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Tom Ling

Khora helps meet the basic human rights of people without freedom of movement. This cycling event is their main fundraising activity. Please donate!

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Thighs of Steel

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Donations accepted until 01-05-2019

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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

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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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Event is completed


on behalf of Lynne, Jo and Andrew, and Frances
Donation by Tom Ling
on 08-09-2018
£35.00 gift aid
Great cause. Crazy venture. Go Tom!
Donation by annabelle macfadyen
on 14-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Go go go Tom Hal and Jack! Great cause - and look forward to hearing the tune! Sue and Gerry x
Donation by Sue and Gerry
on 09-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Good luck Tom!
Donation by Jack Pollard
on 06-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Go go Tom!! Get inspired by the mountains and write a few tunes to help you on your way. Best of luck!
Donation by Ian and Wendy
on 03-08-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Good Luck
Donation by Renate Wolpert
on 02-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Don't fight it - you can't beat it - the only way is to Embrace the Climb Have fun, D&A
Donation by Dom'n'Annie
on 01-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck, Tom! I hope at least some of it is flat/down hill!
Donation by Vicky Nash
on 01-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
May thighs of steel come back thighs of titanium. Cheering for you and for all the good that you are doing. Hope you have fun in the processes and stay hydrated!
Donation by Sonja
on 31-07-2018
Splendid effort, Tom, Hal & Jack. Go like (or at least with) the wind.
Donation by Susan and Philip
on 30-07-2018
£7.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,250.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,250.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,495.00

Donations closed

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