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Crispin Dawes

A round-trip by motorcycle from London to the refugee camp at Katsikas in Greece, sandwiching a fortnight's volunteering there to raise funds for RS.

Raising money for
Refugee Support Europe

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Two great boons of retirement are time and freedom of movement. Since leaving formal employment  I have volunteered for various causes at retail outlets and shelters for the homeless. A recent chance meeting at Athens airport departure lounge with a long-standing RS volunteer has galvanised me into a deeper commitment than previously to a cause that I had long been seeking a means to engage with. 
"Jupiter's Travels" was Ted Simon's account of a 4-year, round the world trip by motorbike. Given the far more modest aim and duration, though "Ganymede's Travels" deliberately echoes his feat it cannot equal it; I hope only to raise awareness and, perhaps, funds. As I shall be entirely self-funding, all donations will benefit the activities of Refugee Support. 
Many thanks in advance to all of you who choose to support this (particularly all cat-feeders - you know who you are).

Event details

To Katsikas and back

Unlike John Lennon, refugees do not have to "imagine no possessions", that being a daily fact-of-life, in effect, for most of them. Likewise "no countries", for they are all too well aware of the of the realities of national borders, as well as of economic and political forces beyond their own control. Through its on-site shops and other logistical work Refugee Support seeks to restore a measure of empowerment and self-respect to people long buffeted by external circumstances. The focus on restoring choice to them is what particularly attracts me to this charity over others working in this field. Please use the link on this page for a fuller picture of Refugee Support's activities. Running this operation costs approaching £1,000 daily, and I hope to raise that sum through your altruism and kind support of "Ganymede's Travels"
Thank you.

Event date

01-July-2018 00:00  - 
31-July-2018 23:55

Event type

Overseas challenge

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Well done. Age hasn't weakened your adventurous spirit.
Donation by Stephen
on 09-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Well done Crispin, sincere apologies it cannot be more. Hope to catch up with you soon xx
Donation by Siobhan ODonnell
on 01-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 24-07-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Finally! I hope you are having a wonderful time and I am sure they are benefitting from having you there.
Donation by Andrew Sinclair
on 14-07-2018
£18.75 gift aid
Good luck with it! Always happy to support a fellow biker, and it’s An excellent cause
Donation by John Clift
on 30-06-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Really great cause Crispin, can't wait to hear all about it! xx
Donation by Sheila
on 28-06-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Good luck Crispin! We''l be thinking of you .
Donation by Sarah Dunton
on 25-06-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 18-06-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck, Ganymede.
Donation by Angela Mackworth-Young
on 17-06-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 14-06-2018

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,060.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,060.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,253.75

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