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This challenge has been inspired by David's brother Stevie Graham who tragically died in a car accident in 2014. Prior to his accident he had lived and worked in Columbo and intended to ride around Sri Lanka to raise money for The Rainbow Centre; A haven for children who live in appalling conditions.  Its aim is to equip the children with the skills they need to break free from the poverty in which they live. Its primary focus is to enable children to access the educational system. To date, it has enabled 460 children to go to mainstream school.

Since 2014, led by Stef Graham (David's mother) Stevie's family and friends have raised enough funds for a classroom to be built, which is up and running and making a huge impact on the children at The Rainbow Centre. They are now oversubscribed and in desperate need for another classroom. Allthough Stef is no longer here, we will continue to take on the challanges; On Saturday 25th a Feb (over 7 days), a Dutchman (Chris), an Australian / Italian (Sev), 3 Canadian's (Yuri, Wallace and Patrick) and 3 Brits (Sean, Nick and David) will ride from Salalah to Muscat in February, to raise enough funds to build the second classroom.

Updates 5

All 8 of us got to Salalah ! Thank you to all for your tremendous support; If you were meant to donate but didn't get round to it, there is still time. I have had confirmation from The Rainbow Centre that all additional monies generated will be put to great use.

06/03/17 01:29

Support trailer packed - Setting off in the morning 5:30am. We will be updating on this Instagram #muscatsalalahrainbowride

24/02/17 04:52

The Route Day 1: Muscat - Ras Al Jinz (turtle beach) - 250km Day 2: Ras Al Jinz - Wahiba (south) - 220km Day 3: Wahiba - Khalouf beach - 180km Day 4: Khalouf - Duqm - 100km Day 5: Duqm-Ras Madrakah- Al Labki 240km Day 6: Al Labki - Shuwaymiyah road - 240km Day 7: Shuwaymiyah road via Mirbat to Salalah - 185km

23/02/17 01:40

Setting off on Saturday All best laid plans............. We have switched the route Muscat to Salalah due to wind direction. 8 riders started to have a sense of humour failure at the thought of 1400KM into a headwind........... We decided not to change the shirts as arabs read from right to left anyway. ;-)

22/02/17 08:41

What great support we are getting from Omani businesses. Oman Air are flying us to Salalah free of charge. The Crowne Plaza hotels in Duqm and Salalah are housing us in their hotels free of charge. We have recruited another rider (Sean). Thank you very much to all the friends and family who have donated so far; We are nearly 50% there to build a much needed second classroom at the rainbow centre. As they say in Oman "Shukran" for the overwhelming support.

08/02/17 05:25

Raising money for

The Rainbow Centre Sri Lanka

The Rainbow Centre Sri Lanka

Charity Registration No. 1114933

The Rainbow Centre works to address the serious problem of child poverty in Sri Lanka. It provides, education, welfare, medical assistance and loving support to children who live on the street, in slum housing and in conditions that threaten their survival.

Raising money for

Run by The Rainbow Centre Sri Lanka

Charity Registration No. 1114933

Donations 166

Hi David , Keep up the good work. Ejaz

Donation by Ejaz Kazi on 26/07/17


You Would Be Proud of us Now

Donation by The Three London Planes on 03/04/17


Donation by Randall Mack on 31/03/17


Well done for your tremendous achievement!

Donation by Lynn & Kim Sadler on 29/03/17


well done. Great achievement.

Donation by Mary and John Maziliauskas on 24/03/17


Good job Chris and friends. What an adventure 👍

Donation by Forman Family on 17/03/17


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Well done to you all!

Donation by Anonymous on 15/03/17


Well done to everybody involved. A great achievement for a great cause

Donation by Caroline Wing on 13/03/17


Thanks to all the people donating at the bike shop, thanks Lucky for encouraging it and a special thanks to Badar, for his generous donation!

Donation by Donations at Oman Bicycle Shop on 13/03/17


Thanks to everyone for supporting the boys and The Rainbow Centre.

Donation by Homecoming Party Donations on 13/03/17


An enormous thank-you to the senior school teachers and pupils for sponsoring my dad.

Donation by Mollie May Graham on 13/03/17


Hi Lads - well done! From Team Sbriga Espresso Bar

Donation by Mario Simeone on 11/03/17


Very envious of the ride. Hope all goes to plan

Donation by Al and Sue on 09/03/17


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Well done guys!!

Donation by Michael Clifford on 09/03/17


Congratulations and well done to you all. A great achievement!

Donation by Julie and Tim Platten on 09/03/17


Donation by AHR on 09/03/17


Well done everyone!

Donation by David and Sarah Bennett on 09/03/17


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Congratulations for making it!

Donation by Ghada and Mohamed on 09/03/17

Well done guys - amazing achievement!

Donation by Andrew on 09/03/17


Well done guys!

Donation by Jeroen Smit on 09/03/17


Well done all.

Donation by Ola Fjeld on 09/03/17

The [Greek] foundation promotes sailing for children, and awareness of [any] religion - studying religion improves education & literacy. The Stevie Graham link was the catalyst for this kind donation.

Donation by Stefanos P. Catsiapis Foundation on 09/03/17


A great achievement, well done to the team....

Donation by Robert on 09/03/17


Great job guys! Well done.

Donation by Bryan on 09/03/17

Donation by Mark on 08/03/17


Donation summary

  • * Online donations£14,663.33
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£14,663.33
  • Gift Aid£553.75

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