25 Sep 2015

Oxfam Trailwalker eNews 1st Issue

Chinese and English Briefing Sessions Available on Oxfam Trailwalker Channel

More than 420 Trailwalker participants attended the Chinese, English and Putonghua briefing sessions which were held on 8 and 15 August, and 5 September respectively. During these sessions, our guest speakers (Mr. Frankie Tong, Dr. Wu Wing Cheung, Mr. Frank Hung, Mr. Raymond Lo and Mr. Willis Chan) shared their valuable experience with participants, provided useful tips, safety guidelines and demonstrated useful stretching exercises. If you want to download the briefing notes, please click here.


Fundraising Kits

Fundraising Target

Remember: you are joining Oxfam Trailwalker to help people fight against poverty! Set a feasible target for your team.

Fundraising Tools

Create your fundraising team page – You can fundraise online, track your fundraising record and thank all of your donors wherever they are.
Fundraising PowerPoint and Online Donation Guideline – Our handy PowerPoint presentation will help you learn how to fundraise, while our Online Donation Guidelines can be used to teach your donors how to conveniently make their donations online.
Information Pack – This will give you more information about the event as well as sponsorship details. You can download this resource from the Oxfam Trailwalker website or collect it at Oxfam Hong Kong’s office.
Note for Sponsorship and Sponsorship Form – Download and print these materials at your convenience to help you fundraise.

All teams that join Oxfam Trailwalker 2015, besides Pledge Teams, (including teams that are absent / withdraw on the day of the event) must raise a minimum sponsorship of HK$7,200 , except for Pledge Teams which must raise at least HK$70,000. Oxfam Hong Kong reserves the right not to accept applications for future Oxfam Trailwalker events from any member of a team who has failed to raise the minimum amount.

Promotional & Communication Materials

2015 Event Poster – Download our 2015 poster and post it up at your workplace, school or home!
Facebook – Join us and invite your friends to like our Trailwalker page so you can all receive the latest updates!
Youtube Channel – Share exciting footage with your family, friends and colleagues no matter where they are!
Have more fundraising ideas in mind? Share them with us by sending an email to otwinfo@oxfam.org.hk or leaving us a comment on our Facebook page! Keep up the good work and know that every little bit of effort you put into this Trailwalker will help those living in poverty!


Special Notes for Collecting Sponsorship

We would encourage you all to utilise the Fundraising Team Page for several reasons. Firstly, your family and friends will be able to make online donations and leave encouraging messages to your team. Secondly, your sponsors can also choose to print out a tax-deductible receipts*,so there is no need to record donations on sponsorship forms and send them to us! Thirdly, you will be able to reduce our administrative costs, which means that even more of the funds you raise and our time can go into fighting against poverty. And finally, it is easy to use. So what are you waiting for? Create a page for your team now!

To send us the donations you raised, please write “Oxfam Trailwalker 2015”, your team number and each team member’s full name in English on the back of all the original copies of the deposit slips, the printed copy of the online transfer acknowledgement note and all cheques, then submit these with the sponsorship form (sponsors’ names, needed for tax deduction claims in Hong Kong, must be written correctly) by post or in person to Oxfam Hong Kong on or before 22 December 2015 (dated according to the postmark). Writing the wrong team number will result in crediting your sponsorship to another team!

You MUST photocopy all of your sponsorship records. Don’t destroy the copies until you have received all the receipts. Receipts will be sent to the team member whose name is on the sponsorship form or corporate coordinator. If your mailing address has changed, please contact Oxfam Hong Kong.

To reduce administration costs, the tax deduction receipts* will only be issued for donations of HK$100 or above. For more information about sponsorship and receipting, please read P.20-23 of the Information Booklet or click here.
* For Hong Kong tax payers only.


Raise over $32,000 for a Chance to win Asia Miles or DCH Food Mart Coupons

Asia Miles
Asia Miles Limited, one of our Logistics Sponsors, has donated a total of 800,000 Asia Miles. 10 teams will be awarded this prize (80,000 Asia Miles per team).

DCH Food Mart Coupons
Dah Chong Hong Holdings Limited has donated DCH Food Mart coupons, worth a total of HK$60,000, which will be awarded to another 15 teams (coupons valued at HK$4,000 per team).

Teams that raise HK$32,000 or more by 22 December 2015 are eligible to enter our lucky draw. 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 22 December 2015 (dated according to the postmark). Late submissions, as well as those who have received or deposited their sponsorship money or cheques on or before 22 December 2015 but have not submitted proof of donations to Oxfam Hong Kong by the same date, will not be considered for the lucky draw. For details of the awards, please refer to the announcement on the Oxfam Trailwalker website.


Fundraising Awards

Teams taking part in Oxfam Trailwalker 2015 that raise HK$32,000 or more will take priority in registering for Oxfam Trailwalker 2016 as Special Teams. Any team or organisation which that raises over HK$70,000 will be acknowledged in the Oxfam Trailwalker 2015 Thank You Advertisement that will be published in newspapers.

Moreover, the following awards will be presented to the top fundraising teams:
Category Fundraising Awards – Awarded to any team or organisation that raises the most funds (over HK$200,000) in each category.
Outstanding Fundraiser Awards – Awarded to teams that raise HK$100,000 or more.
Outstanding Online Fundraiser Award– Awarded to the team that raises the most funds online.

Recipients of these awards will be invited to attend the Oxfam Trailwalker 2015 Prize Presentation Ceremony, which will be held on 19 February 2016.