ELREC Cycles for Refugees

£1,001 of £1,000 goal

Raised by 24 people in 19 months
Please help us to raise money for refugees in Scotland!

What is the problem?

Millions of people throughout the world have been forced to flee their homes being witness to conflict, persecution and an abuse of their human rights. The number of ongoing conflicts has increased creating more than 15 million refugees worldwide. These people have fled their homeland often arriving in other countries before finally arriving to Scotland in whatever way they can. They had to wait for their applications to be approved to then become a refugee in the UK and wait for their families to join them. They often have access to poor accommodation, are isolated and can’t find work and are in real risk of destitution or extreme poverty.

Watch this video from the Refugee Survival Trust on destitution here:

Where is the money going?

The Refugee Survival Trust is a charity that provides grants to asylum claimants and refugees living in
Scotland to either alleviate poverty and destitution, or help refugees and asylum claimants to overcome obstacles in accessing educational and employment opportunities. These grants are given as a short-term measure whilst efforts to tackle the cause of destitution are made.

How will your money help?

The money will go towards providing financial support to refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland to allow
them to buy food and other essentials, when no other support is available. They can also provide bus passes to asylum seekers in order to help them make essential trips such as attending important appointments and collecting parcels from foodbanks.

Please come to our fundraising event!  And request your sponsorship sheet (contact details below).

When: Sunday 26th March, at 11am

Where:  Bangholm Outdoor Centre, 23 Craighall Gardens, Edinburgh EH6 4RJ
We will cycle on cycle paths to Lauriston Castle. 

For the cycle please wear appropriate clothing. Bring your own bicycle, water and snacks. If you don’t have a bike do let us know, we have a limited number to lend out.

Our goal is to raise £2000. Please donate what you can whether you are able to cycle with us or not. No donation is too small. ALL THE FUNDS RAISED WILL BE DONATED TO the Refugee Survival Trust . We will provide feedback via email and our social media pages into how the funds raised go to help refugees.

Thank you in advance for your generous donations to help refugees.

For further information, please contact Jean-Matthieu : JGaunand@elrec.org.uk or Sarah: fundraising_volunteer@rst.org.uk 
or phone 0131 556 0441.

Looking fowrard to seeing you on the day. 

Foysol Choudhury MBE
Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council




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Thank you to the 40 people coming on this sunny Sunday to raise funds and to cycle for refugees and to discover the Lauriston Castle woodland and Japanese gardens.

Thank you to organisers and volunteers: Foysol Choudhury Mbe, Jean-matthieu Gaunand Claire Robertson, Larissa Englemann, Gabrielle Cathala , Gray Davis Chhaya Patel Nick Greener Manjari Singh Rajnish Singh Supta Choudhury Das Ewelina Lukaszek

Thank you to Rt Hon. Lord Provost Donald Wilson for taking part in the ride and for your excellent speech, Thank you to Cllr. Lesley Hinds for supporting the event!

Thank you for your generous donations Chloe Steele, Giorgio Ferrari , Lesley Hinds Maureen Child Nick Greener, the anonymous donors, and all you your donations on the day! It is still time to make a difference.

All funds go to: Refugee Survival Trust

Thank you to the Bangholm Outdoor centre for the bikes and support. Our initiative has inspired Katherine to replicate this initiative in Glasgow.
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Delighted to welcome The Lord Provost of Edinburgh, The Rt. Hon. Donald Wilson to ELREC Cycles for Refugees.
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We got 4 new cyclists: Welcome to Mustafizur Rahman
Sarika, Renuka, and Ummor Ali. Thank you for your support!
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We have a new cyclist: Thank you Mark Lazarowicz .
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Raised by 24 people in 19 months
Created February 22, 2017
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