Our 40 days are up! Through walking, biking, running, rolling and so many other brilliant activities - together we made it around the world not once but twice, and raised £100,000 to support refugees. Incredible! To stay in touch about future challenges and the impact your support makes, sign up to our newsletter. Thank you so much!
Here are just a few of the heroes who’ve joined our journey around the world, to raise vital funds for refugees.
How: I’m walking 1 mile
Where: Around where I live
Why: I am a refugee from Syria. I lost my leg in 2012 because of the war; a bomb fell on my home. I've been living in the UK since 2017. I am going to walk a mile for refugees because I want to help other people and make them feel happy. I know how hard it is to be a refugee as I have had that experience myself.
How: I’m cycling 600 miles in 40 days
Where: Around London
Why: I have a safe place to live, with food, running water, and endless soap to wash hands, but there are many people living in refugee camps, with no possibility of social distancing, limited water, no soap or sanitizer, crowded into tents, their lives destroyed through no fault of their other own. This is why for my 73rd birthday I have pledged to ride 15 miles a day for 40 days, to raise funds for Choose Love.
How: Lunging, squatting, dancing and running 150 miles
Where: In my home and around
Why: I've been a supporter and admirer of Help Refugees ever since its inception and now during this pandemic, people need help and money more than ever. Social distancing and frequent hand washing is a luxury that cannot be afforded by displaced people across Europe, the Middle East and on the US-Mexico border.
For many refugees, social distancing and increased hand washing are an impossible luxury, leaving them incredibly vulnerable to this pandemic.
Help Refugees' partners are working across Europe, the Middle East and the US-Mexico border - stepping up support for medical services and sanitation, and continuing to provide essential food, shelter and so much more.
Every penny makes a huge difference to this work. Thank you for your inspiring support.