Spring of hope (Ukraine)
To cycle all the way along the Danube from Budapest to the Black Sea.
Джерело Надії (Spring of Hope)
Spring of Hope is a small charity working in central Ukraine to help and support some of the most vulnerable and unsupported people in Europe - including thousands of families who have been displaced by the fighting in Ukraine.
They don't have a shiny/professional website and they don't have the resources that some large aid organisations have but they do have a huge amount to offer as they support those who are trying to cope with circumstances harder than most of us can ever imagine.
How it works
Starting in Budapest in August, I will pedal my way through Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania and finally back into Ukraine.
This won't be easy, the last time I slept in a tent was about 10 years ago and until December this year I didn't even own a bike! So, cycling almost 2,000km over 30 days and fully loaded with food and equipment is probably going to kill me.
Your support will keep me going and if you donate even a small amount - you'll be doing a wonderful thing to help some amazing people. Keep giving and I'll keep pedalling...
Thanks (& please hit the donate button)
Ian 'Eddy' Bearder
PS: If you want to watch me suffer, you can follow my trip online at www.bearder.com