13 Dec 2017

Thank YOU for making Oxfam Trailwalker 2017 a great success!

Dear Oxfam Trailwalker,

 

Oxfam Trailwalker 2017 was successfully concluded on 19 November! Congratulations and great thanks to you, your teammates and support team members who have taken part in the event! Your every effort contributed to the success of this large-scale event which helps raise fund to improve the livelihood of the disadvantaged!

 

This year, 4,948 walkers (1,243 teams) set out from the Start Point in Pak Tam Chung at 5 starts! Finally 4,308 walkers overcame the challenge of 23 hills and completed the 100km trail within the time limit of 48 hours, representing 87% of all walkers. It was encouraging that 881 teams reached the Finish Point at Yuen Long in full teams of four members, which is about 71% of the total number of teams. Congratulations to everyone!

 

The first team was “8003 – AWOO Team Nepal”, finishing in 12 hours 01 minutes. 50 minutes later, “8016 – 美女與猛獸s – Beauty and the Beasts” finishing in 12 hours 51 minutes, and “8026 – Hong Kong Sports Clinic x Salomon”, finishing in 13 hours 26 minutes respectively. Congratulations to them for the extraordinary results!  Please check other teams’ rankings on the Oxfam Trailwalker website.

 

Oxfam Trailwalker 2017 could only succeed with the dedication from everyone involved.  We hope you have felt the care and support throughout the event – from your teammates, your support team, your sponsors, other walkers, more than 3,000 volunteers, more than 40 sponsors and supporting organisations, and from Oxfam staff members too! This year, we would like to especially thank support teams for minimizing the use of vehicles along the Trail contributing to better traffic flow and less inconvenience caused for people in the vicinity and other road users.

 

Every year, no matter what are difficulties and obstacles along the 100km trail for trailwalkers, team work and encouragements from CP volunteers and support teams are always playing the key roles to overcome all the challenges with the spirit of “We are Trailwalkers”.

 

1) Teams raising $36,000 can enter Special Prize Lucky Draw

Any team which has raised HK$36,000 or above by 19 December 2017 is eligible to enter a lucky draw to win either Asia Miles Limited mileages 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 proofs of donations to Oxfam Hong Kong on or before 19 December 2017 (dated according to the postmark). Late submissions, including those who have banked in the sponsorship money or cheques on or before 19 December 2017 but have not sent the donation proofs to Oxfam Hong Kong, will not be considered for the lucky draw.

 

Asia Miles mileages

Asia Miles Limited, one of the Logistics Sponsors, has donated a total of 1,000,000 mileages to be awarded to 10 teams (100,000 mileages per team)

DCH Food Mart coupons

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

 

2) Important Dates

 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 Sponsorship due date

(cut-off date for counting sponsorship amount which affects eligibility to enter lucky draw for Asia Miles mileages or DCH cash coupon)

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 Asia Miles & Dah Chong Hong Fundraising Prizes Lucky Draw.  Result will be announced on the website 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 automatically
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 Prize Presentation Ceremony (awardees of Fundraising Awards and Speed Awards will be notified accordingly.  (cocktail reception)
Easter Holidays 2018 Oxfam Trailwalker Trip to Program Site (Laos)

 

 

3) Other Prizes and Encouragements

3.1   Teams Raising over HK$36,000

Teams raising HK$36,000 or above in Oxfam Trailwalker 2017 will take priority in registering for Oxfam Trailwalker 2018.

3.2   Teams Raising HK$72,000 or above

Teams raising HK$72,000 or above will be acknowledged in the Oxfam Trailwalker 2017 Acknowledgement Advertisement.

3.3   Teams Raising HK$100,000 or above

Teams raising HK$100,000 or above will receive an Oxfam Trailwalker Outstanding Fundraiser Award.

3.4   Teams Raising HK$200,000 or above

If teams raising HK$200,000 or above require an Oxfam representative at a celebration or other functions, please email us at otwinfo@oxfam.org.hk or call us at 2520 2525.

3.5   Outstanding Online Fundraiser Award

This will be awarded to the team raising the highest amount on-line.

3.6   Prizes for the fastest teams

20 stylish SEIKO watches will be awarded to the fastest teams (finishing in full team) of the MALE, FEMALE, MIXED and VETERAN I and VETERAN II categories. The watches are sponsored by Thong Sia Watch Co., Ltd. All the awards will be presented at the Prize Presentation ceremony to be held on 23 February 2018.

