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Bea Oliver

I'm cycling from Paris to Trieste to raise money for Help Refugees. How much cash can YOU spare?

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Help Refugees

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Donations accepted until 31-01-2018

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Athens is one of the first cities that people fleeing war will come to in Europe; with European borders closed, many are stuck there. Khora is a grassroots community centre that supports them in meeting their basic needs: food, language classes, clothing, medical aid and legal advice.

I am one of many people, I am sure, who has wondered what on earth I can do to make a difference. Thighs of Steel is my answer! I am putting my legs to good use to raise some cash for Khora's excellent work, via Help Refugees, in the place it's most needed.

As part of a crew riding all the way from London to Athens, I will join them for a section that is...

  • Paris to Trieste (Northeast Italy) via Lyon and Milan (yes! over the Alps!!)
  • 3 weeks, from late May to mid-June
  • Just shy of 2000 kilometers
  • Total climbing 20,700m
So please donate to Help Refugees to make my efforts worth as much as possible. I have paid the fees from my pocket, so all donations you make will go directly to the charity.

Last year the ride raised over 50,000 Euros - help us beat that this year!

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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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Well done Bea-balls! Sorry it's a bit late! See you soooon X
Donation by Freya Morgab
on 13-07-2017
£3.75 gift aid
Sorry it's late. Hope it's going well.
Donation by Megan
on 05-06-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Hope its going well Bea. It's for a fantastic cause. Love Lynda, Simon, Molly and Kate x
Donation by Anonymous
on 31-05-2017
£25.00 gift aid
Donation by Chris W
on 30-05-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Enjoy your trip-in-a-very-good-cause.
Donation by Susie G-J
on 16-05-2017
£50.00 gift aid
Good Luck Bea!
Donation by Rhiannon
on 15-05-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Allez Bea! Maybe we'll compare epic journey notes in the summer.
Donation by Virgil
on 14-05-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Well done brave and beautiful Bea! I'm in awe and what a great cause! I'll be thinking about you xxx
Donation by Maddy
on 10-05-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Good luck Bea! Love Hetty and Harry xxx
Donation by Hetty and Harry
on 05-05-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Peddle on, you wondrous woman! Can't wait to see your thighs when you get home. xx
Donation by Rootle
on 03-05-2017
£6.25 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £2,407.65
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £2,407.65
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,975.31

Donations closed

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