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Thighs of Steel 2017 - Lyon to Milan

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Thomas Jarman

I'm going to try and cycle over the Alps to raise money for 'Help Refugees' a charity who fund grassroots refugee-focused organisations across...

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I’ve just signed up, really late, to try and cycle over the Alps with the amazing ‘Thighs Of Steel’ team! In six days we’ll be travelling 700km from Lyon to Milan, climbing a worrying 10,500m in the process. On day two we’ll be battling through the snow to the top of the Col du Mont Cenis… 2081m above sea level. There’s three weeks to go and i’m nowhere near as fit as i need to be. 

But, there is no cause more worthwhile! We are fundraising for Help Refugees, a charity who fund grassroots, refugee-focused organisations across Europe. The specific organisation we have chosen is ’Khora', a small, proactive co-operative, made up of volunteers from all over the world, including the local Greek community, the refugee community and other international volunteers. One of those volunteers is my amazing sister who is currently living in Istanbul and working at Small Projects Istanbul ( which aims to provide a home and education for displaced Syrian woman and children.

Buy me a metaphorical pint, bet me i can’t do it, back the ill-prepared underdog... please help me raise as much money as possible for this fantastic cause.

Tom X


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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.

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14-May-2017 00:00

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Amazing achievement mate, massive respect :) hope the legs are recovered now! xxx
Donation by Toby Winch
on 11-06-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Great cause. Well done! Love from the Barton Family! xxx
Donation by Anonymous
on 06-06-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Sascha Hackel
on 05-06-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Good effort tom !!!' Big love
Donation by Toby
on 02-06-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck and fair weather1
Donation by celia and chris
on 31-05-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Best Wishes and good luck. Hope you can enjoy it too. Steve and Olivia Jenkinson
Donation by Anonymous
on 29-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Can't wait to hear all about it mush. Good luck x
Donation by Sam ludgate
on 27-05-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Go tom
Donation by Jamie and Lou
on 27-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Ride like the wind sweet chariot
Donation by Anonyjohnny danger mous
on 27-05-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Yes Tom! This is great. X
Donation by Chloe
on 27-05-2017
£1.25 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,294.25
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,294.25
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,547.06

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