As part of our new Charity Friday we are looking at charities that do a lot to help with the health and fitness opportunities for many people. Toiday, Oxfam.
Oxfam is now an international movement that consists of 14 different organizations that operate in 98 countries around the world. Oxfam works with large scale health projects helping those in the most desperate need. It was founded in 1942 and it started as charity for campaign for famine relief during the Second World War for those trapped behind allied blockades.
Oxfam does most of its fund raising through charity shops and also has many fund raisers each year who run the London Marathon.
To learn more visit their website, Oxfam International. They also have a series of Oxfam International Blogs where they highlight news and events from around the World as well as talk about their projects.
Many people organize physical endurance events around the World to raise money for Oxfam. The latest one that we are aware of is the 100km walk in Australia as part of the Oxfam Trailwalkers. One example of a small group that are doing their bit is the Foreign Legion team in Australia.