Starship Troopers

Raised: $9,420.36 (105% of our target)
Target: $9,000.00
Distance: 100 km
Target time: 
100 km Fast = 18-24 hours
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Team bio

Team members

Last name Member status Team
Raewyn Gavin Team leader
Susan Cato-Symonds Member
Victoria Cuthers Member
Marion Hamer Member


First name Last name Member title
Chase Cuthers
David Wood
Thomas Wood
Warren Wood


Starship Troopers IV – The Force

"Don't underestimate the Force" (Darth Vader)

Starship Troopers are back again for 2018 - four keen walkers from Starship Children's Hospital. Out to raise money for Oxfam in an effort to reduce the effects of poverty in the Pacific. As child health professionals we see the impact poverty has on children's lives and want to do something to help.

We have lots of fundraising ideas and we will be training hard so that we will not be afraid to walk 100km because "fear is the path to the dark side" (Yoda)



Latest team update

“You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.” George Lucas 

Well, that is just what we did - the Force was strong in us! And the weather was kind. LOTS of photos attached

We are so very very...

Minimum fundraising deadline: 16 April 2018
Final fundraising deadline: 16 April 2018

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Team fundraising

Latest donations

Date Donor name Donation
20 Mar 2018 Myka Copeland $20.00
20 Mar 2018 Charlotte - Vic's office buddy $70.00
20 Mar 2018 anonymous $200.00
15 Mar 2018 Abdal-Bari Al-Chanati $20.00
15 Mar 2018 Anonymous $70.00

