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Juliet Molteno

Please help me raise as much money as possible for refugees in Athens

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On 24th June I will be setting off from Corfu and cycling through arid mountains in the boiling heat, aiming for Athens. It should take us a week of thigh burning, eye-popping hard graft up the hills (and wheel-rims on fire, nose to the tarmac, whoop-inducing descents) to raise money for a community centre in Athens called Khora.

On the way, we will be keeping our costs down by wild-camping and cooking our own food. Which is a good thing as all the costs are born by the cyclists themselves! So every penny you give goes straight to Khora, to feed people.

I went to Khora before it opened and had a look round and was really struck by what an amazing project it is. Khora provides so much for refugees in Athens, and all via donations. They have a kitchen and cafe, and their space is used for clinics, legal advice, therapy, education and much more. The place has a really healing feel to it and I have been wanting to get back there ever since that visit.

If they have room for me I might be volunteering with them for a few days when I get there.......

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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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Is κλεφτικο wild camping? I know some excellent recipes. Good luck Jube, and δο τρει ανδ σται ον τηε βεικ, θη΅ς α λυφ. ΧΧ
Donation by Matt and Chrissi XX
on 05-03-2017
£6.25 gift aid
You are an amazing person to do this, slightly mad too!
Donation by christine
on 26-02-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Very inspirational. Nevermind walnuts, you'll be able to crack mellons after this ride :) Good luck. Very inspirational stuff.
Donation by Woz
on 25-02-2017
£5.00 gift aid
A very worthwhile cause that this country is not supporting well enough. Thank you for taking up the challenge Juliet. Good luck
Donation by Helen
on 25-02-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Love you darling
Donation by Mum
on 19-02-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 17-02-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Brian W
on 14-02-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Don't be tempted by all those baklava on the way (are they vegan?).... great stuff Juliet! xx
Donation by Ian and Nicky
on 11-02-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 10-02-2017
£0.00 gift aid
U crazy gal!!! Good luck 💖
Donation by Soph, Ian, Josh and Abs xxx
on 04-02-2017
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,386.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,386.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,648.50

Donations closed

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