Employees in SGS Spain Use Their Walking Boots to Stamp Out Poverty
Oxfam’s Trailwalker is a global sporting event that brings teams of people together in the fight against poverty.
The challenge consists of four-person teams walking 100 kilometers in less than 32 hours. All members of the team must start together, stay together and finish together. The aim? To fight poverty and injustice around the world. Each team commits to fundraising, and their donations enable Oxfam Intermón to improve the quality of life for many people, including the women of Ethiopia, who are able to benefit from access to drinking water.
During the weekend of June 11, 2016, 168 teams came together to traverse the Valle de Lozoya and Sierra North. Each team of four people was supported by two people in a car.
The SGS team, consisting of Ángel Trigo, Juan Antonio Gómez, Bautista Aranda and Antonio Miguel Méndez Illegó, with support from Manuel Esteban and Loli García, were awarded second place, with a time of 14 hours and 46 minutes. Alongside this great sporting achievement, the SGS team managed to raise a total of EUR 1,650, which will contribute towards Oxfam Intermón’s important work in the fight against poverty.