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Hatty Bell

Timișoara -> Sofia: Hatty's cycling really far, for good reason.

Raising money for
Thighs of Steel

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In August I will be cycling 755km in 6 days over the Transylvanian Alps from Timișoara in Romania to Sofia in Bulgaria. We will be averaging 126km a day with big climbs in big temperatures...
This is the fifth leg, week five of a seven week cycle from London to Athens this summer.

It is all in aid of Khora, a co-operative community centre in Athens providing food, education and clothing for refugees. The money we raise is used to fund the running costs of the building.

Why did I think this was a good idea? I thought it was about time I gave myself a big physical challenge.
It's a holiday that requires hard work with a good cause at the end. And in case you thought this was a free holiday, I pay to join the group (kit and flights etc.) as well as raising the money for this brilliant and timely cause.
Thanks for all your support!

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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 Rose Baulcombe
on 13-09-2018
Donation by Laura Todd
on 27-08-2018
Well done Hattie, a really good cause. Enjoy the cycle.
Donation by Frank & Jane
on 25-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Have a great ride Hatty, well done!
Donation by Harriet Smith
on 22-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Hatty xx
Donation by Gemma Waddington
on 20-08-2018
£1.25 gift aid
Smash it Hat! Make meals out of mountains & don’t hold back on the lube. Big love x
Donation by Jon Walmsley
on 16-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Lizzie Mayson
on 14-08-2018
Wish I was doing it with you! Go girl go! 👏 x
Donation by Billie
on 13-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Ken Matthews
on 13-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
GO hatttyyyy! Thinking of you on those hot hills, don't forget your jelly babies xxxxx lots of love xx
Donation by Helen Cherry
on 13-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,070.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,070.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,143.75

Donations closed

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