Thank YOU for making Oxfam Trailwalker 2018 a great success!
Dear Oxfam Trailwalker,
Oxfam Trailwalker (OTW) 2018 successfully concluded on 18 November! A big congratulations and thank you to you, your teammates and support team members who have taken part in the event! Your every effort has contributed to the success of this event which helps raise funds to improve the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable! We sincerely hope that you and your teammates will spend a few minutes to watch the following video to learn about Oxfam’s projects in Hong Kong. We also hope that you can share this video with your family, friends and supporters to let more people know the true meaning behind the OTW!
This year, 4,866 walkers (1,219 teams) set out from the Start Point in Pak Tam Chung! A total of 4,228 walkers overcame the challenge of 23 hills and completed the 100 km trail within the 48-hour time limit, representing 87 per cent of all walkers. It was encouraging that 873 teams reached the Finish Point at Yuen Long in full teams of four members, which is about 72 per cent of the total number of teams. Congratulations to everyone!
The first team was ‘8024 – Gone Running-Joint Dynamics’, which finished in 11 hours and 53 minutes. ‘8003 – AWOO Team Nepal’ crossed the finish line next in 12 hours and 8 minutes, while ‘8124 –Team 2XU’, finished in 13 hours and 10 minutes. Congratulations to all of these teams for achieving such extraordinary results! Please check other teams’ rankings on the OTW website.
OTW 2018 was only successful because of the dedication of everyone involved. We hope you felt the love throughout the event from your teammates, support team, sponsors, other walkers, more than 3,000 volunteers, more than 40 sponsors and supporting organisations, and from the staff at Oxfam too! This year, we would like to say a special thank you to teams that reduced waste and support teams that avoided driving along the trail. This helped keep the trail clean, and kept roads clear and caused less of an inconvenience for people in the vicinity and other road users. Thank you so much!
Change is never easy, to change for the better is even harder. During the 48 hours of the OTW, four people work to achieve one goal. Along the 100 km trail, teamwork and encouragement from CP volunteers and support teams play a key role in helping teams overcome all challenges and achieve this goal. As they train for the event and walk it, they not only transform but also transform the lives of those living in poor communities.
1) Teams that raise HK$36,000 can enter Special Prize Lucky Draw
Any team which has raised HK$36,000 or above by 18 December 2018 is eligible to enter a lucky draw to win either Asia Miles Limited’s miles or DCH Food Mart coupons. The awarded prize will be evenly shared by the four registered members of each winning team. The right to enter the lucky draw will be forfeited if the team cannot submit all proof of donations to Oxfam Hong Kong on or before 18 December 2018 (dated according to the postmark). Late submissions, including those who have banked in the sponsorship money or cheques on or before 18 December 2018 but have not sent the donation proofs to Oxfam Hong Kong, will not be considered for the lucky draw.
Asia Miles, the Logistics Sponsor, has donated 1,000,000 Asia Miles which will be awarded to 10 teams (100,000 Asia Miles per team or 25,000 Asia Miles per team member).
DCH Food Mart coupons
Dah Chong Hong Holdings has donated DCH Food Mart coupons valued at HK$40,000. These coupons will be awarded to 10 teams (coupons valued at HK$4,000 per team).
2) Important dates
|Tue, 18 Dec 2018||Sponsorship due date
(Cut-off date for counting sponsorship amount affects eligibility to enter lucky draw for Asia Miles or DCH cash coupon.)
|Mon, 15 Jan 2019||Asia Miles & Dah Chong Hong Fundraising Prizes Lucky Draw. Results will be announced on the website on the same day. Winners will have to claim the prizes within the prize collection period (to be announced together with the winner list). Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited.|
|Fri, 22 Feb 2019||Prize Presentation Ceremony
(Awardees of Fundraising Awards and Speed Awards will be notified).
|June / July 2019||Oxfam Trailwalker Trip to visit an Oxfam project (Inner Mongolia)|
3) Other prizes and acknowledgements
3.1 Teams that raise over HK$36,000
Teams that raise HK$36,000 or above in the OTW 2018 will take priority in registering for Oxfam Trailwalker 2019.
