Thighs of Steel
Hi, I'm cycling from Sofia in Bulgaria to Thessaloniki to raise money for Khora. I've chosen the route with lots of HILLS to pay Khora's BILLS....
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Thighs of Steel
I'm cycling from Sofia in Bulgaria to Thessaloniki to raise money for Khora. I've chosen the route with lots of HILLS to pay Khora's BILLS.
In Khora's own words:
"We believe in freedom of movement for all. We stand in solidarity with displaced people. Everyone has the right to choice, autonomy, dignity, community and the ability to access the basic means to live. We recognise that this situation has been created and perpetuated by governments and corporations who are profiting from it and we stand in opposition to them and in solidarity with all affected by it."
Khora focuses on working in ways that promote people's dignity, without making them feel like a burden.
I'd love to be able to help Khora, and some of the million-plus refugees that are here but that we are hearing about less and less.
Please donate - no amount is too small ! I promise to think of you as I dribble up the road sweating profusely.
Lots and lots of love
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.
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with gift aid: £1,138.50
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