There are a couple first-time Trail Walkers participating in this year’s Oxfam Trailwalk, and we’re proud to announce they’re none other than our very own Architectural Graduates, Byron Peard and Jessica Mount.
Stephenson & Turner are sponsoring Byron and Jess, whom along with two team mates, will challenge themselves to a gruelling 100km distance walk taking place in Whakatane on April 2-3rd.
The trail will pass through bush, along Ohope beach, across farmland and finishes in the Whakatane Township – Although the course must be completed in under 36 hours our intrepid grads plan to cross the finish line in 24 hours.
With more than 250 teams of walkers and support crews participating, the event will be a significant one for the Whakatane region.
The walk will raise funds for Oxfam with all proceeds going towards improving the living conditions of some of the world’s poorest people. Currently Oxfam are working for people in East Timor by setting up rice farming co-operatives for families to support themselves. Byron and Jess have given themselves a minimum fundraising target of $2000 but are lined up to exceed that target.
Always up for challenge, we asked Jessica and Byron to expand on why they chose a career in Architecture and what inspires them to make the world a better place…
Meet Jess & byron!