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Polly Walker

I've set myself the terrifying challenge of cycling 600 miles in six days over the austrian alps.  This is part of the third year of Thighs...

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I've set myself the terrifying challenge of cycling 600 miles in six days over the austrian alps. 

This is part of the third year of Thighs of Steel, a really really long relay bike ride that goes from London to Athens.

This crazy endeavour is in aid of Khora Community Centre, a refugee centre in Athens, that provides food, legal services, work opportunities, creative space, family support and more to people who have fled their home countries and come to Europe. 

Now I know many of you are thinking I do this for my holidays always - but this is way harder than normal, I've completely funded my own trip, and any money you donate will go straight to Khora.

Thighs of Steel has managed to raise enough money in the first two years to pay all of the rental costs of an 8 storey building up until now (with lots left over for other stuff), and that building has supported hundreds of people, so any money you donate will have a really direct impact in continuing that support!! 

Please help me fundraise if you can, or just find out more about Khora or the amazing Thighs of Steel!! 

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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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Belated congrats!!
Donation by Sarah
on 02-10-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Congratulations - huge effort! Really great. DB
Donation by DB
on 14-09-2018
£5.00 gift aid
So glad you're doing this & good luck! Charlotte
Donation by Charlotte Milner-Barry
on 07-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Sahil
on 07-09-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 26-07-2018
£35.00 gift aid
Go poll! May the wind speed your journey and keep you cool in the mountains!
Donation by Beth & Josh
on 25-07-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Good luck Polly - great to do this and I hope ot os enjoyable in part!
Donation by Mandy
on 20-06-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Rav
on 20-06-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Tabs
on 20-06-2018
£5.00 gift aid
This sounds totally mad and totally wonderful!
Donation by Eva
on 20-06-2018
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £600.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £600.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £740.00

Donations closed

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