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Bean Downes


About this campaign

The refugee crisis in Europe seems to have largely disappeared from the news - out of sight, out of mind… BUT, it’s very much still going on.

Help Refugees supports grassroots organisations and projects across the UK and the rest of Europe – giving humanitarian assistance to people who have been forced to flee war and persecution.

I know I’ve been incredibly lucky in the lottery of birth – that’s why I’m getting back on my bike to raise money for Help Refugees in supporting those that haven’t. I’ll be cycling for three weeks from Trieste to Dubrovnik to Igoumenitsa to Athens - with some BIG hills and some BIG heat (and BIG thighs). Please donate what you can!

AND – not only can you feel good about the support you’re giving, anyone who sponsors has the chance of winning an array of wonderful prizes listed below, which have kindly been donated for the cause.

Thank you

Bean x X

Two Weekend Tickets for Wilderness Festival

A bottle of Porthilly Spirit Gin

A case of one hundred and eight 100% natural brownies
A pair of Ruby Jack earrings
A still life painting by Greg Hannan
A signed copy of Afloat A Memoir by Danie Couchman
A pair of FORT Dungarees in black
A weekend away in Magic Mike the Campervan
Two tickets for a Woodburner event at Dalston Curve Garden
An hour Go Boat experience in Paddington
A scarf by Giannina Capitani
A pendant by Rosita Bonita
A bottle of New Dawn Traders La Palma white rum
A romantic dinner for two on narrowboat Emmandbee

Recent donations


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