Tuesday, January 29, 2013

More Than Just Penguins!

Yvonne (left) with her 2 other Queens & Mr. Bee
We love a good cause here at Skeinz & so do our staffers.  Yvonne is our Production Manager - she's that vital cog that makes sure EVERYBODY in the Mill knows what they're doing & when they need to be doing it.  As well as been uber busy at work, in her spare time Yvonne is an accomplished athlete.  This year she is combining her athletic talent & huge heart to participate in the Oxfam Trailwalk.  We are helping support Yvonne & her team mates & thought we would share with you their mission & fundraising efforts.  Proceeds of this event go to help people in our own back yard, like those recently affected by Cyclone Evan in Fiji, Samoa & Tonga.

if you would like to help Yvonne & her team mates you can donate either at skeinz or on the Oxfam Trailwalk website.
Yvonne's team is ‘3 Queens and 1 Bee’.  You can find out more about us at: http://www.oxfamtrailwalker.org.nz/teams
We will be keeping regular update on their training & fundraising progress here - Good Luck Yvonne!

Oxfam Trailwalk 2013
Oxfam Trailwalker is one of the world's toughest charity team challenges and one of the most rewarding.
Teams of four have to walk – or run – the 100 km course in a limited time in all weather and some rough terrain. But it’s not just a physical challenge: participants are also raising money to help overcome poverty and injustice around the world. It’s a life-changing event.
Four Run/Walk members, Yvonne Faulkner, Glenys Bunning, Sue Geenty and David Hills are walking the Oxfam Trailwalk on April 6Th & 7th 2013.  We will participate as a team, all walking the full 100 k together.  Starting 6 am Saturday morning we hope to finish by 6 am Sunday morning.  The course is off-road, from Kinloch around the hills north of Taupo, along the Waikato River, eventually finishing at Taupo Domain. http://www.oxfamtrailwalker.org.nz/event-info/trail-info
We have paid our own entry fees, and have arranged and pay for our own food and accommodation. However, this event is a charity fund raiser, and a condition of entry is an agreement to raise money for Oxfam, and our target is $2000.  We hope to achieve much more than this.
Since Oxfam Trailwalker New Zealand started way back in 2006 people just like you from all walks of life have raised an incredible $4,764,954 towards Oxfam's vital work in alleviating poverty and demanding justice for the world's poorest communities.

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