Walking WoRMs

Raised: $4,844.51 (97% of our target)
Target: $5,000.00
Distance: 100 km
Target time: 
100 km Fast = 18-24 hours

Team bio

Team members

Last name Member status Team
Elspeth Knewstubb Team leader
Grethe Meisingset Member
Helen Carrington Member
Donna Darlington Member

Supporters

First name Last name Member title
Brenda Breidenstein
Colby Raley
David Carrington
Jimmy Arnold
Viktor Safar

We are four friends from around the globe who met in New Zealand through our common love of trail running and tramping in the great outdoors. One of us has flown the nest back to her home country of Norway, but we have tempted her back to join in this epic adventure. We all love to challenge ourselves and find our limits and what better way to do this than by walking 100km to raise money for Oxfam? No doubt there will be tears, laughter, grumpiness and happiness along the way but hey, that’s what friends are for! To help us achieve our goal in what will no doubt be an epic journey, we need to raise $2500 and this is where you lovely people come in. We would be honoured if you would sponsor us to help us achieve our goal (and change the lives of many other people). So please donate whatever you can to this fantastic cause. Every donation helps so thank you in advance for your support. Oh, and for those of you wondering about the name, we are all members of the Wellington Running Meetup running group, affectionately known in these parts as WoRM. But this time, we are walking!

Latest team update

Turns out that that massive challenge that felt like it was ages away is now just around the corner. In fact it's this coming weekend!

Grethe and Viktor have arrived safely in the country and we had a great catch up on Sunday with them and the rest of the support crew talking logistics...


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

Team fundraising

Latest donations

Date Donor name Donation
16 Apr 2018 Katie & Matt $30.00
12 Apr 2018 Janette Taylor $80.00
28 Mar 2018 Bivouac Outdoor $16.21
26 Mar 2018 Trade Aid Chocolates and honesty box cash $40.50
19 Mar 2018 Trade Aid Chocolates and honesty box $77.80

Highest donations

Donor name Donation
Movie Night and Raffle tickets $513.30
Don Knewstubb + Oxfam Unwrapped $398.00
Christmas Fun Run $203.00
Anonymous $200.00
Vik $200.00
Donor name Donation Message
Katie & Matt $30.00 Well done awesome fundraising effort!
Janette Taylor $80.00 Well done, we're super proud of you! xxxx
Bivouac Outdoor $16.21 Thanks to Bivouac Outdoor for donating a percentage of Oxfam Trailwalker participant purchases back to their team. Well done team!
Trade Aid Chocolates and honesty box cash $40.50 Turns out the cash donations are still rolling in along with chocolate purchases. Thanks everyone!
Trade Aid Chocolates and honesty box $77.80
Fe & Glenn $50.00 Good Luck walkers!!! You will smash it xxx
Charlotte Yee $50.00 Go well Grethe and team! So great to see you again :)
Anonymous $62.97 Happy feet all. Good luck.
Dave c $100.00 You guys have the best support crew to help you through this walk.
Diana Monk $30.00 Crackers but brilliant!! Enjoy it ladies!
Mal Kerr $100.00 Hope the weather holds out for you all
Anonymous $200.00 Have a great time! Good luck! :-)
Denis $25.00 Happy belated birthday Helen!
Katie $25.00 Good luck!!
Peter & Matt $100.00 Happy birthday Helen and good luck team! X
Dad and Janet $50.00 Nuts! Totally nuts!!! But admirable, too! Hope it goes well for you allt.
Anders $50.00
Richard and Michelle $100.00 All the very best team and welcome back Grethe - way to go!
Kathy K $25.00 Good luck guys, can't wait to hear all the gory details :-)
Anonymous $40.00 Go well girls
Thor Grosås $70.00 I wish you all the best!
Bivouac Outdoor $9.69 Thanks to Bivouac Outdoor for donating a percentage of Oxfam Trailwalker participant purchases back to their team. Well done team!
Trade Aid Chocolates (round 1) $105.10
Evert-Jan $50.00
Shoe Clinic Wellington $11.99 Thank you for your purchase with Shoe Clinic Wellington. All the best for Oxfam Trailwalker 2018!
Dom & Lou Strogen $100.00 Good luck to all the WoRM Walkers!
Lisa Hopwood-Turner $20.00 Good luck to Helen and the team! You're doing a great job for a great cause (I'm also enjoying seeing all the photos on Facebook of the efforts and the beautiful scenery!) xxx
Bivouac Outdoor $31.79 Thanks to Bivouac Outdoor for donating a percentage of Oxfam Trailwalker participant purchases back to their team. Well done team!
Bivouac Outdoor $17.60 Thanks to Bivouac Outdoor for donating a percentage of Oxfam Trailwalker participant purchases back to their team. Well done team!
Out Wear + Elspeth Knewstubb $9.56 For purchasing from Out Wear online, I got 20% of my sale back towards my team fundraising. Thanks Out Wear!
H & Al $70.00 All the best, Helen, to you and your team mates, for a great walk and good fund raising for such a worthy cause.
Alan $100.00 Go you wonderful WoRMs!
Brenda $20.00 Go team!! Merry Christmas!!
Christmas Fun Run $203.00 Thanks everyone for taking part in the Christmas fun run!!!
Kate Lancaster $30.00 good cause good cause good cause
Anonymous $50.00
Don Knewstubb + Oxfam Unwrapped $398.00 Oxfam Unwrapped credit
Oxfam Unwrapped credit. Way to go team!!
Vik $200.00 God tur!
Elspeth Knewstubb + Oxfam Unwrapped $106.00 Oxfam Unwrapped credit. Way to go team!!
Jenna (cash donation) $20.00
Glenn $200.00 Best of luck for a wonderful cause. And enjoy the magnificent Bay of Plenty!
Mike Brown $50.00 Remember - all poles, all the time!
Carys $30.00 Great work undertaking this challenge to help others :)
Blunt Umbrellas $30.00 Thank you for purchasing the beautiful Blunt + Flox umbrella. Good luck for the big event!
Cameron Fraser $20.00 Way to go team!
Movie Night and Raffle tickets $513.30 Thanks everyone who came to the movie and/or bought raffle tickets!
Stu $25.00 Go team!
Matt N $30.00
Jan $70.00 Go team go !
Second hand goods $91.00
Olwyn (cash donation) $20.00
Anonymous $200.00 Good luck! :-)
Katie $25.00 Go Els and co!!
Hilde $100.00
The Barkers $30.00 Best of luck Helen (and team)! xx
Karien $25.00 Best of luck!
Thomas Revå $10.00 Have fun!
Christian Ludowicy $10.00 Have fun. Best regards from Germany
Wallis $35.00
Jan and Charlie $30.00
Anna Sinclair $20.00
Charlotte $80.00 L-E-G-E-N-D-S
Lizzie Barone $50.00 Go Walking WoRMS!
Pete (cash donation) $20.00
Anonymous $10.00 Wahoo! Gooooooooo WoRMs!
Carl Sagstad $20.00 Go for it Els!
Don K $150.00 May the wind be always at your back
Janet K $50.00 Good luck
Rebecca M $25.00 Whoop! I'll get you started :).


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Key dates

  • Oxfam Trailwalker 2019: 23-24 March
  • Whakatāne Awards tbc
  • Auckland Awards tbc
  • Wellington Awards tbc 

*dates subject to change