Lockton Australia Tackles Poverty Feet First

Lockton Companies Australia (LCA) is delighted to support Oxfam, a global movement of people, working together to end the injustice of poverty, by participating in its annual Sydney Trailwalker event.

From 26-28 August, Snapper’s Lockton Legends will challenge themselves to walk 100kms inside of 48 hours to tackle poverty feet first.

Setting off on the journey from Parsley Bay in Brooklyn on the banks of the Hawkesbury River, teams will enter the ‘Great North Walk’ trail in the northernmost reaches of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. The trail can be narrow at times with steep rock ascents and descents, while the final section follows the stunning views of the Spit to Manly trail, finishing up at the scenic Tania Park.

Since 1999, more than 93,000 people have participated in a Trailwalker event in Australia, raising more than $96 million to challenge poverty.

At this stage of the fundraising campaign, Snapper’s Lockton Legends have raised nearly $5,000, which could almost pay for a new tap stand in a school in Nepal, preventing the spread of waterborne disease and empowering children to spend their days in school instead of searching for water.

Graham (Snapper) Turville-Ince, Team Captain, Lockton Consultant and the event’s eldest participant, says, “I am 75 years old this year. I established my own walking club in 2015 which now has more than 300 members in total, both here and overseas. I am fit enough to participate and my motivation is to raise a significant sum for the Oxfam cause.

“My team is complete and training has commenced in earnest – I have personally completed more than 600kms of hiking since registering for the event. Hiking on the actual track and some night work will ensure that we will be a fit, determined and motivated team when we set off early on the morning of 26 August,” he adds.

Teammate and Lockton Head of Employee Benefits, Oupkar (Opie) Loi, says, “People should support Oxfam as they are changing the world for the better at every level, at scale, here and now, and for the long term.”

Mark Luckin, Lockton’s Cyber & Technology Manager, and Michael Woodlands, Head of Sport, round out the courageous team of four embarking on Australia’s original team challenge.

Snapper’s Lockton Legends are seeking your generous support of this important cause – to make a donation visit: https://trailwalker.oxfam.org.au/t/snappers (opens a new window)


Oxfam Australia believe all lives are equal and no-one should live in poverty – in a wealthy world, poverty is unjustifiable and preventable, and the present state of inequality and injustice must be challenged.

Oxfam takes a human rights-based approach to development, helping to both foster in people an ability to claim those rights, and establishing capacity for duty bearers to fulfil their obligations to their citizens. Oxfam’s work ensures the representation of vulnerable people affected by marginalisation and injustice.

https://www.oxfam.org.au/about-us/ (opens a new window)