Skip to main content

Pedalling up and over the Alps for Khora

Fundraisers Banner image
Fundraisers Profile image

Iona Shaw

Lots of pedalling up some VERY big hills to raise money for a super worthwhile cause in Help Refugees and Khora Community Centre

Raising money for
Help Refugees

Help Refugees Charity Logo

View charity profile

Total raised



Donations accepted until 31-01-2018

Donations closed

View donation summary


We are living through a refugee crisis unseen since the Second World War. With the closure of European borders, many of those fleeing are now stranded in Greece.

This May, I'll be cycling up some big big hills to raise money for Khora, a grass-roots organisation that supports the refugee community in Athens to meet their basic needs, and provide a warm, welcoming respite.

I spent three weeks volunteering at Khora this February, and got to take part in the life and work of the building. Across the seven floors of the old print-works, kids are playing in the Kids Space, people are taking language or computer lessons, eating delicious meals cooked by volunteers in the kitchen below, receiving free dental care or legal advice, taking self-defence lessons or even relaxing with a bit of yoga or in the Women's Space. 

Donations of any size are gratefully received and go straight to the charity - the costs of the trip are covered by the foolhardy cyclists themselves.

Thank you for your support! 

Event details

Event Image

Thighs of Steel 2017

We are fundraising for Help Refugees, who fund small grassroots refugee organisations. The specific group we are fundraising for is Khora, a co-operative made up of volunteers from all over the world, including the local Greek community, the refugee community and other international volunteers. Their community centre in Athens provides not only basic needs such as free nutritious food, warm clothing and access to dental care, but also social needs such as education, child care, access to information and a safe space to build relationships and relax.

Event date

14-May-2017 00:00

Event type


Event already started


From Tonia
Donation by Iona Shaw
on 07-06-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done! What a great achievement!
Donation by Vicky
on 06-06-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 05-06-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 04-06-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Congratulations, Iona! Wonderwoman's got nothing on you - you're BEAST!
Donation by Karen
on 04-06-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Go Iona! I hope you're powering over hills and having fun.
Donation by Vic and Matt
on 03-06-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck!
Donation by Joe
on 30-05-2017
£2.50 gift aid
I hope my waggling keeps the sun out as you tackle the Alps! You'll be great and I'm super jealous.
Donation by Samuel Price-Hunt
on 26-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
All strength when you need it Iona! A brilliant thing to do for a great cause x
Donation by Anonymous
on 26-05-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Best of luck! Eilidh
Donation by Eilidh
on 25-05-2017
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,055.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,055.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,256.25

Donations closed

MyDonate is not responsible for the content fundraisers post on their pages, but if you see something you feel is offensive or inappropriate, please let us know