BIG TASK AHEAD: Karen Lavin, left, is fundraising for the Oxfam Trailwalker with the help of Ruth O’Dowd of The Gift Tree.
BIG TASK AHEAD: Karen Lavin, left, is fundraising for the Oxfam Trailwalker with the help of Ruth O’Dowd of The Gift Tree. David Nielsen

Oxfam walk to end poverty

THEIR feet are going to hurt and, more often than not, they're going to be cold, hungry and tired.

Ipswich Oxfam Trailwalker team Sole Sisters said they were willing to face these challenges and more on June 20 to the help end global poverty.

Team member and Oxfam volunteer Karen Lavin said the Sole Sisters were hosting a fundraiser this Saturday to help reach their $4000 goal.

"The Gift Tree will have a range of market and information stalls outside all relating to health, harmony and happiness," she said.

"We will have massage, psychic readings, yoga, sewing, jewellery, handmade items and more."

Ms Lavin said she had been training for the 55km Oxfam trek for months and was excited to get started.

"We are walking from Lake Manchester to Mount Coot-tha," she said.

"I'm nervous but we have 24 hours so I think we can do it.

"It takes 500 volunteers to run the check points, get water and food and to work out the logistics of the day so it's a big event."

A 100km event will begin a day before the 55km trek, with participants walking from Mt Glorious to Mount Coot-tha.

The Health, Harmony and Happiness information day will be held at the Gift Tree located at 81 Downs St, North Ipswich on Saturday from 9am-2pm.

Donate to the Sole Sister here.



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