Cycling very far for a good reason
I will be along for the Thighs of Steel- ride during the second week, cycling from Brussels to Stuttgart. It's my second time on the ride and...
Raising money for
Thighs of Steel
I will be along for the Thighs of Steel- ride during the second week, cycling from Brussels to Stuttgart. It's my second time on the ride and I'm hoping it won't be my last. The cause is the same: we're collecting money to help refugee aid where it's needed. All money is directly benefitting Khora community centre in Athens, that has been providing people with shelter, food, eduaction and social care from the start of the refugee crisis.
During a month of volunteering on the Island of Lesvos I had the great opportunity to learn firsthand how much good these donations do where volunteers do their best to support and alleviate. This bikeride will be a struggle, but if there is one thing I can happily pass on about what the refugee crisis feels like where it's really happening, it would be how much fun I had working in Skipchen, a kitchen tent organized by some of the same bunch of people that are behind Khora. I helped cook there for a while and can assure you that your donations will be handled with love and make it to a tangible cup of tea or soup in someone's hand with ease.
I'd be very grateful for your support!
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 is completed
with gift aid: £379.36
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