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Oli cycles to Greece...again

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Olivia Kasteel-Hare

I clearly have the memory of a goldfish, as I am preparing for the pain of the hills once again

Raising money for
Thighs of Steel

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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. 

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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 date

22-July-2018 00:00  - 
08-September-2018 23:59

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Well done, Oli. More power to your thighs of steel! Really inspired by the efforts of you and your colleagues.
Donation by Margot Messenger
on 30-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Olli
Donation by Deb
on 23-08-2018
Thinking of you in the heat. Hope it goes well xx
Donation by Kate and Allon
on 27-07-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Good luck Oli!
Donation by Chelsea
on 22-07-2018
£0.00 gift aid
You go girl 💪
Donation by Anna Brooks-Kasteel
on 21-07-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Another year, another sense of awe, and so much love. Good luck lovely one!
Donation by Lucy
on 12-07-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Betty
on 08-07-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Good luck with the ride! I am sure the bike will serve you well :)
Donation by Ky
on 27-06-2018
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £553.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £553.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £676.25

Donations closed

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