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Joe cycling to support refugees in Athens

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Joe Newbigin

Khora community centre offers support including education, legal advice, medical care and internet access to refugees stranded in Athens.

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Help Refugees

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Donations accepted until 31-01-2018

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The refugee crisis may have fallen from the headlines in recent months but the scale of the problem hasn’t. While refugees are used as a political football thousands remain stranded in abysmal conditions: Greece is the frontline of degrading asylum policies where basic human rights, basic human dignity and basic humanity are being forgotten.

That’s why I am raising funds for the Khora Community Centre in Athens. Over the building’s seven floors they provide crucial facilities including free legal support, dentistry, language lessons and psychological support. They offer free meals, showers, clothes, a social space, a safe space for women, an area for kids to play and learn….

Last year I joined a group that cycled into Athens, visited Khora and raised enough money to pay for the building’s rent and electricity for an entire year. That's the real, tangible impact of your donations and that’s why we’re doing it again: every penny will go to keep this project going.

The air will be thin up the top of long, steep Alpine climbs we’re tackling and getting this squishy body up there will be a feat – if you could sponsor me that would go a long way help keep those pedals turning!

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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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Donation by ian rogan
on 06-06-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Ben
on 05-06-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Good job Thighs! Er, Joe!
Donation by Kim Bo
on 28-05-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Good luck :)
Donation by Katnip
on 23-05-2017
£7.50 gift aid
GO JOE! Enjoy the saddle time...especially the tunes, the freewheeling descents, the uphill sweat, and the well earned salty chips and ice-creams to be had along the way. Wish I could join!
Donation by Leah
on 23-05-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 21-05-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Just a little something towards your goal!
Donation by Tasha
on 20-05-2017
£1.25 gift aid
Donation by Billy Whizz
on 20-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck.....and no lift drops this time please!
Donation by Sara
on 20-05-2017
£6.25 gift aid
You are doing something very important Joe
Donation by Deborah Jaffe
on 20-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £445.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £445.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £542.50

Donations closed

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