Highest donations

Donor name Donation
Long Table Fundraising Dinner $2,350.00
Raffle $551.40
Sileni Wines $520.00
Sileni Wines $440.00
Helen and Wendy Noble $400.00
Donor name Donation Message
Myka Copeland $20.00 Yaaaaay Marion, woohooo! Huge congratulations, hope you loved it (even with the extra trips) xxxx
Charlotte - Vic's office buddy $70.00 Have loved hearing about all the training walks, and especially the final challenge. Not once did I hear any complaints. You are all such 'troopers'. Congratulations and well done on such amazing fundraising!
anonymous $200.00
Abdal-Bari Al-Chanati $20.00 Well done!!
Anonymous $70.00
Anonymous $50.00 Well done Troopers! You guys are awesome :)
Anonymous $120.00
Bossie Jossie $25.00 Amazing effort - Go Girls xx
Rachael Parke $50.00
Rundle Family $100.00 Go Starship Troopers!! You got this!
Denise Manning $50.00 Go well ladies
Helen and Wendy Noble $400.00 Good Luck team! We will be tracking you progress and promise to send good vibes your way. All the best, Kia Kaha x
Jude Mac $200.00 Wishing you all the best for the walk. I am so impressed!
Elizabeth Wood $100.00 Have fun, look forward to hearing about the great adventure.
Julia Nash $25.00 You are all so awesome!
Sarah J $100.00 Good luck and have fun
Sarah Thompson $40.00 Super inspired by you all. Kia Kaha :-)
Sileni Wines $440.00 Part Two of our Sileni Wine fundraiser
Nic Gini $100.00 Complete madness. But impressive madness! Good luck team.
Abby and Jamie $70.00
Elizabeth Wilson $200.00 Susan and Vic, walk the walk, walk the talk, don't talk the entire walk! may the force not fail any of you. will be thinking of you as i swan around in Queenstown.
Long Table Fundraising Dinner $2,350.00 Proceeds from our fabulous fundraising dinner. Huge thanks to our Chef Warren and all our hard working helpers - Wendy, Chase, David, Thomas, Paige, Bronwyn, Olivia and Heather. And to all our guests for coming along
Oxfam Unwrapped + Phillipa Clark $259.00 Oxfam Unwrapped credit
Thank you for your purchase with Oxfam Unwrapped.
Tart $100.00 You guys are awesome! Have lots of fun :)
Irene and John Gavin $200.00 ‘May the Force be with the Starship Four, as they go forth on their fourth foray. For you four, euphoria follows.’
Raffle $551.40 Thanks to all of those who bought tickets for our raffle. First prize: Food Hamper. Rosemary Gormack – Starship School teacher Second prize: Pamper pack. Benaz Dias – Ward Clerk 23B
Anonymous $70.00
Marion Hamer $70.00
Helen Evans $200.00 Ladies, you are total inspirations. Year after year, you and your supporters put in all this hard work for Oxfam - thank you so much! I had a lovely evening yesterday at your fundraiser and I love my vases. Have a fabulous time on the day and I'll be crossing my fingers that it stays dry. Love Helen xxxx
Sue $50.00 All the best for an awesome cause....rather you than me though :-)
Annie Fogerty $70.00
Helen Sargent $70.00
Bivouac Outdoor $30.13 Thanks to Bivouac Outdoor for donating a percentage of Oxfam Trailwalker participant purchases back to their team. Well done team!
Emma B $100.00 Go Troopers!!
Anonymous $40.00 Good luck and well done with all your hard work
Tom $142.00 Go Marion!
Jean K $70.00 You are such an inspiration.
Anonymous $70.00 Awesome thing to achieve - good luck.
Benaz Dias $20.00
Andrea and Zak $100.00 You go awesome Starship Troopers:)
Shoe Clinic Ponsonby $7.98 Thank you for your purchase with Shoe Clinic Ponsonby. All the best for Oxfam Trailwalker 2018!
Shoe Clinic Newmarket $25.99 Thank you for your purchase with Shoe Clinic Newmarket. All the best for Oxfam Trailwalker 2018!
Shoe Clinic Newmarket $30.47 Thank you for your purchase with Shoe Clinic Newmarket. All the best for Oxfam Trailwalker 2018!
Trade Aid Chocolate Fundraiser $300.00 Chocolate is great fuel for the hills - but beware the laxative effect!
Bake sale $20.00
Bake sale $31.20
Silvana $100.00 Go Starship Troopers !!!!!
Bake sale $351.90 Thanks to our amazing supporters who bought delicious home baked goodness from us - we will walk the calories off for you!
Elroy Rinto $65.00
Not displayed $50.00 Go get 'em - you are an inspiration
Andrew and Chris Goldie $50.00
Blunt + Clare O'Donnell $30.00 Thank you for your online purchase with Blunt. All the best for Oxfam Trailwalker 2018!
Bivouac Outdoor $24.29 Thanks to Bivouac Outdoor for donating a percentage of Oxfam Trailwalker participant purchases back to their team. Well done team!
Oxfam NZ $50.00 Thanks for signing up in July, here is your $50 kickstarter
Sileni Wines $520.00 Pre-Xmas wine sales. More wine fundraising to come in February
Clare $100.00 Good luck you brave Troopers- especially Trooper Marion!
Anonymous $70.00 Go Girls....You Troopers!! Great cause
Tonya $100.00 Star Wars or Moomin message? Going with “Making a journey by night is more wonderful than anything in the world” Moomintroll
Anonymous $100.00 $100 for another dance across the finish line
Blunt Umbrellas $30.00 Thank you for purchasing the beautiful Blunt + Flox umbrella. Good luck for the big event!
City farm $40.00 Go girls!
Clare Andrew $10.00 Go Troopers!!!! I'll donate another $10 if you do the Hilary Trail again ;)
Mt Eden Kwim Team $65.00 Eh by gum
Alex DeLarge $20.00 “What's it going to be then, eh?”
Little Tree $60.00 Staying one step ahead of 'A team has no name'
Moominpapa $156.00 Gotta stay ahead of the young upstarts. At least this team has a name!

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Key dates

  • Oxfam Trailwalker 2018: March 10 - 11
  • Final fundraising deadline: 16 Apr
  • Whakatāne Awards 4 May
  • Auckland Awards 11 May
  • Wellington Awards 18 May

* dates subject to change