Pedal with purpose
Khora helps meet the basic human rights of people without freedom of movement. This cycling event is their main fundraising activity. Please donate!
Raising money for
Thighs of Steel
This event brings together two things I care about passionately - human rights and cycling. Khora is a great organisation that helps people without freedom of movement to access basic human rights and maintain and build relationships. Through a number of people in Cambridge with first hand experience of Khora's work I know that any money you donate will be well spent.
I have cycled a lot in the mountains of Europe. This time I'll be cycling with my good friend Hal and his son Jack. The route is a mighty 880 km with 15000 meters of climbing - so a bit extreme even by my standards. But your donations will help make the pain more manageable!
I also plan to take my fiddle with me and to write a new tune. The Thighs of Steel Reel, perhaps? Or the Thighs of Jelly Jig more likely...
This is a great cause and I know any money you can donate will be put to great use.
Pedals and peace
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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with gift aid: £1,495.00
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