A RIDE FOR FREEDOM
ALL THE MONEY YOU DONATE GOES DIRECTLY TO KHORA TO SUPPORT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE MOST IN NEED, THE CYCLE RIDE ITSELF IS FULLY FUNDED BY ITS MEMBERS
Raising money for
Thighs of Steel
It is October 2016 in Athens, Greece, and I am having one of the most significant experiences in my life. I am being part of something new and something very special here. A community centre has just opened where everyone has a say, where everyone has something to do, where everyone is treated equally and where food, music, talks, sports, art and education brings people together from all around the world. In here, I sometimes help out in the kitchen or the café but mostly I ‘work’ at the children’s space. This place is filled with curious and cheerful kids. Kids that play, cry or laugh, just like anywhere else in the world. But these children lacking the very basic needs and rights that most people are entitled to in Europe. Khora is on a mission to fill theses gaps left by the competent authorities. Basically, it fills people’s hungry stomachs with food and their hungry souls with kindness. All the above is the reason why I’m also doing this crazy cycle ride, between London and Brussels, to raise awareness. This is something close to my heart and that’s why I am asking YOU to please-please also help and support Khora and the fantastic work they do so they can keep helping others.
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.
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