3.2 Teams that raise HK$72,000 or above
Teams that raise HK$72,000 or above will be acknowledged in the OTW 2018 Acknowledgement Advertisement.
3.3 Teams that raise HK$100,000 or above
Teams that raise HK$100,000 or above will receive an OTW Outstanding Fundraiser Award.
3.4 Teams that raise HK$200,000 or above
If teams that raise HK$200,000 or above require an Oxfam representative at a celebration or other functions, please email us at email@example.com or call us on 2520 2525.
3.5 Outstanding Online Fundraiser Award
This will be awarded to the team that raises the highest amount online.
3.6 Prizes for the fastest teams
Twenty stylish SEIKO watches will be awarded to the fastest teams (that finish as a full team) in the MALE, FEMALE, MIXED and VETERAN categories. The watches are sponsored by Thong Sia Watch Co., Ltd. All awards will be presented at the Prize Presentation ceremony, which will be held on 22 February 2019.
All teams (including those whose registration was confirmed but who did not participate in this event without giving written notice to the Organiser before it started) must raise a minimum of HK$7,600 in sponsorship, except Pledge Teams, which must raise a minimum of HK$72,000. The Organiser reserves the right to reject applications for future OTW events from any member of a team that has failed to raise the minimum. For registered teams that did not start or have withdrawn without giving a written notice to Oxfam, please be reminded of the following event rules again:
|Withdrawal with written notice on or before 27 August||Sponsorship not required|
|Withdrawal with written notice 28 August – 13 November||HK$3,800 minimum sponsorship
HK$36,000 minimum sponsorship (Pledge Team)
|Withdrawal after 14 November or absent on the event day||HK$7,600 minimum sponsorship
HK$72,000 minimum sponsorship (Pledge Team)
Oxfam Hong Kong reserves the right not to accept applications for future Oxfam Trailwalker events from any member of a team which has failed to comply with the above stipulations.
4) Collection of Sponsorship – Deadline: 18 December 2018
4.1 Collecting donations online
We are pleased to share that a total of HK$19 million was raised online as of 8 December. We expect this figure to continue to grow before the X’mas holidays! This achievement is attributed to the concerted efforts of 1,084 teams that have invited their family and friends to donate online. Collecting donations online is effective, safe and it helps reduce Oxfam’s administrative costs. If you would like to activate your team’s online donation platform, please read the ‘Manage your fundraising team page’ web page, or contact Ms. Why Wong on 2520 2525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
4.2 Collecting donations offline
You can also collect your sponsorship by sending in sponsorship forms and the original copy of the bank deposit slips, crossed cheques (made payable to Oxfam Hong Kong) or the printed copies of the online transfer Acknowledgement Notes. Please send them to Oxfam Hong Kong no later than 18 December 2018. Always keep the yellow copy of your sponsorship forms and photocopies of your deposit slips, cheques or other documents as a record until you have received the tax-deductible receipts from Oxfam Hong Kong. For details on submitting donations, please visit the OTW website.
Receipts will be sent to each team member 8-10 weeks after receiving of your sponsorship money and forms. For Company / Organisation Teams with a Corporate Coordinator as your contact person, receipts will be sent to the Corporate Coordinator. Please notify Oxfam if your sponsorship is shared with another team (especially corporate teams), and please write this clearly on the sponsorship form.
You can also submit the sponsorship money you have raised to Oxfam Hong Kong’s account as below:
Bank of China
Hang Seng Bank
|Deposit at a branch||
|Direct transfer through ATM or e-Banking|
*Please write your team number on the original copy of the deposit slip or the printed copy of the online transfer Acknowledgement Note, and submit it with your sponsorship form by post or by hand to Oxfam.
5) Post-event online questionnaire
To help us improve the OTW, we would like to hear from you about OTW 2018. Please help fill in the online questionnaire! Your input is very valuable to us.
