James is soldiering on to raise funds

June 04 2013

A local business owner will be putting his stamina to the test to complete a fundraising trek this summer.

A local business owner will be putting his stamina to the test to complete a fundraising trek this summer.
James Ewin, 26, one of the founders of graphic design company Orca Design, on Cheltenham Road, is taking part in The Trailwalker Challenge with friends to raise money for Oxfam.
Trailwalker was originally a test for soldiers’ stamina and teamwork skills. The challenge is to complete the 100km Trailwalker trail – across the South Downs – in under 30 hours, in teams of four.  
In 2012, only 50 per cent of teams to set off on the challenge crossed the finish line as a four.
James said: “It’s a tough and physically demanding challenge but we’re doing our part to raise more than £1.5m collectively for Oxfam and the Gurkha Welfare Trust. The money raised will be used to help people in poverty make a better life for themselves.”
Over the last year James and the team at Orca Design have supported a number of local charities and hope the community wil get behind the fundraising push for this well-known cause.
James said: “This is Orca Design’s turn to show support from Bristol. We know how generous Bristol is and we’re hoping people will get behind us and donate for this great cause and show some Bristol love.”
To donate, visit the team’s page www.justgiving.com/
teams/team-orca. For more about the challenge visit www.oxfam.org.uk/trailwalker/the-challenge.