ENDEAVOUR Primary School teachers will go on a 50km trek through the Perth hills to raise money for Oxfam Trailwalk tomorrow .
The trail walkers – Ashley MacLure, Claire Selkirk, Sarah Tassicker and Donna Pollock – came together at the beginning of the year with the goal of raising money for communities in less fortunate countries.
Team Endeavour participants hope to make a significant difference to the lives of people living in poverty around the world.
Funds raised for Oxfam can continue vital, long-term development work, promoting education, ensuring access to clean water, teaching skills to grow food and fighting for the basic rights of people we help. With this support, the world’s poorest people can take control and help themselves through sustainable living.
“We would like to raise $7000 which will pay for 312 women chilli farmers in Bangladesh to attend a two-day training course on growing, picking and sorting chillies, helping them to establish a livelihood,” Mrs Selkirk said.
Mrs MacLure said the $2380 already raised could provide the construction of two vegetable gardens in South Africa, help grow nutritious food for children living with and affected by, HIV and Aids.
The walk will start tomorrow, September 17, at Chidlow and finish at Forrestfield.
Team Endeavour has been training all year and they are getting anxious, excited but determined to complete the walk.
To donate visit Trailwalker.oxfam.org.au.