With love from Paris to Palestine

Community fundraisers, MC Events, completed a charity cycle ride starting from London and finishing in Paris to raise money for a MAP-funded Mobile Health clinic in the West Bank. The group of over 30 cyclists rode 180 miles (290km) over two and a half days.

Setting off bright and early on Friday from Tower Hill in London, the cyclists arrived at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday morning. The team ranged from very experienced cyclists to absolute beginners, but MC Events made sure everyone made it safely to Paris together.

One of those who took part was Bee. She learnt how to cycle especially for the ride.

Bee’s story: Learning to cycle

“I like keeping fit physically and mentally and so I wanted to do a challenge that was different to anything I have done before. I hadn’t cycled since I was a kid, so this was definitely a challenge for me.

Raising money to provide medicines and treatment for Palestinians is something I feel strongly about, as I have been a supporter of Palestinian rights for a long time - I knew that this cycle ride was a perfect fit! 

I was nervous about learning how to cycle again and about doing such a long journey. But I had so much support from MC Events."

 

 

MAP would like to congratulate and thank Bee, and everyone who took part in the event, for their tremendous efforts and for helping to raise so much support for the Mobile Health Clinic.

Aimee Shalan, CEO of MAP also joined the London2Paris bike ride and said,

“One of the best things about heading MAP is getting to meet the wonderful people who support our work. And MC Events take it to a whole new level. Cycling into Paris amidst such a supportive, generous-spirited team was incredibly moving and I’ll never forget it.

By the end of the ride my shoulder was aching, I had no grip in my hands and my feet had forgotten how to walk - yet oddly, I’ve never felt better! It was such a positive way to raise funds for a really crucial project, providing a lifeline to Palestinian communities who would not otherwise have access to essential healthcare.”

The Mobile Health clinic provides medical treatment, delivers health awareness sessions and provides hygiene kits to families. It provides medical care to Bedouin communities living in the Jordan Valley, who are amongst the most isolated groups in occupied Palestine. They suffer from high rates of malnutrition as well as elevated rates of accidents and hygiene-related hazards. These communities have very limited access to hospitals and primary healthcare so the Mobile Health Clinic is an essential lifeline.

MC Events are raising £150,000 for the Mobile Health Clinic. The funds will go directly to supporting the services provided by the Mobile Health Clinic and for the maintenance of the vehicle.

MAP has lots of amazing fundraising ideas and also a busy schedule of challenge events coming up. Please see this page for more details.

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