A BAYSWATER-based team of four mothers will combine for a 50km trek to raise funds for families in poverty around the world in September.
Bayswater resident Nyssa Bull and fellow Saint Columba’s Primary School mothers Jennifer Hurst and Alissa Inglis and friend Jo Webb have been training for the Oxfam Trailwalker Perth 50km event.
The trek raises funds for Oxfam’s support projects in 85 countries which empower communities to lift themselves out of poverty. Teams were required to raise at least $1400 to enter.
“We are just a group of mums and we realise how lucky we are and we wanted to help others and Oxfam and in the meantime get fit,” Mrs Bull said.
“I think it is really important, we are so lucky where we live and everything that we have so it is really important to give back to all those families that don’t have what we have.
“It is the least we can do.”
Mrs Bull said the team raised had about $1320 so far.
“We are hosting a yoga fundraiser on the weekend as one of our members is a yoga instructor,” she said.
“We have got another six weeks to go so we definitely want to double it.”
She said the team trained together once a week by doing long walks for two to three hours.
“Hopefully we can up our walking in the next few weeks and try and do 5km walks as practice,” she said.
The Oxfam Trailwalker Perth will be held from September 22 to 24.
To donate, go to: https://trailwalker.oxfam.org.au/my/team/walker/292391