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Joe Nightingale

Raising money for a charity bicycle ride through Romania, Bulgaria and the Transylvanian Alps

Raising money for
Thighs of Steel

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I'll be cycling from Timisaora in Romania to Sofia in Bulgaria to raise money for Khora; a community centre in Athens which provides services to refugees including education, language skills, mental health support, legal advice much much more. You can read more about their incredible work here:

I'll be cycling an average of 126km a day with a LOT of climbing for 6 days in the height of summer. The mere thought of this turns my thighs to something more akin to jelly than steel!  Any help you can provide, large or small, will be so very much appreciated and your commitment will no doubt help me maintain motivation when it all gets a bit much.

NB all the fundraising goes to the charity, we are covering our own costs.


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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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Donation by Michael Richards
on 28-08-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Ray Barry
on 16-08-2018
£1.25 gift aid
Donation by Jason Murray & Ben Sharp
on 16-08-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by juan croft
on 09-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Deliver it like you delivered Centre Point mate, all the best.
Donation by Sam Eaves
on 07-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Denis O'Leary
on 07-08-2018
£1.25 gift aid
Donations from the Charity Lunch
Donation by Anonymous
on 07-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Thanks for food (again) and hope the ride goes really well!!
Donation by Maria Cachafeiro
on 03-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
You can do it!
Donation by Lusanda
on 02-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck, Joe! :)
Donation by Paloma AR
on 02-08-2018
£5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £538.50
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £538.50
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £639.75

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