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Bertie Dixon

Raising money for a charity bicycle ride through Romania Bulgaria and the Transylvanian Alps

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Thighs of Steel

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I'm excited and petrified in equal measure at the prospect of cycling 120km per day, for six days straight, to raise money for this great cause. The physical challenge is massive. In total we are climbing almost as high as Mt. Everest!   Any donation counts, no matter how small, as I will be sacrificing my grundle for a very worthy cause.
Nb All money raised goes to the charity, we have covered our own expenses. 

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London to Athens 2018

A group of not-so-serious cyclists have set themselves the serious challenge of cycling between London and Athens. The ride is a relay-style challenge, with each participant taking on a week or two of the overall trip.

We are fundraising for Khora; a grassroots, proactive association running a community centre in Athens. Their centre provides basic and human needs for people without freedom of movement. This includes free nutritious food, clothing, education, access to information and a safe space to build relationships and relax.

Equally important to what they offer, is how they offer it. Khora is run by volunteers from all over the world. Its team includes members of the local Greek community, the refugee community and other international volunteers too. It prioritises dignity and respect in every service it provides.

The £60,000 we are aiming to raise will pay for the rent for their community centre for an entire year. The running costs of a project are typically the hardest to find funding for, so it of particular importance to be able to provide this for Khora, to secure a stable future for the project. All fund-raised money goes to Khora, and none on the ride.

Event date

22-July-2018 00:00  - 
08-September-2018 23:59

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Well done brother Trudy; thighs of steel, face of blue steel! Sorry it took so long to get around to donating. Naughty. F&M x
Donation by Flo and Max
on 22-11-2018
£10.00 gift aid
Brilliant, well done Bertie you complete legend!
Donation by Becky cocker
on 25-10-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Emer
on 22-10-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Great cause. Love the instagram updates. Would love to hear more about the adventure at some point.
Donation by Rad Hart-George
on 17-10-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Well done Berts, super proud xx
Donation by Anonymous
on 16-10-2018
Larverly....Oodles of noodles
Donation by Martin
on 07-09-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Well done, Bertie, a good effort for a good cause.
Donation by Neil Dixon
on 26-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Well done Bert. Keep safe for the rest of the thousands of miles you are cycling. And stay in touch. Lots of love Muvver xx
Donation by Flossy Dixon
on 26-08-2018
Good luck Bertie!!! Thanks for the Greek feast and looking forward to portrait no. 2 : )
Donation by Dom & Vic
on 02-07-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Go Bertie Go!
Donation by Joe Nightingale
on 24-06-2018
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,163.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,163.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,410.00

Donations closed

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