Extreme walking for Oxfam

There aren’t many people with the determination to complete one of the gruelling 100km Oxfam Trailwalker events, let alone complete all four that take place around Australia each year.

But that’s exactly what a team representing Jirsch Sutherland is doing in 2018 – pushing mind, body and soul to the extreme while raising valuable funds for Oxfam.

 Team SCAM are at it again

After successfully completing the 100km Sydney Oxfam Trailwalker in 2016, team SCAM (Sule Arnautovic, Craig Perring, Andrew Spring and Matthew Ward) have had a well-deserved year off to reflect on their achievement. And having sworn never to do the walk again, the team decided to come back and do all four national events.

“After the 2016 event, most of us walked away saying we’d never undertake such a tough challenge again,” says Sule. “What a difference a year makes.”

Team SCAM is about to start training for the challenge, which is known colloquially known as the 2018 QUADFAM Challenge.

“By the end of next year, we will have walked more than 400kms and hopefully raised some much-needed funds for Oxfam,” Sule says. “We’re ready to get walking and are determined to beat our 2016 time of 27 hours and 8 minutes for each of the four 100km walks.”

 National Oxfam Trailwalker dates for 2018

Melbourne
23 March to 25 March 2018

Brisbane
22 June to 24 June 2018

Sydney
24 August to 26 August 2018

Perth
22 September to 24 September 2018

 How you can help!

As the 2018 QUADFAM challenge will involve some extraordinary out-of-pocket costs such as flights, multiple event registration fees and accommodation, Jirsch Sutherland has decided to run all donations through the Jirsch Sutherland Trust Account with 25% of the donations allocated to these out-of-pocket costs in the first instance and 75% going to Oxfam (this component being an eligible tax deduction).

In the event that the out-of-pocket costs are covered by the suggested 25% allocation, Jirsch Sutherland will donate the balance to Oxfam. In the event the suggested 25% allocation does not cover the out-of-pocket costs above, the SCAM team members will pay these costs themselves.

No matter how small, your donation will be greatly appreciated.

Please make donations to the following account:

JIRSCH SUTHERLAND TRUST ACCOUNT

CBA

BSB: 062 111

A/C: 1073 2915

REF: [Quadfam + Your full name, for tax purposes]

O/SEAS SWIFT CODE (IF APPLICABLE): CTBAAU2S