee in hand, dreaming of the weekend to be here, Feeling Healthy’s clients, Kerrie Hick and Joanna Leece and their fellow team members, Jim Downey and Stella Avramopoulos, set off on the gruelling 100km Oxfam Trailwalker.

With the support of 800+ dedicated volunteers, 700 teams braved long hours, sleepless nights and painful blisters! Kerrie and Joanna’s team, “What the Fxxx were we thinking?!”, raised $5130 and crossed the line at 8.30pm on Saturday evening after an impressive 35 hours and 1 minute of walking. You can view the team’s blog and progress here.

The walk, now in its 35th year (17th year in Australia), was held over the weekend of 8–10 April 2016, and saw teams on a trail through Warburton, the Dandenong Ranges and Melbourne’s outer suburbs. This year, Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne raised $2.5million. Globally, Oxfam has raised more than $135 million.

Kerrie is no stranger to gruelling challenges; completing the Kokoda track last year. So we think the team’s name might be misleading – very fit and capable team! Incredible efforts, Kerrie and Joanna! Well done! We’ll see you for a stretch and massage soon!

 

Kerrie Hicks, Oxfam

All smiles – Massage Therapist, Edmore Mahleka with Kerrie Hicks one week before the challenge.