Wishing our Oxfam Team Good Luck!

We are excited to announce that Geocaching Victoria is participating in Oxfam again this year! Our team Huh? What? is represented by Adriaan Homburg, Richard Homburg and Warren Baldwin. Together they will walk 100km in 48 hours over the course of the weekend 25-27th March 2022. The team have been training hard and are prepared for the adventure that lies ahead. The team will begin at 6am at checkpoint 1. You can follow them on live tracking during the day or visit the trail and cheer them on.

For those of you that don’t know, Oxfam Trailerwalker is one of the most inspiring challenges you can do. It’s not a relay, but a team event where you start together, stick together and finish together. It’s tough, but with training and a can-do attitude it possible. Money raised, assists Oxfam in supporting humanitarian emergencies, climate justice and fighting against povery, hunger and inequality.

Oxfam are still looking for volunteers. If you can assist, please contact them directly. All geocacher volunteers that cover at least one shift will go into the draw for a new geocoin. We look forward to you sharing your photos as your support the team.

If you have not yet donated to support this great cause, tomorrow at 8am Deloitte will double every donation to a cap of $20k.

There’s just one tiny catch…

…you’ve gotta be fast! Dollar match day kicks-off at 8AM TOMORROW (22nd March 2022) and will last for 24 hours or until the $20K cap is reached. With more than 1,400 participants hoping to double their impact, it won’t last long.

To donate – please follow this link

2020 Charity Geocoin Update

Due to manufacturing delays, Chinese New Year and now the coronavirus (COVID-19), there have been several delays in getting the charity coins finalised and manufactured. We are happy to say, thanks to some extra work from Darren from Omegaman Designs, the coins are finally in production. We are looking at approximately 30 Days for production. From then it would usually be about a week for them to get to us, but that’s likely to be longer this year. As soon as they arrive, they will be shipped for those that chose shipping or packed ready for those that chose to pickup at The Whittlesea Event.

Sadly for the three Geocaching Victoria teams that were all training very hard for the Oxfam Trailwalker Event, the event had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. On the bright side, the teams are all sticking together for the 2021 Trailwalker event.

We would like to thank you all for your patience in these very trying times and to assure you that progress has been made. While we did raise some much needed money for both the Victorian Bushfire Appeal and the Oxfam Trailwalker Teams, we do still have 16 coins left and available to order from the store.

As soon as either the coins arrive or they are sold out, the donation to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal will be made, equal to 50% of the profit from the sale of the coins. The Oxfam Trailwalker portion of the coin sales will be held for the three teams taking part in the 2021 event.

If you haven’t purchased a coin yet, they are available for order HERE:

Disaster and Charity

The last few days has seen the community come together, dig deep to help out 2 causes that I am very passionate about.

For the last 4 years, Geocaching Victoria has been fundraising to help out several teams taking part in the Oxfam Trailwalker event by releasing a special geocoin. This year, in light of the bushfire disaster that is currently happening in the east and north east of Victoria, Geocaching Victoria have decided to make this years coin a dual charity coin. All profits from the sale of this coin will be split 50/50 between The Oxfam Trailwalker Teams and the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. The Victorian Government has partnered with Bendigo Bank and The Salvation Army to establish the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.

I am immensely proud of my community who have come together as one and without prompting have shown their support by pre purchasing one of these beautifully designed geocoins. (Thanks Darren – Omegaman Designs)

If you have not ordered a coin yet, please dig deep, there is still time, just head to the Geocaching Victoria Store and place your order.

 

Thank you all once again,

Cache on.

Adriaan(ahomburg)

GVI Oxfam Second Fundraiser

The second fundraiser is a TRIVIA NIGHT

This will be held on March 22nd

Upper Ferntree Gully Cricket Club
Kings Reserve
Upper Ferntree Gully

Enter via Acacia Road or Willow Road.

 

This is an all ages DRY event due to licensing restrictions.

BYO food/snacks and non- alcoholic drinks

Entry fees are $150 per team of up to 8 people.

If you don’t have a team or only have part of a team, pay a $20 entry fee each and turn up on the night. We’ll mix and match a team together.

We have an amazing, and experienced trivia host lined up for your viewing pleasure.

Cr Louise Crawford.

  • Current Deputy Mayor of the City of Port Phillip.
  • An activist for climate change.
  • Film and television actress.
  • Scriptwriter.
  • Trivia Host.

Louise comes to us with an impressive CV, and I’m sure she will provide us with a fun and entertaining night.

There will be prizes and of course some great little auctions on the night. Bring along your sense of humour, your trivia brain and a little coin to bid on the auctions.

To allow us to set up the room, entry fees can be paid in advance to the GVI shop. GVI will divvy up the profits between the four teams after the event

Entry fees via GVI can be paid HERE

Stay posted … more charity events to come

Fundraising for the GVI Oxfam Teams

A message from members of the GVI Oxfam Teams on their latest fundraising exploits.  

Karen, Adriaan and Donna have been busily working behind-the-scenes to organise some fundraisers, that will be fun for us all. 

The first fundraiser is a TREASURE HUNT 

Pre-register HERE

The treasure hunt is being held at Brimbank park on March 2.

The treasure hunt has a $10 entry fee per person/team. Entry fees can be paid direct to an Oxfam team, or to GVI who will divvy up the profits between the four teams.

Entry fees via GVI can be paid HERE

Or direct to a team

Oxfam Teams below:

GVI1 – Looking for GroundZero

carkisser – Karen, Jaktembo – Donna, Jaktembo – Erica, Muggle Friend – Christine

GVI2 – Anatidaephobics

Lever’s – Frauke, Teammoss5 – Jess, Bucks23 – Neil, Marcus Vitruvius – Warren

GVI3 – Back for more

Day1976 – Day, Jentrek1 – Jenny, The Welder – Ross, Vacant Position

GVI4 – Again Really Yep

Ahomburg – Adriaan, Ruverbug Jam – Sharon, Loz6032 – Lauren, Buhfuhguh – Michael

Mention treasure hunt with your donations direct to Oxfam teams so we can track payments. 

This is being held a few hours before a CITO for GVI. All of the treasure that you will collect on the day will have an undisclosed random number of points assigned to it and once the points are added up the winners will receive prizes. 

The great part about this is that the treasure that you collect will also form the first pile of rubbish for the CITO.  So you can come for the treasure hunt and stay for the CITO or just be at either one it’s up to you, but we would definitely love to see you for both.

CITO – Log your Will Attend

Bring gloves. We should have enough hessian bags to go around and we have some grabber tools too. There will also be a fundraising sausage sizzle prior to the official CITO event  with sausages in bread and a small selection of drinks available for purchase  

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Stay posted, we’re hoping to set up other fun fundraisers 😜