 

All teams (including those whose registration is confirmed but who do not participate in this event without giving written notice to the organiser of this event 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 Oxfam Trailwalker events from any member of a team that has failed to raise the minimum. For registered teams which did not start or have withdrawn without giving a written notice to Oxfam, please be reminded of the following event rules again:

Withdrawal with a written notice on or before 28 August Sponsorship not required
Withdrawal with a written notice after 28 August HK$3,800 minimum sponsorship (Open Team)

HK$36,000 minimum sponsorship (Pledge Team)

Withdrawal without a written notice
Absent or withdraw on the event day
HK$7,600 minimum sponsorship (Open Team)

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: 19 December 2017

 

4.1  Collecting donation on-line

We are pleased to share that a total of HK$19 million was raised on-line as of 12 December.  We expect the figure to further shoot up before X’mas holidays!  This is attributed to the concerted efforts from 1,114 teams who have invited their family and circle of friends to donate on-line.  Collecting donation on-line is effective, safe and it helps reduce Oxfam’s administration costs.  If you would like to activate your team’s on-line donation platform, please read Manage your fundraising team page, or contact Ms. Yan Ip at 2520 2525 / email to otwinfo@oxfam.org.hk.

 

4.2  Collecting donation off-line

You can also collect your sponsorship by sending in sponsorship forms and 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 not later than 19 December 2017. 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 the details of donation submission, please check the 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. Notify Oxfam if you share the sponsorship with another team (especially corporate teams). 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 012-874-0-013039-1 284-401080-010
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 collect your feedback of Oxfam Trailwalker 2017, please help fill in the online questionnaire. Your input will help us prepare for a better Oxfam Trailwalker in 2018.

 

6) Certification of Appreication for Support Team

 

Every Oxfam Trailwalker team needs the dedicated help from their support team members to achieve their goals! This year’s Certificate of Appreciation for Support Team is ready for your use now. You can download it here and print it out for your support team member.

 

7) List of Littering Teams

 

We are grateful for the cooperation and support from participants and their support teams for keeping the trail clean.  However, volunteers and cleaning workers did find some trash marked with team numbers. These teams and members’ names will be posted onto the Oxfam Trailwalker website later in December. Oxfam Hong Kong expresses our gratitude to the volunteers of Hong Kong Hiking Meetup Group who helped clean up the trail after completion of the event!

 

8) Oxfam Trailwalker Trip to Oxfam’s anti-poverty projects

 

Join us to hike to Oxfam’s projects site during the Easter Holidays of 2018.  If you are interested in joining or have any queries, please email us at otwinfo@oxfam.org.hk.

 

9) Oxfam Annual Review 2016/17

 

A copy can be downloaded at Oxfam Hong Kong’s website. It reports on Oxfam’s work on alleviating poverty and injustice with professionalism, accountability, transparency and cost-effectiveness. We welcome your feedback as much as your support.

 

10) Heart-felt THANKS!

 

Special thanks go to the following sponsors, supporting organisations and over 3,000 volunteers:

 

Principal Sponsor

AIA Vitality

 

 

Logistics Sponsors

Asia Miles Limited

CLP Power Hong Kong Limited

PCCW and HKT

 

 
Official Apparel

Columbia

 

Official Footwear

Columbia Montrail

Official Gear

HAGLÖFS

 

Official Engineering Consultant

Kum Shing Group

 

Official Energy Food

Nature’s Village

 

Official Outdoor Shop

PROTREK

 

Official Green Management Partner

SGS Hong Kong Ltd

Official Sponsor

Swire Properties Limited

 

Official Drinks Sponsor

Watsons Water

Other Sponsors

Beppu Group

Dah Chong Hong Holdings Ltd.

GRI Group 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

Immigration Department

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

 

Media Partners

Asia Trail

Fitz

MILK Magazine

Ming Pao Weekly

Sky Post

Sportsoho

 

 

Other Supporting Organisations

Ascensia Diabetes Care Hong Kong Limited

BKT Group Limited

Civil Aviation Department

Friends of Oxfam Trailwalker

Highways Department

Hong Kong Hiking Meetup

Hong Kong Observatory

Hong Kong Westhikers Club

KPMG

New Opportunity Company Limited

Po Leung Kuk Pak Tam Chung Holiday Camp

Po Leung Kuk Jockey Club Tai Tong Holiday Camp

Sai Wan Village

Trailwalker Teaching Room

Transport Department

Water Supplies Department

YOHO MALL

 

 

Once again, we sincerely thank you and your team mates for your continued support to Oxfam Hong Kong. If you have any further queries, please email to otwinfo@oxfam.org.hk, fax to 2527 6213 or call us at 2520 2525. It will facilitate our work if you can tell us your team number when making your enquiry.  Thank you.

 

See you at Oxfam Trailwalker next year which is scheduled for 16-18 November 2018!

 

Oxfam Hong Kong