Barry Bassett

Superheroes 2019 rides for MAG International

Fundraising for MAG (Mines Advisory Group)
£27,340
raised of £25,000 target
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We clear landmines and destroy weapons to save and improve lives worldwide.

Story

We are riding from London to Bristol and London to Amsterdam in 2019 for the 3rd year in a row in order to raise £25,000 for MAG International.

We embarked upon these rides when I learned that 24 people are blown up by landmines daily and half of them are children and we want to assist in MAG’s aim to try to make the world landmine free by 2025, as this is cruel and capricious and blameless children deserve better to be able to walk without fear.

The great news is that MAG clear landmines and make peoples' lives better.  They have helped 1.4m people to avoid being blown up by landmines, cleared 100,000 pieces of ordinance in the last year and as a result, the toll on innocent human beings being blown up has reduced from 24 to 20 over the past year.  It still means that around 10 children are blown up daily, so our quest is still important.

We will ride from London to Bristol on 31 Aug-1 Sep 2019 and London to Amsterdam on 10-12 September 2019.

Note that the London to Bristol ride is now complete and images can be seen on https://photos.app.goo.gl/b6inyupmLYNoVkWX9

About the charity

Every single day, 15 people are killed or injured because of landmines and other explosive weapons. Half of all civilian casualties are children. MAG finds and destroys these weapons to save lives and rebuild futures; helping people to grow crops, attend school and build homes.

Donation summary

Total raised
£27,339.16
+ £462.50 Gift Aid
Online donations
£5,105.16
Offline donations
£22,234.00

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