"PLEASE, PLEASE give it a go, or encourage others to give it a go. It is the most character building, team bonding, group hugging, good deed ever!”
– Watercare Cougars
Oxfam Trailwalker is all about teamwork – it’s a great opportunity for team building and a fun way to develop team spirit among colleagues. It's also a chance to show what your organisation is made of. Employees of all levels will work together to take on a physical and mental challenge like no other, while supporting a brilliant cause.
Workplace involvement in Oxfam Trailwalker is a unique way to support employees, strengthen relationships with clients and suppliers, increase an organisation’s charitable profile. Some companies get so bitten by the Oxfam Trailwalker bug, they enter several teams. The current top scorer goes to Watercare who have fielded 21 teams for Oxfam Trailwalker to date.
Getting your workplace involved:
Email us now and we can send posters, flyers and a copy of the Oxfam Trailwalker video to share with your workmates.
One of the team from Oxfam can visit your workplace to deliver a tailored presentation to you and your colleagues. We can explain the challenge and trail in more detail, provide an overview of the training and fundraising involved, and help to encourage others to take part. All we need is 15 minutes and these presentations can be arranged at a time to suit you – lunchtimes, after working hours etc. Email us now to book.
Another bonus of getting fellow staff members involved is promotion of a healthy workforce.
Your team will depend on each other. You'll learn about your strengths and weaknesses in training, and you'll work together to coordinate your fundraising efforts. During the event itself you'll help each other through the highs and lows - encouraging and motivating each other throughout the 100km. Crossing the finish line with your team will leave you with a feeling of pride and achievement that will stay with you long after you're back in the office!
- Boost team spirit;
- A healthier workplace;
- Improved relationships;
- Collaborative working;
- Encourage healthy inter-departmental competition.
Over the years the most teams from each company or organisation is shown below (This is for all nine years of the event up to 2014).
|Representing||Number of teams|
|DLA Phillips Fox||14|
|Wellington Women Walking Project||11|
|Wesley Methodist Church Papatoetoe||10|
|Waikato District Council||8|
|ANZ National Bank||7|
|Tonkin & Taylor||7|
|Auckland Tramping Club||6|
|Bupa Care Services||6|
|North Shore City Council||6|
|Waitakere City Council||6|
|Air New Zealand||5|
|Diocesan School for Girls||5|
|Opus International Consultants||5|
|Royal New Zealand Air Force||5|