5 weeks, 3,500km, 13 countries, 1 cause

On 27th August, MAP supporter Rahma Barclay, is setting off on an epic fundraising cycling challenge. Rahma will be cycling 3,500km from London to the Old City of Jerusalem and is aiming to raise £53,000 to support our work to help vulnerable Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees. Read about her journey and why she is taking on this challenge below. 

You can sponsor Rahma by visiting her JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/Ride4MedicalAid

'Back in 2014 during the strikes on Gaza I racked my mind as to what I could do to help the Palestinian people and had the idea to cycle from London to Jerusalem. After a trip to Beirut in 2015 when I visited Shatila refugee camp, I read about MAP and the amazing work they do for the health and wellbeing of both those living under occupation and as refugees and felt that this was the charity to support.'

'On 27th August 206 I will be setting off on a 3,500km cycle to Jerusalem to raise funds for MAP's physiotherapy project in Gaza. It will be a challenging ride through many mountain ranges and end at the Jaffa gate in the Old City to coincide with MAP's own 'Cycle Palestine 2016' finale on 30th September.'

'There is no price on any human's right to health, physical function and independence and there is no mountain I wouldn't climb for it.'

'As a specialist physiotherapist I know only too well how far this project will go to change the lives of people in Gaza for the better. It will give the opportunity for those injured in conflict to lead healthy lives and walk again. There is no price on any human's right to health, physical function and independence and there is no mountain I wouldn't climb for it.'

To find out more about Rahma's cycling challenge and to donate visit www.justgiving.com/Ride4MedicalAid 

 

Check out Rahma's route and follow her journey at www.ride4medicalaid.wordpress.com 

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