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Mary's ride for refugees 2017

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Mary Stevens

Fundraising page for my ride from Paris to Lyon in support of refugees in Greece, May 2017

Raising money for
Help Refugees

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Donations accepted until 31-01-2018

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For the last couple of years I've wanted to do something to support refugees arriving in Greece. It wasn't obvious to me what I could do personally, and who best to support. Then I found out about the ride to Athens, organised by Help Refugees, a charity who fund grassroots, refugee-focused organisations across Europe.

Many of the cyclists have direct links with Khora, through having volunteered there. We'll be keeping up with their work with Skype calls as we travel so we'll have a real sense of the difference we and our supporters are making.

I'm looking forward to the cycling - although 6 days non-stop averaging 100km a day won't be easy - but I'm most excited to have the opportunity to contribute in small way to the ongoing human crisis on our doorstep.

I'm also planning a couple of fundraising events, including a refugee history themed cycle tour in London and a sponsored ride by my 4 year-old.  If you're donating for either of those here - THANK YOU - and please mention it in the comments. If you'd like to know more about either of the above please contact me directly.

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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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Event already started


Donation by Andy
on 03-07-2017
£25.00 gift aid
for stella's ride
Donation by Robert Ross
on 19-06-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done, Mary!
Donation by Andy Hull
on 12-06-2017
£1.25 gift aid
Donation by DBR
on 06-06-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Mary for supporting such a great cause!
Donation by Sophie R
on 02-06-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Well done Stella!
Donation by Ed and Antonia
on 02-06-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Go Mary! I hope the cycle is going great
Donation by On Purpose Tom
on 25-05-2017
£1.25 gift aid
Donation by Alex Begg
on 24-05-2017
£1.25 gift aid
For Stella's bike laps
Donation by Pam and Michael
on 22-05-2017
£10.00 gift aid
Well done Mary and Stella!
Donation by Ali
on 21-05-2017
£5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £2,705.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £2,705.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £3,258.75

Donations closed

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