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Poppy Shelton

The aim of this trip is to fundraise £40,000 to support refugees in Athens. As a relay group we will cycle from London to Athens in 7 weeks.

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Help Refugees

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Donations accepted until 31-01-2018

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Hello family and friends,
Thanks for getting this far....

Who are we fundraising for?
ALL money raised (we are paying separately for travel, accommodation and provisions along the way) goes to Khora a humanitarian co-operative foundation based in Athens.The group of volunteers there are experienced in providing services for refugees, including mental health, support work, building and teaching.

The road ahead...
My part in this mammoth expedition is to join week 4 of the cycle from Milan - Trieste. This Italian leg of the trip will involve 120km of cycling/day, sometimes climbing into the Italian alps, sometimes whizzing along lakeside roads.
I'm aiming to raise £500 to contribute to the big pot.

Why have I signed up?
Joining forces with a group of like minded people to raise for money for such a worthy cause and enable the amazing work that Khora do to continue seems like the least I can do.
The positive community spirit at the heart of organising the cycle and the adventures that will be had along the way is what life is about.

Thank you in advance for your generous donation, I'm hoping my thighs won't let you down!

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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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Event already started


Well done guys!
Donation by Susie
on 18-06-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Well done Poppy. So proud of you. Glad the knee was trouble free.
Donation by Dad
on 13-06-2017
£37.50 gift aid
Go Pops! Looking good up there in the mountains. But put your helmet on!!
Donation by Clare, Rohan & Aya
on 10-06-2017
£0.00 gift aid
I can feel the burn just thinking about it! Amazing effort.
Donation by Laura Dunn
on 09-06-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Go pops!!🚴🏻‍♀️🎉
Donation by Lin Pan
on 06-06-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck Poppy to you and all your fellow cyclists. You are an inspiration to me and many others and the cause is very close to my heart. I love you very much.
Donation by Ma
on 01-06-2017
£15.00 gift aid
Good luck pops!
Donation by Cam
on 31-05-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck pops! X
Donation by Brem
on 31-05-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Go Pops! We'll be rooting for you and your thighs! Good luck! x
Donation by Sadie and Tim
on 31-05-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Go thighs!
Donation by Tash
on 21-04-2017
£5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £710.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £710.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £872.50

Donations closed

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