How much do we need to raise?
All teams must have fundraised at least £1000 on the Friday before event weekend (18 July 2014) and that money must have been received by Oxfam to be eligible to participate. Teams that fail to do so will be unable to start the event without the prior approval of the event organisers, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.
You will need to raise the amount that you have pledged by the fundraising deadline on 28 September 2014. The minimum fundraising pledge is £1500 - this works out at just £375 per team member.
What happens if we don't reach our pledge?
Teams who do not manage to reach their pledge by the fundraising deadline on 28/09/2014 may be refused entry into future Oxfam sponsored challenges.
Oxfam relies on fundraising events such as Trailwalker in order to continue fighting poverty worldwide. For this reason we do ask that participants reach the fundraising pledge that they commit to when they sign up. We know it can be tough, but if you break it down by team member and follow the tips and advice that we provide you with along the way it is more than possible to achieve. The vast majority of teams smash their fundraising target, year on year.
Can we increase our fundraising pledge?
Yes! If it looks like you're close to reaching your pledge then we do recommend increasing it - this will encourage sponsors to support you until you reach your goal. By increasing your pledge you will also be entitled to additional fundraising rewards from Oxfam.
You can increase your pledge by calling the team on 0300 200 1244. You can do this anytime up to the fundraising deadline, but look out for emails reminding you of key dates relating to certain rewards e.g. free t-shirts.
How do I set up an online fundraising page?
You can set up a fundraising page for Trailwalker 2014 on JustGiving. Please make sure that you set the page up in your name, rather than the team name, in order that the money you raise is allocated to your record.
See more advice on setting up a JustGiving page.
Can I use an online giving site other than JustGiving?
We recommend using JustGiving, but you can also set up an online giving page through Virgin Money Giving or BT MyDonate.
The simplest way to set up your Justgiving page is to use this link, which will take you to the appropriate event information. Alternatively, you can search for 'Trailwalker 2014' under 'Find a fundraising event' or 'Join an organised event' and then set up your page.
Can we fundraise jointly with another team?
Yes. We will be tracking the performance of each team, so if you plan on joint-fundraising it's vital we know so we can correctly allocate your fundraising to your team's record.
Please contact us on 0300 200 1244 or email email@example.com to let us know if you are joint fundraisers.
How do I pay in offline sponsorship?
Please send cheques/Charities Aid Foundation vouchers to:
John Smith Drive
Be sure to include a note with your name and your team name so we can allocate the funds to your team.
Can I also fundraise for another charity?
Unfortunately not. Oxfam, the Gurkhas and The Gurkha Welfare Trust put in a lot of time and hard work to ensure you have the best experience at Trailwalker so we require that all the money you raise goes to Oxfam. The grand event total is then split with The Gurkha Welfare Trust after the fundraising deadline.
Can I send my fundraising directly to the Gurkha Welfare Trust?
No - for administrative purposes please ensure that all donations go to Oxfam. Oxfam will then divide the total with The Gurkha Welfare Trust after the fundraising deadline.
The total shown on the fundraising leaderboard is wrong.
If this is the case, please get in touch and we'll investigate. However, remember that funds from your online giving page can take up to four weeks to arrive and totals displayed are based on sponsorship received by Oxfam.
Can I use the Oxfam logo to help with my fundraising?
Yes, you can find our logo here. Please read our Terms and Conditions before you use the logo.