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Kathleen cycles 4000km from London to Athens!

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kathleen cassidy

I'm cycling & wild-camping for 7 weeks from London to Athens to raise funds for refugees. Your donation will help refugees and motivate me up hills!

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Thighs of Steel

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This summer i'm part of Thighs of Steel cycle from London to Athens - to raise money for refugee project Khora. Last year the 2000 mile cycle ride raised over £100K and this year we're hoping to break that target. On a personal level i'm pretty intimidated by the physical challenge of this cycle ride (averaging 100 km per day with some crazy steep hills/mountains  like the Alps) but psyched to raise funds for Khora which is doing brilliant work with refugees. More on that below. Any amount you can give would be most welcome - whether it's the price of a coffee, cinema ticket, or train ticket it will be used for a good cause. 

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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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Celebrate Kathleen - an INSPIRATIONAL woman.
Donation by Venti
on 21-09-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Well done Kathleen for completing the whole cycle
Donation by Shelagh Kavanagh
on 12-09-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Amazing - what a challenge, and such a great cause, congratulations!
Donation by Julia Bird
on 09-09-2018
Donation by Lorna Sheen
on 08-09-2018
Amazing work. Well done!
Donation by Daniel
on 08-09-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Keep going Kathleen. What a fantastic effort? Really proud of you.
Donation by Elizabeth Holt
on 27-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Kathleen! :)
Donation by Nadia Erlam
on 14-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
This is so impressive Kathleen, what a challenge! Best of luck for the rest of the journey, and well done for what you've achieved so far. Xx
Donation by Julia B
on 12-08-2018
Keep it up, kiddo xxxx
Donation by Liz
on 11-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 11-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,157.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,157.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,350.00

Donations closed

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