Walking for Oxfam

3 April 2019 | General Interest

Staff from VAEAI participated in the Oxfam Trailwalker which stretched 100 kilometres from Lysterfield Lake to Fairlfield.

Charles Solomon, Phil Murray, Neville Atkinson and April Clarke embarked on the massive journey to raise money for life-changing support for under-privileged communities across the world.

The Deadly VAEAI’s team ended up #21 on the most money raised leaderboard and completed the course in one piece.

“It was fantastic to participate in the Oxfam Trailwalker and contribute to such and amazing cause. The journey was definitely a challenged but it was rewarding.” Said VAEAI Programs Manager, Neville Atkinson.

The team travelled 52 kilometers on Friday before stopping for a couple of hours rest overnight. A grand total of 33 hours were spent on the trail and was completed on Saturday, March 30 around 4pm.

“We managed to get through with an early start on the Saturday but unfortunately had some casualties on the way. April Clarke bowed out with injury on the first day and Charles Solomon was unable to complete the last part of the trail.” Added Atkinson

In the end Phil Murray and Neville Atkinson crossed the line on behalf of VAEAI with a grand total of $3139 raised.

Thank you to everyone that contributed and donated towards our team and the challenge, every effort has been greatly appreciated and will go towards a fantastic cause.


VAEAI Staff Neville Atkinson and Phil Murray happy to see the finish line