Walkers take on 100km challenge

Maryboroughʼs Tori Chandler, Jordan Macilwain, Mark Westbrook and Geoff Macilwain are gearing up for Oxfamʼs 100 kilometre Trailwalker charity walk later this month.

With walking poles in hand and anti-blister socks on their feet, four Maryborough locals are ready to power through a 100 kilometre walk for a worthy cause.

Team Stampede’s members Tori Chandler, Mark Westbrook, Geoff and Jordan Macilwain are deep into training for the Oxfam Trailwalker charity walk on March 29.

The walk is in its 20th year and aims to raise awareness and money to tackle poverty and inequality around the world.

Stampede is just one of 720 teams who will walk the 100 kilometre track through Mt Dandenong and the suburbs of Melbourne.

Jordan Macilwain said the group decided to commit to the walk as a way to help those who live in poverty.

“Where we live, we are blessed with one of the best education systems in the world, we have access to safe drinking water and food but unfortunately not everyone is as lucky as we are,” she said.

To donate to the cause, head to www.trailwalker.oxfam.org.au and search for Stampede by name.

For more on this story see Page 17 of The Advertiser, Friday, March 15

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