“The Great Charity Challenge came about as a result of discussions with the team here at APT. We felt that we should do our bit to help Oxfam with the important work they are doing around the world to help poor people build a better future for themselves,” said APT Managing Director Noel McKenna.
The fundraising events included a “Great Leg Wax Challenge,” “Fantasy Formula 1,” a sponsored cycle, a series of quizzes and a carwash.
Belfast, Northern Ireland-based APT presented the money to Oxfam Fundraising Executive Dearbhla McGrath in late January.
“Oxfam will use £4,000 of APT’s £8,000 donation to continue to support those caught up in the crisis in Darfur, Sudan,” said McGrath.
Oxfam will use the other £4,000 for its “Support a Woman in Business” program in Uganda. This project involves giving loans to women’s groups who are setting up their own business, giving them a means to support themselves and build their way out of poverty.