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Cora and Mary are riding for refugees: Kids Summer Camp + Education Programmes

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Cycling 300km in One Day: 100km HK Island, 100km Kowloon/N.T., 100km Lantau

When the idea of a 300km cycle challenge was proposed, we thought “That’s craaaaazy! Why would anyone (other than Cora's husband) want to ride such an unbelievable distance in the hottest month of the year?” To give purpose to this nutty endeavor, Cora and Mary are riding for refugees!  Refugees live on the margins of Hong Kong society with no right to work or even volunteer. As a result, refugees are forced to rely on subsistence level Government welfare while they are often stranded in Hong Kong for many years. Kids from refugee families, like any other kids, need opportunities to develop self-confidence, teamwork and positive thinking. Facing great hardship, these kids especially need the community's support to maintain hope for a brighter future.

Each year CFR hosts three week-long summer programmes for a total of about 50 kids ranging from 5-16 years old. We take the children on 5-days of outings with their peers to get outdoors, gain independence and have fun through experiential learning. This year Cora and Mary are personally leading the summer program for 15 teenagers.  With home schooling and social distancing, the kids need to Break Free and let their energy out now more than ever!  We will introduce them to the far flung corners of Hong Kong from Sai Kung to Tai O and activate their curiosity.  To make this a successful program, we need your help!  Support our 300km challenge by donating for each kilometer we cycle and/or join us on the journey for all or any part of the ride!

The challenge starts in the wee hours of Sunday, July 19th on HK island. We will aim to finish the first 100km in time to catch the 6:01am train from Hong Kong Station to Nam Cheong where we start the Kowloon/N.T. leg with the SIRs Cycling team Grand Tour. The third leg on Lantau starts at Sunny Bay and includes a soul crushing climb to the iconic Buddha (via Shum Wat) before finishing in Mui Wo (hopefully before sunset).

 

 

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Mary

I'm the fundraising and development coordinator at the Centre for Refugees. We work hard every day to provide a secure community space for our beneficiaries who seek to live dignified lives free from persecution.

Funds raised on this page will go to:

Centre for Refugees

Helping Refugees live with Dignity and Hope