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Maia cycling to support refugees!

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Maia Tarling-Hunter

Khora community centre offers support including education, legal advice, medical care and internet access to refugees stranded in Athens.

Raising money for
Help Refugees

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Total raised
£710.00

Target
£500.00

100%

Donations accepted until 31-01-2018

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About

Like most people, I've been appalled by the refugee crisis. I've decided it's time to get more active about making a difference by using some the skills and resources I already have: legs and a bike!

Thighs of Steel is a sponsored bike ride from London to Athens to raise money for Khora community centre in Athens. Since March 2016, the Macedonian border has been shut to refugees leaving them stranded in Greece for an indefinite period whilst their asylum claims are assessed. Every day Khora makes a huge difference to the lives of these people stuck without any state benefit system to support them. You can find out more about Khora here: http://www.khora-athens.org/welcome-to-the-khora-community-centre/. 

Last year Thighs of Steel raised enough money to pay for the rent and electricity of the Khora community centre building for an entire year! We hope to do the same again this year. That's the real, tangible impact of any donations you can afford - all sponsorship will go directly to Khora.

I'm joining the ride from Dubrovnik to Corfu. There are mountains. It will be hot. A daily shower won't be guaranteed. We'll also be cycling 800km over 7 days.

Please sponsor me!

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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

Event type

Cycling

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Donations

Donation by Richard and Afsheen
on 17-08-2017
£25.00
£6.25 gift aid
Well done Maia!
Donation by Nicky Stanley
on 03-07-2017
£25.00
£6.25 gift aid
Go Maia! This is extremely impressive. I hope those hills weren't too hilly and that you had a tailwind.
Donation by Carron
on 28-06-2017
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Congratulations Maia on completing this huge challenge for a great cause!
Donation by Charmian
on 28-06-2017
£25.00
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 27-06-2017
£5.00
£1.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 27-06-2017
£25.00
£6.25 gift aid
Well done!
Donation by Anonymous
on 27-06-2017
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 27-06-2017
Go Maia!
Donation by Charlotte Ashworth
on 08-06-2017
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck
Donation by Sunil de Sayrah
on 08-06-2017
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £710.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £710.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £873.75

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