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Farook Bhabha

We're cycling 600km in 6 days. From Thessaloniki to Athens. Up and down many hills! All to raise funds for Khora, a humanitarian project in Athens :)

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Thanks for clicking the link and coming this far :)
It's probably as far as you'd like to join me unless you're also a bit mad. 

So, why!?!?

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."
There’s more info on them and the project below.

For now, I am asking you to dig in and donate something as I really want to raise as much as possible for Khora and the refugees. I am one of over 60 people cycling various sections of the entire 7 week journey. We collectively are aiming for £50,000 and are (as of 18th July) at just under £25,000 so please chip in and don’t do it later as it may slip off your radar.
There’s going to be a lot of sweat, hopefully not too much blood, I’ll probably cry and my skinny legs are going to hate me so wish me luck - I’m really going to need it!

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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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Event is completed


Donation by Biz Bliss
on 09-10-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Wish I could send you more pal. Proud of you!!
Donation by Aubergine
on 20-09-2018
£1.25 gift aid
Yes! Well done! Thank you!
Donation by Kate Ulrick
on 14-09-2018
Nice one Farook!
Donation by Rory Morgan
on 13-09-2018
£3.75 gift aid
Wooooo happy cycling! x
Donation by Rosanna
on 12-09-2018
£5.00 gift aid
WOO go Farook gO!!!!!
Donation by Holly Fairgrieve
on 12-09-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Duncan Howard
on 11-09-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by AJ
on 11-09-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 11-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Ride safe and ride strong.
Donation by Dunc
on 10-09-2018

Donation summary

Online Donations: £509.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £509.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £600.00

Donations closed

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