Centor walks to fight poverty
Centor employees from around the world participated in Oxfam’s Trailwalker programme, raising nearly $27,000 for the organisation. Trailwalker helps Oxfam raise money to fight poverty in developing countries.
Centor employees from the United Kingdom, the United States, China and Australia spent over six months training and fundraising for Trailwalker, teaming up to walk 100km in Brisbane’s first Oxfam Trailwalker over the weekend.
24 Centor walkers set out from Mount Glorious on Friday 17 June with the incredible challenge of walking all the way to Mount Coot-tha in teams of four in under 48 hours.
The tough trail caused 27% of the 1,132 participants to retire from the event. Only 44% of teams finished with all four members including five teams from Centor who lost only one team member to blisters.
Expressing pride in his teams for having stood up to the challenge, Centor Managing Director Nigel Spork said that having 23 walkers to finish the 100km trail was exceptional.
Oxfam has been able to raise nearly $900,000 from the Brisbane event with fundraising to continue until 19 July.
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