Oxfam Trailwalker Girona 2017
Be Apartment collaborates with Trailwalker 2017
Be Apartment collaborates with Oxfam Trailwalker, a charity event called "Be Water, my Friends" created with a cause to collect money for the organization to provide water for those who are lack it: refugees, developing countries and etc.
Trailwalker was originally a military training exercise for the Gurkha Regiment in Hong Kong. In 1986, it became an Oxfam event for fundraising and since then it has grown to become one of the most important sport challenges, held annually in different countries around the world.
Trailwalker route is the greatest team challenge of the world fight against poverty. The challenge consists of 4 member teams walking 100km in less than 32 hours. The members of the team must start together, stay together and finish together.
The aim of the route? To fight poverty and injustice around the world. That is why the teams commit themselves to obtain donations for Oxfam Intermón. Each contribution improves many lives, so encourage your family and friends to help. The organization contributes to improve the quality of life of many people, as the people of Ethiopia, who have easier access to drinking water thanks to the project of Oxfam Intermón “Water bank” that has been benefiting thousands of people since 2004. “The fact that the water collecting point is now much nearer gives me much more time to read and do my homework, and is improving therefore my education”, says Dilai Haile, a young 13 year old Ethiopian.
On Saturday 1st of April, 2017 at 10 am in the village of Olot (Girona) the walk will start, and before this day, it is necessary to have raised a minimum of 1500€. The old rail track “Pyrenees-Costa Brava”, as its name suggests, stretches from the mountain to the sea. It is a route through impressive landscapes of great ecological and cultural value. It begins at the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone, and follows the path of the narrow-gauge old train. This route has been conceived for hikers and nature lovers, through wooded landscapes and mountains, before descending slowly towards the coast of the town of Sant Feliu de Guíxols, origin of the place name “Costa Brava”. Throughout the trail we will discover landscapes of unique beauty. The following describes briefly some of the most interesting places of the trail, so that you can get a clearer picture of what’s along the way.
In May and June, there will be same walking routes in the Vasque country and Madrid. Check out the Trailwalker website for more detailed information and donations, collaborate together with Be Apartment.