Oli cycles to Greece...again
Time went by and I thought...why not cycle to Athens again!
At the moment I am spending many hours in Bristols libraries (wow, aren't we lucky to have libraries), in front of maps and spreadsheets. After that comes the lots of leg spinning to propel myself from London to Athens.
All of this is for KHORA. A group of wonderful humans who work relentlessly in Athens providing vital support for refugees. None of the money fundraised goes towards the cycle trip. It goes to the core costs of keeping the KHORA building open, and the services running.
We live in a crazy world, sometimes good crazy, in this case...bad crazy. Better long term policies and support are needed from governments but until that happens grassroots projects like KHORA are giving people what they need, now.
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.
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