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Emily Ackner

A 700km coastal cycle, 50km sea swim & 20km mountain run... help me to help refugees.

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Help Refugees

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On 11th June, I'm setting out to attempt a multi-stage adventure tri challenge. 

With a merry band of men and women, the Thighs of Steel, I'll cycle 700km down the coast of Croatia, there'll be heat, hills and massive head winds!

Arriving in Dubrovnik, I'll say goodbye to the wheels and hello to the sea where, with my good friend Rose, we'll swim for 3 days, up and around a few islands of Croatia to total 50km. We'll be dragging all of our food, water and kit behind us on a paddle board and sleeping wild.  

I'll then say goodbye to Rose and quickly hop on a train over to Italy where the beautiful but imposing Dolomite mountains and a 20km mountain journey awaits... The Cortina Skyrace. Not for the faint hearted, a 1000m vertical climb must be tackled in less than 3.5hours. A strong finisher after 9 days of continuous movement. 

In a turbulent and unsettled time across the globe, movement is my way to make a difference and I hope to give as much as possible to this fantastic cause.

Thank you for your support and wish me luck!

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Thighs of Steel 2017

We are fundraising for Help Refugees, who fund small grassroots refugee organisations. The specific group we are fundraising for is Khora, a co-operative made up of volunteers from all over the world, including the local Greek community, the refugee community and other international volunteers. Their community centre in Athens provides not only basic needs such as free nutritious food, warm clothing and access to dental care, but also social needs such as education, child care, access to information and a safe space to build relationships and relax.

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14-May-2017 00:00

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So stoked for you Emily with this achievement.
Donation by Darren
on 01-07-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Amazing Em well done! x
Donation by Yvette Casallas
on 26-06-2017
£2.50 gift aid
There are too many words too write. You are ludicrously inspiring.
Donation by Liz
on 26-06-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Awesome adventure and inspiration Em!
Donation by Sean B
on 25-06-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Amazing Well Done Emily & team
Donation by Karen Martin
on 22-06-2017
Donation by Reji
on 22-06-2017
Well done Ackers! Such an amazing adventure
Donation by Lucy, Tom, Henry & Martha
on 22-06-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Our real like Wonder Woman! You're amazing.
Donation by Sarah Waite XX
on 18-06-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Go go superwoman!! Huge inspiration you are m'lovely xx have an awesome adventure xx
Donation by Ledders
on 18-06-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Go Emz you fantastic lady. Enjoy your swim and run now!! Wish I could join you!!xx
Donation by Holly Holmes
on 18-06-2017
£5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £340.00
Offline Donations: £100.00
Total Raised: £440.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £492.50

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