We are thrilled to announce that together this year Thighs of Steel have raised a staggering £87,184.40 for grassroots refugee organisations.
A big thank you to everyone who donated – it means a lot!
Guided by expert advice from Help Refugees, that money has been granted to five organisations we believe will do justice to your hard earned cash.
Picking projects to fund is a tough job, and of course we wish we could support every project with everything they need, but we’ve tried to cover a wide range of refugee needs, including emergency aid, legal assistance, social integration and human dignity.
Here is a pretty pie chart showing where the money’s gone:
This summer I’ll be cycling ~1,800km from Rome to Athens because I vehemently believe that borders are really dumb.
Everyone should be able to roam the earth freely and that’s why I support the work that Help Refugees are doing to help stateless human beings get a foothold in life.
As one of the lucky, lucky people on earth who haven’t had their home village bombed to pieces, I like to do what I can to support those who aren’t so fortunate. If that involves cycling an awfully long way in 35 degree heat, then so be it.
If you think that helping refugees is a generally good idea, then I’d be super grateful if you could donate whatever you can afford.
Having visited projects supported by Help Refugees all over Europe, I can reassure you that the work they do is of immense practical support to actual human beings every day. (I’ve published a lot of these stories on my blog – drop me a line if you want a direct link.)
Thank you in advance for being so generous! And stay tuned because your donation will get you free entry to a very exciting thingy that we’re planning for the start of July….