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A Tyring Trip for Tom

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Tom Searle

Please donate for this worthy cause! Even if it's more for the thought of me battling a sore botty.

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Thighs of Steel

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Thank you for taking time to read my page! I'm an enthusiastic cyclist and the opportunity to combine two wheels and one incredible cause is a dream come true.

Being a doctor working in Brighton in the UK, I'm generally protected from the shocking and sustained plight of refugees the world over and all too often this struggle seems distant.

However, I believe as humans we share a connectedness and responsibility for each other that crosses borders. There is far more that unites us than divides us. It is a fortunate privilege that I am in a position to help in any small way I can. For me, at this time, this means cycling a ruddy long way through Bulgaria and Greece, having a good time en route, and arriving in Athens at a charity I feel captures and provides this sense of community.

Donations of £20 or more earn you a free T shirt! The image which I designed appears in the gallery section of my donation page. The T shirts are plain white with the image on the left breast. Please put down your name with your donation and I will be in touch regarding T shirt size and image choice.

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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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Well done mate! Got to get those thighs on a Hash run now :)
Donation by Henna Khattak
on 21-09-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Well done guys! Looks like an amazing trip - hope your legs are recovering x
Donation by Katie Wood
on 12-09-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Massive cheers for being a constant force of positivity, handing out clothing at your own expense, delicious and not so delicious medicines to get us up those hills, poetry and class chat. Lovely to have a bangin t shirt to remember the climbs by. X
Donation by Eva
on 01-09-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Bonne chance, mon brave! May your thighs of steel take you all the way!
Donation by Robert Knowles
on 28-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Bon chance m'dear!
Donation by KFC
on 27-08-2018
Thumbs up
Donation by Kyle
on 25-08-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Good luck t-rex thighs!
Donation by Sass
on 24-08-2018
£5.00 gift aid
If you're not cycling in a unitard I'll be very disappointed.
Donation by James Barton
on 24-08-2018
Donation by Gabs
on 21-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck Tamas, what a good cause and an epic journey you'll have. Much love xx
Donation by Jessica Robinson
on 21-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,240.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,240.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,523.75

Donations closed

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