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£340raised of £200 target by 19 supporters

    Weʼve raised £340 to supply bicycles & equipment for refugees in Calais

    Glasgow, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Saturday, 12th September 2015

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    The vast majority of people living in the camps have left their home countries for reasons of war and persecution in search of safety and security. Now, having been forcibly evicted from autonomous camps in Calais to a new 'designated area', 7km from the town centre, there are in the region of 2000 people, including women and unaccompanied minors, living in conditions of poor sanitation with minimal access to support and services.

    Most cyclists can relate to the sense of freedom, mobility and self sustainability afforded by the bicycle. For people living in the camps, bicycles are an invaluable asset, improving quality of life by increasing access to basic essentials like the local shop and support and advice services, currently over an hour's walk away. Some organisations have already began taking bikes to the camps, but many more are needed.

    We will keep you posted on what is the money spend on and a email report and may be some photos.

    We are donating our bikes but we also need:
    - tools,
    - sport shoes,
    - clothing,
    - sanitary towels,
    - water containers,
    - tents,
    - sleeping bags,
    - clothing,
    - panniers,
    - bike lock etc.
    *** if you have any of those equipment to donate please get in touch with me***

    My adventurous and courageous partner Lillias and I will be cycling from London to Dover then Ferry to Calais on the last week end of august Bank Holiday week end to donate our bikes and equipment in person



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      • Anna Morton

        Anna Morton

        Sep 1, 2015

        You guys are amazing! Sending love with you and to everyone in Calais xxx


      • Damo


        Aug 31, 2015

        Good luck folks, much respect for what you're doing!


      • Emma


        Aug 31, 2015

        WELL DONE!!


      • Kaia


        Aug 31, 2015

        All the best to you both. Please send our love to the people of the Calais camp!


      • EMQ


        Aug 31, 2015


      • Freya


        Aug 31, 2015


      • Tomás Sheridan

        Tomás Sheridan

        Aug 20, 2015

        Wish I could come! Hope my little contribution helps a bit at least...


      About the fundraiser
      gregory chauvet

      gregory chauvet

      Glasgow, United Kingdom

      I learned to ride a bike 5 years ago and I since then founded a bicycle charity called Glasgow Bike Station. Over the years I really understood how important a bike could be to any individuals. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving” A.Eisntein

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