Update 12th July 2018
With deep regret, the decision has been made to cancel this year’s Trailwalker event due to adverse weather conditions. This decision has been reached in agreement with all event partners: the Queen’s Gurkha Signals, Oxfam and The Gurkha Welfare Trust.
You can read more here https://www.oxfam.org.uk/trailwalker
As a team we have automatically put into Trailwalker 2019 with all donations raised going across too. We intend to do the event next year. However, for anyone who wish to be reimbursed could they forward their details to Ian Wurz Jacobson so he can inform the organisers
Being part of OGRI MCC and the biker world, we all know we are suckers for a good cause and supporting as many charities as we possibly can as well as supporting our brothers and sisters in their hour of need.
This adventure began earlier this year when a fellow OGRI MCC member & veteran (Ian Wurz Jacobson) sent out an email requesting support and team mates to help with his recovery. Wurz has dark days when the black dog comes calling, so to help with his recovery keeping his black dog corralled. He set himself a challenge. In his infinite wisdom Wurz decided on the Trailwalker Challenge – not only to help himself, but also many others – with all monies raised going to Oxfam and the Gurkha Welfare Trust.
Trailwalker Challenge is a 100KM (62.1 miles) walk over the Southdown’s country park, starting in Southampton and finishing at Brighton Race course. Easy I hear you say. Not when you only have 30 hours to complete it and 50% of your team are old farts and broken.
Wurz’s next mission was to find people crazy enough to walk in his team of 4 + 1 reserve and support crew. That’s where I come in. on reading Wurz’s email I didn’t hesitate and sent a reply back immediately saying “I’m in”. The reply came back saying “great Alex (OGRI MCC member & veteran)we now need a few more”. This came as a phone call to my daughter Harriett,( Oglet and curently serving)) informing her “I’ve put her name down for a walking challenge and ask Racheal and Chris to come along too” Harriett, being just as crazy has her mother, said “great we’re in” before she even asked what the challenge was. (Proud mum moment right there).
Then came the support team Donna Wurz’s wife stepped up as chief cook and bottle washer, followed by Martin Rooney Wurz’s friend in the support vehicle . Thanks also need to go out to Taff Lane Support vehicle drive and fellow OGRI MCC member Craig (Griff) Griffiths for sourcing equipment and mini bus. Without you this challenge wouldn’t be possible.
Our next mission becomes your mission, we need to raise a minimum of £1,400 in sponsorship. Please help us to help so many others and donate no matter what amount:
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