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Jess Walker

Biking from London to Brussels to support Khora, a co-operative that provides services to refugees and migrants in Athens.

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I'm having some surgery in early July, which means I won't be better in time for the July ride.
However, when I'm better I shall ride to Brussels!
In the meantime, please still sponsor me to support Khora! 

This July, I'll be cycling from London to Brussels with the Thighs of Steel team to fundraise for Khora, a really great refugee co-operative in Athens.

I've never done a long ride before : /, hoping your support and donations will spur me on!

The donations go straight to Khora, who provide humanitarian support to refugees and migrants in Athens (food, clothes, education, legal and medical services, ie. the basics).

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Thank you bye!

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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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Good Luck, sending all our love. Angie and Roly xxxx
Donation by Angela Vincini
on 20-09-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck! Love Laura and Gaith x
Donation by Anonymous
on 20-06-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck Jess, you are amazing.x.
Donation by Finian O'Gorman
on 20-06-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Go Jess! I'll have a cup of tea waiting for you in Brussels! :-)
Donation by Jenny
on 20-06-2018
Good luck Jerrica
Donation by Dim
on 14-06-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Ride like the wind!
Donation by Tom Walker
on 13-06-2018
:) 🚲🚲🚲
Donation by Sam
on 07-06-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by V
on 01-06-2018
Go Jess
Donation by Penny Walker
on 01-06-2018
Proud of your pedal pushing!!
Donation by Leo G
on 31-05-2018
£5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £330.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £330.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £390.00

Donations closed

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