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Olivia Kasteel-Hare

This spring I am doin' it all again and cycling really far to raise money for Khora.

Raising money for
Help Refugees

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So, since the exhaustion and pain from last year have just about worn off, I am heading for the hills again on my 2 wheeled stead and cycling from London to Athens (different route this time, even more miles and hills) to raise money for Khora. 

The journey has already started as this year I am also helping with the admin bits, which is proving just as much of an adventure! 

Last year we got to visit Khora, and Harri is out there now working with them. Since last year they have opened a 7 story office building providing food, medical, internet and computer access, information, legal, education, kids area, a women’s space, workshop and a safe space to spend the day. The more I learn about what they do, the more I admire it and am so excited to raise more for them. Last year we covered their rent and bills for the year, we want to do at least as much this year. 

Every penny you donate goes to the charity, the costs of the ride are paid for by the participants. 

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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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Go Oli! We love you xxx
Donation by Mum and Kevin
on 22-06-2017
£62.50 gift aid
Good luck and happy peddling!
Donation by Barney
on 28-05-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 03-05-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Still amazed by your cycling! A great cause, congratulations x
Donation by Anonymous
on 07-04-2017
£6.25 gift aid
You journey freely, your thighs are steely, you're an inspiration and I'm with you dearly! Go well sistren xxx may you hold in your heart that to share is to love as you sky punch the air with your Freddie Mercury glove xxx
Donation by Fran Wood
on 05-04-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Love ya, in awe of ya ... can I borrow your steel thighs for skiing before you go?!?! x
Donation by Lucy
on 15-03-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Whoop whoop sad to miss it this time have an awesome adventure!
Donation by JoJoe
on 09-03-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck Oli!!
Donation by Ralf x
on 06-03-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Well done, Oli and all the others involved! Wishing you all the very best with the project and the refugees you help.
Donation by Margot Messenger
on 06-03-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Charlotte Henriksen
on 06-03-2017
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £525.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £525.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £635.00

Donations closed

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