Nicole Gibson, Brand Manager
As at the conclusion of the Oxfam Water Challenge on 21st March, we are pleased to say that we have exceeded our fundraising target of $2,000, raising a total of $2,627. Fundraising initiatives included a successful pub quiz, meat curing class, hamper giveaway and shared lunches – not to mention all of the generous donations we received. The proceeds will go towards Oxfam’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) education project, which is being carried out in Papua New Guinea.
A combined total of over $39,000 was raised by the 17 teams taking part in the challenge.
In addition to carrying out fundraising activities as part of the challenge, Morphum Environmental were required to enter a team into a challenge day which was held on 20th February. The Morphum Environmental “rainbow” team put on an outstanding effort, clinching second spot. The team – consisting of Rhian Ingley, Alice Rieger, James Magee and Jack Emson – used their design, engineering and building skills to create an innovative “manger” design storage tank – this tank had to hold the 100 litres of water that they were tasked with carefully transporting over numerous obstacles on the day.
Oxfam have uploaded a great selection of action shots from the challenge day, taken by photographer Hakan Nedjat.