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Joe's back in the saddle

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Joe Bourdillon-Schicker

This June I will be cycling from Italy to Greece to raise money for Help Refugees!

Raising money for
Help Refugees

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Donations accepted until 31-01-2018

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It's happening again! Last year, I joined a group of cyclists exercising their will-power, thigh-power and their brakes in a sponsored cycle from London to Athens, fundraising for refugees in Greece. We raised over £48,000 for Help Refugees. The money raised went to help set up Khora, a humanitarian co-operative foundation in Athens providing services for refugees forced from their homes by war, poverty and climate change (see below).

More work still needs to be done, so once again I am getting back in the saddle, this time going into uncharted lands and cycling from the North of Italy to the North of Greece, cycling 1500km and climbing 1700m in 12 days.

Any donations no matter how large or small would be greatly appreciated! I cover all my own costs, so all money raised will go directly to Help Refugees and Khora.

Many thanks,
Joe and the rest of the Thighs of Steel team!

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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

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Event already started


Donation by Will Bourdillon
on 04-07-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Well done Joe, sorry we're slow with our donation. Hilarie and Jack x
Donation by Hilarie and Jack
on 03-07-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Go go goooo Jbs x
Donation by Kate Lamb
on 25-06-2017
£3.75 gift aid
Well done Joe!!
Donation by Claire
on 25-06-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Well done!
Donation by Kash
on 25-06-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Well done Joe
Donation by Kristina and Keith
on 20-06-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Well done Joe! On target now 😀. Hope you enjoy the second stage
Donation by Kathy x
on 17-06-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 17-06-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 14-06-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Joe- a great cause. Wishing you lots of luck xxx
Donation by Suzy and Jp
on 10-06-2017
£5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,115.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,115.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,362.50

Donations closed

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