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Thighs of Steel 2017 - Dubrovnik to Corfu Chapter

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Nick Quaife

A Gloriously Arduous bike ride through the Albanian mountains in support of refugees.

Raising money for
Help Refugees

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I will be cycling with a small group of intrepid cyclists (, a very long way, to raise money for refugees in Greece.

The important bit:
We will be donating money to Khora (, a grass-roots organisation, which is part of the help refugees project (

Our aim is to raise £100,000 to cover the running costs of a refugee help and community centre in Athens for an entire year. Donations will provide crucial support for some of the 57,000 refugees who currently do not have asylum, nor state support whilst they wait for a decision upon it.

The cycling bit:
In June, we will leave Dubrovnik to traverse the Albanian mountains and reach Corfu after 720km in 6 days. It will be beautiful, but for someone who has not sat on a bike in earnest for over a decade, it is going to be incredibly tough, very, very hot, and there will be saddle sores. Training will involve early mornings (my favourite), overeating and being lapped in Regent’s Park by Middle Aged men in Lycra (MAMiLs).

Any donations will be very gratefully received for this extremely important cause.

Thank you

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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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What an incredible challenge to complete. Sitting on a bike for that length of time needs more than thighs of steel I suspect. Well done Nick, huge respect to you.
Donation by Mary and Graham Penny
on 06-10-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Nice one! Big love x
Donation by Ashley Beaumont-Thomas
on 07-07-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 06-07-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Well done, Nick.
Donation by Kate G
on 04-07-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Well done!
Donation by Hazel Morris
on 02-07-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Well done Nick! Fin&Rob
Donation by Anonymous
on 30-06-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Great effort, well done!
Donation by David
on 29-06-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Well done Nick
Donation by Jamil
on 28-06-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 27-06-2017
£6.25 gift aid
It is better that the right hand does not know what charity the left hand gives. Noble effort Nick.
Donation by Anon
on 27-06-2017
£50.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,536.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,536.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,900.00

Donations closed

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