AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 June 2005 | News Jelly nice gesture to Oxfam Tagged with: Events Giving/Philanthropy Trading Sporting first aid retail website firstaid4sport.co.uk is donating huge tubs of petroleum jelly to the long distance walking teams in Oxfam’s 100km 2005 trailwalker event. The teams will rub the jelly on sensitive parts of their bodies, which are known to suffer during gruelling, long distance walks.Organised by Oxfam and the Queen’s Gurkha Signals, the challenge will see hundreds of four person teams attempting to walk for 100km in less than 30 hours to raise funds, expected to total around £700,000 for Oxfam and the Ghurkha Welfare Trust.“Petroleum jelly is a real ‘lifesaver’ for long distance walkers and runners,” explained Firstaid4sport’s managing director, Jerry Newlove. Advertisement “Nipples rubbing raw on t-shirts, knees catching, under arms rubbing the chest, inner thighs rubbing together – can all equal excruciating pain on long distance walks. By rubbing petroleum jelly on these sensitive parts before setting off, walkers will make sure that it won’t be chafing that stops them from finishing.Lizzie Redfern of Oxfam’s Fundraising Events team contacted Firstaid4sport to see if it would like to donate the petroleum jelly for the event. She said: “We are extremely grateful to Jerry and Firstaid4sport for the donation as we understand that it is the small precautions like petroleum jelly that will help walkers to complete the challenge and raise more money to help overcome poverty.”The event will take place from the 16 -17 July 2005 and walkers will set off from The South Downs Way, between Petersfield and Brighton. 29 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.