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Meg and Alex: Back in the saddle

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Alex Keeley

No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark - Warsan Shire

Raising money for
Help Refugees

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Last year we cycled from Genoa to Rome as part of the epic Thighs of Steel cycle odyssey and helped raise £50,000 for Help Refugees. The money raised went to help set up Khora, a humanitarian co-operative foundation in Athens providing services for refugees forced from their homes by war, poverty and climate change. Khora provides nutritious meals as well as a whole range of services including legal advice, dentistry, self defence and music classes and children's play projects. The money raised last year is already making a huge difference.

So this year we are going to do it again.... but cycle much further. 

Alex is cycling from Milan to Dubrovnik and Meg will join from Trieste. This trip will be 1400 km with 15,000m of climbing. Again, we cover our own costs entirely and all money we fundraise goes directly to Help Refugees to continue the amazing work being done at Khora. 

Many thanks, 
Meg and Alex 


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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.

Event date

14-May-2017 00:00

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Donation by Ai-Lyn Yeo
on 19-07-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 26-06-2017
£3.75 gift aid
Well done on such a bug venture! Love and best wishes, Jimmy & Anne
Donation by Jimmy & Anne
on 26-06-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Great cause and congratulations on great news!
Donation by Nigel and Alice
on 03-06-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Good luck pals - have an awesome time!xx
Donation by Sal and Thom
on 03-06-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Good luck Alex! Thanks for all your support of the EF in Worthing Hospital.
Donation by Simon Murphy
on 01-06-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Very impressed at the cycling distances and a great cause. Congratulations on your engagement!
Donation by Julie A Anderson
on 31-05-2017
£7.50 gift aid
When the effort feels too difficult, think of the incredible human capacity of survival and how much we can help others with our solidarity! Good Luck!
Donation by Vanessa Vicente
on 31-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Good work guys! And good luck!!!
Donation by Hazel Dent
on 30-05-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Good luck!! Such a great cause!
Donation by Daisy
on 30-05-2017
£1.25 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,885.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,885.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,336.25

Donations closed

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