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Bean Downes

I'm soon to embark upon a big personal challenge on two wheels - for a very good cause.  At the end of June I'm joining the Thighs of Steel...

Raising money for
Help Refugees

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I'm soon to embark upon a big personal challenge on two wheels - for a very good cause. 

At the end of June I'm joining the Thighs of Steel gang on the final week of their mammoth cycle. We'll be cycling from Corfu to Athens, 620km over 6 days - that's a lot of Greek summer sun, many mountains and an incredibly large amount of sweat... 

We're raising money for Help Refugees, and specifically for Khora - a grassroots organisation and community centre in Athens ~ which provides a safe space where people can relax, learn, socialise and create - with a workshop, a kid's area and women's space.  The centre offers support across many levels, including but not limited to food, clothing, medical, sanitation, language skills, education, and access to information.  

More information about Khora here -

We collectively aim to raise £40,000 - with every penny raised going directly to Khora. 

Donations of any size are much appreciated 


Bean x 

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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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Event already started


Hi Bean, I'm sorry I never got back to you previously,phone and email barred due to identity fraud because I used 'Cragdale' for all my passwords. Googled your name and this page came up.. Good luck from all of us at E5 bakery! Boat still available!
Donation by Charles Maltby Esq
on 28-07-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Very nicely done, Bean! Really impressed and humbled. x
Donation by Anonymous
on 09-07-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Well done Bean! Good pedalling!
Donation by Digga
on 09-07-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Rosie Mathers
on 07-07-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Yessss! Well done
Donation by Stephanie
on 06-07-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Khora blimey, well done..
Donation by Steve W
on 04-07-2017
£2.50 gift aid
congratulations! You are all so brilliant. Much love to you and your lovely legs. xxxx
Donation by Ella Lyons
on 04-07-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 01-07-2017
£0.00 gift aid
you can do it!
Donation by Abe
on 01-07-2017
£12.50 gift aid
All the little's go a long way. Well done my love, an amazing
Donation by Parketron
on 01-07-2017
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,690.93
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,690.93
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,039.91

Donations closed

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