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Hilary Campbell

This August I'm joining the Thighs of Steel team, and will be cycling 900km in a week (eek) to raise money for Khora, a frontline refugee charity...

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This August I'm joining the Thighs of Steel team, and will be cycling 900km in a week (eek) to raise money for Khora, a frontline refugee charity in Athens that provides food, legal assistance, clothing and education to people without freedom of movement.

Thighs of Steel is a relay ride from London to Athens, and together the whole team is hoping to raise enough money to fund Khora for an entire year!

My leg of the relay is Stuttgart to Ljubljana (first job - learn how to spell this without looking it up). I'll be in a team of 12 riding for a whole week, averaging 150km a day, and 2,000m of climbing a day (that's Ben Nevis plus a third). This is as far from a jolly as I can imagine. It's further horizontally and vertically than I've ever ridden in a week before. I am incredibly nervous.

I would be incredibly grateful for any spare pounds you could give to sponsor me! Khora are doing sterling work, and they need all the support they can get. Please give what you can, every penny goes to them.

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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 - fantastic cause!
Donation by Johnny & Bis
on 15-08-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Amazing challenge and worthy cause! You'll be great!
Donation by Jude
on 03-08-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Rachel F
on 02-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Hilly! You'll be brilliant, hope all goes well for you and the team xxx
Donation by Amy & Rob
on 01-08-2018
£3.75 gift aid
Good luck Hilary!
Donation by Amy
on 01-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Best of luck Hilary, the whole team's behind you!
Donation by Swoop Travel
on 01-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Hills, we'll be thinking of you and cheering from across the Channel! ☺ Xxx
Donation by Ann & Jez
on 31-07-2018
£0.00 gift aid
You've got this Hilary 👊 Have an amazing time doing an amazing thing! x
Donation by Emily Bolton
on 31-07-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Go and smash it H! I'll be rooting for you
Donation by Becky
on 31-07-2018
£2.50 gift aid
You've got thighs of steel and you are going to smash this!! Go Hilary!
Donation by Ange
on 31-07-2018
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £957.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £957.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,125.00

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