6) Photos of Oxfam Trailwalker 2018
Oxfam Trailwalker Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oxfamtrailwalkerhk/
Media partner – Sportsoho：https://www.sportsoho.com/pg/photos/matchalbum/7190581
7) Certification of Appreciation for Support Teams
Every OTW team needs the dedicated help of their support team members to achieve their goals! This year’s Certificate of Appreciation for Support Teams is now available. You can download it here and print it out for your support team member.
8) List of Green4 Trailwalker walkers
We are grateful for the cooperation of and support from participants and their support teams in keeping the trail clean. A total of 53 teams received special certificates for protecting the environment and reducing waste along the 100 km trail. Teams’ information and photos will be posted on the OTW website.
9) List of teams that left litter on the trail
We are grateful that many participants and their support teams did their part in keeping the trail clean. However, volunteers and cleaners did find some trash marked with team numbers on them. These teams and members’ names will be posted onto the OTW website later in December. We at Oxfam Hong Kong express our gratitude to the volunteers of the Hong Kong Hiking Meetup Group who helped clean the trail after the event!
10) Oxfam Trailwalker Trip to learn about Oxfam’s anti-poverty projects
Join us on a hike to visit and learn about one of Oxfam’s project sites in June / July 2019. If you are interested in joining or have any queries, please email us at email@example.com .
11) Oxfam Annual Report 2017/18
A copy of the Oxfam Annual Report can be downloaded on Oxfam Hong Kong’s website. It shares Oxfam’s work on alleviating poverty and injustice over the past year, and its financial health. We welcome your feedback as much as your support.
12) A heartfelt THANKS!
Special thanks go to the following sponsors, supporting organisations and over 3,000 volunteers:
Asia Miles Limited
CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
PCCW and HKT
|Official Engineering Consultant
Kum Shing Group
|Official Energy Food
|Official Outdoor Shop
|Official Green Management Partner
SGS Hong Kong Ltd
Swire Properties Limited
|Official Drinks Sponsor
Dah Chong Hong Holdings Ltd.
Hung Fook Tong Group Holdings Limited
Seiko – Thong Sia Watch Co., Ltd.
Sims Trading Company Ltd.
|Other Supporting Companies & Organisations
Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
Auxiliary Medical Service
Chinese Medicine Professional Tui-Na Association, Hong Kong
Civil Aid Service
Correctional Services Department
Customs and Excise Department Volunteer Team
Government Flying Service
Government Property Agency
Hong Kong Adventure Corps
Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps
Hong Kong Amateur Radio Transmitting Society Limited
Hong Kong Fire Services Department
Hong Kong Fire Services Department Volunteer Team
Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association Limited
Hong Kong Podiatrists Association
Hong Kong Police Force
Hong Kong Police Volunteer Services Corps
ICAC Staff Club
Kowloon Central Cluster
Scout Association of Hong Kong
Swire Properties Community Ambassador
The Boy’s Brigade, Hong Kong
The Green Earth
The RHKR (The Volunteers) Association
|Other Supporting Organisations
Ascensia Diabetes Care Hong Kong Limited
BKT Group Limited
Civil Aviation Department
Friends of Oxfam Trailwalker
Hong Kong Hiking Meetup
Hong Kong Observatory
Hong Kong Westhikers Club
New Opportunity Company Limited
Po Leung Kuk Pak Tam Chung Holiday Camp
Po Leung Kuk Jockey Club Tai Tong Holiday Camp
Sai Kung District Office
Sai Wan Village
Sport Specialty Group, Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association
Trailwalker Teaching Room
Water Supplies Department
Once again, we sincerely thank you and your teammates for your continuing to support Oxfam Hong Kong! If you have any further queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 2527 6213 or call us on 2520 2525. Please tell us your team number when making your enquiry. Thank you!
See you at the OTW next year which is scheduled for 15-17 November 2019!
Oxfam Hong Kong