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"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 35 teams for Oxfam Trailwalker NZ 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.

Corporate wellness

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!

Here are just a few of the ways your company can benefit from taking on Oxfam Trailwalker:
  • Boost team spirit;
  • A healthier workplace;
  • Improved relationships;
  • Collaborative working;
  • Encourage healthy inter-departmental competition.

Company leaderboard

Over the years the most teams from each company or organisation is shown below (This is for all ten years of the event up to 2015).

Representing Number of teams
Watercare 35
OfficeMax 19
DLA Phillips Fox 14
Datacom Systems 13
ProCare Health 12
Tonkin & Taylor 11
Wellington Women Walking Project 11
Wesley Methodist Church Papatoetoe 10
Maunsell 9
Bivouac Outdoor 8
Tenon 8
Waikato District Council 8
Adventure Wellington 7
ANZ National Bank 7
Bupa Care Services 7
Fletcher Construction 7
Pricewaterhouse Coopers 7
Telecom 7
Auckland Tramping Club 6
Fonterra 6
McDonald's Lime 6
New World 6
North Shore City Council 6
NZ Army 6
Royal New Zealand Air Force 6
Waitakere City Council 6
Young Labour 6
Air New Zealand 5
The Body Shop 5
Contours 5
Diocesan School for Girls 5
Maven 5
Opus International Consultants 5