09 Dec 2018

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!

Video: https://youtu.be/_DERFUaT3e4

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

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 otwinfo@oxfam.org.hk 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 otwinfo@oxfam.org.hk.


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 otwinfo@oxfam.org.hk .


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:

Principal Sponsor

AIA Vitality


Logistics Sponsors

Asia Miles Limited

CLP Power Hong Kong Limited



Official Apparel



Official Footwear

Columbia Montrail


Official Engineering Consultant

Kum Shing Group


Official Energy Food

Nature’s Village


Official Outdoor Shop



Official Green Management Partner

SGS Hong Kong Ltd


Official Sponsor

Swire Properties Limited

Official Gear



Official Drinks Sponsor

Watsons Water


Other Sponsors

Beppu Group

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

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


MILK Magazine

Sky Post




Other Supporting Organisations

Ascensia Diabetes Care Hong Kong Limited

BKT Group Limited

Civil Aviation Department

Friends of Oxfam Trailwalker
Government Property Agency

Highways Department

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

Transport Department

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 otwinfo@oxfam.org.hk, 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