Oxfam Constituency Campaigner, member of the Manchester Oxfam group, and seasoned walker Charles Price, will be undertaking a tough challenge this weekend with a fundraising target of £500. Usually found volunteering at Oxfam Originals in the Northern Quarter, hear why he’s decided to get his boots muddy:
This weekend, starting at 09h00 on Saturday 1st June, I’ll be heading out in the Yorkshire Dales National Park from Skipton on a 62 and a bit mile (or 100 km) walk/tab/yomp/hike. For why? Well, it’s all as part of Oxfam’s annual fundraising Trailtrekker event. Along with around about 350 other teams, some 1,400 people, I’ll be walking the non-stop, through the night challenge to raise important funds and monies that’ll help Oxfam keep up the great work it does.
Moving up through Malham, Horton in Ribblesdale, Deepdale, Buckden and Conistone, we’ll be taking in some fabulous, almost fantabulosa, views and, with the low ambient light of the dales, if it’s a clear night, we should be treated to some wonderfully starry skies. Backed up by our support crew, there’ll be several official pit stops for refuelling and morale improving sock changes, should the weather lean to rain.
By midday on Sunday 2nd June, we should be back in Skipton having completed the TrailTrekker course in its entirety, possibly bloodied, battered and bruised, but ready for medals… I’ll be hitting the clubs straight after –
A long, hilly, rough and often difficult trek to raise money for a very important cause.
Trailtrekker photo credit: Crispin Hughes