Saturday, April 10, 2010

Walking!

***Update***
Julia and Team Victorious crossed the finish line at 1648 NZ time. They walked for nearly 34 hours. They have very sore feet and lots of blisters, but they are very happy to have crossed the finish line. We would like to say a very big thankyou for your purrs. We are sure that they could feel that wonderful positive energy as they were walking (and walking and walking and walking...). Thankyou also to the crew from St. Johns who were at the check points to look after the walkers, and who took good care of Julia's feet.

We would also like to say a massive thankyou to Lisa from for your very generous donation. Thankyou!


Today in our house, we are watching our mum's sister Julia do something seriously cool. She and three colleagues are taking part in the Fifth Oxfam Trailwalker in Taupo, New Zealand. Together, they will walk 100km (62 miles) and are aiming to do so in 30 hours. There are 250 teams this year, each one committed to raising at least $2000 through fundraising and sponsorships. This money will be used by Oxfam for projects in the Pacific and East Asia.
Julia and her Team Victorious teammates, Shenwei, Monique and Inge.
We are able to follow the progress of Team Victorious through their . They will be taking in some really lovely New Zealand scenery on their walk, including , a popular geothermal activity area to visit, and .
Monique, Shenwei and Julia on a training walk.
Good luck, Team Victorious! We are thinking of you!

20 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

That looks like a lot of walking for a good cause! Good luck to them

Jacqueline said...

That is a wonderful and loving thing to do; good luck and blessings to them all.

MoMo said...

Yay and all the best to Julia and her team mates for the great effort!

Gandalf, Grayson, Whitey and Gracie said...

We wish Team Victorious the best of luck and fair weather!

Kea said...

The best of luck to them! 62 miles in 30 hours? Wow!!!

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Wow!!!!

GOOD LUCK TO THE WHOLE TEAM!!!!

Aniemother said...

How cool! We wish them luck!

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Parker said...

Exciting! Good luck to them!!!

Poppy Q said...

Good luck to your sister and her team. Looks like a lovely weekend to walk, and we hope they don't get too many blisters.

meowmeowmans said...

Wow! That is SO cool. What a great thing your sister and her tam are doing. Blessings to them! :)

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Good luck to everybuddy who takes part!

Grrreta said...

How cool! We wish Team Victorious the best of luck on their walk.

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

We will send lots of good luck wishes and big purrs to Team Victorious!!!!
All that scenery would be great to see.Mom thinks it would be cool to see LOTR sites,heehee
Yeah, Mom is weird :/
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

The Island Cats said...

Good luck to Team Victorious!

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Go Julia!! Hoping Team Victorious has a walk to remember!

Cory said...

That truly is seriously cool! Us kitties are willing to send Grete along to help them with their walkie!

Daisy said...

Hooray for Julia and team!!!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Many congrats to the brave walkers!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

That is so cool! Great cause! We bets that they are tired afterwards!

Cat with a Garden said...

That's such a long distance, how brave of them! Many concats for finishing in such a great time. We hope all the participants raised much money.