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Kirsty Purnell

A sponsored cycle from London to Athens for Khora- a community centre in Athens that supports refugees

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I'm getting back in the saddle to join the fab Thighs of Steel crew on the Timisoara to Sofia leg of their journey to Greece. It's going to be a real challenge - averaging 126km a day with a LOT of climbing and my thighs are currently nowhere near up to it!

This is the third year of Thighs of Steel and they have raised £150,000 for Khora, a humanitarian co-operative foundation in Athens providing services for refugees forced from their homes by war, poverty and climate change. There is still more to be done so please donate what you can.

Thankyou in advance! 
Kirsty and the rest of the Thighs of Steel team 

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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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You’re doing an amazing job, for an amazing cause. Well done babe, I’ll buy you a pint next time I’m in London too. Can’t wait to hear all about it xxx
Donation by Milly
on 23-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Cycle good, KP.
Donation by Cool Dude McTouchdown
on 22-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Annie
on 22-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Ruby McDougall
on 22-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck Kirsty! Hope the trip is going well so far!! xx
Donation by Meg
on 22-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Awesome stuff, well done so far and good luck with the rest! xx
Donation by Jess CM
on 22-08-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Yeeeee wooooo 💪💪💪
Donation by Guy F
on 21-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Cesca
on 16-07-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Go KP Go! You’re amazing x
Donation by Charlotte Henderson
on 15-07-2018
£2.50 gift aid
I'm full of admiration, Kirsty. Hope it all goes well. Sheila xxx
Donation by Sheila McGregor
on 11-07-2018
£7.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £515.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £515.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £618.75

Donations closed

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