Cycling for refugees

Cycling for refugees


+ estimated £33 Gift Aid
£200 target

9 supporters


Ian Mcardle

£20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid 8th Sep 2021 10:16


David Rowthorn

£20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid 6th Sep 2021 09:54

Started on 27th August 2021 Rushlake Rd, Brighton BN1 9AE, UK

Updates 3

Roland posted an update on 31st August 2021

My planned route

I'll be using some of the same marathon route along the seafront from Ovingdean to Shoreham Harbour, but to avoid tedious doubling back to make up the distance, I'll also head up to Ditchling Beacon and back.


Roland posted an update on 13th September 2021

Rescheduling the ride

Just discovered that there's a London to Brighton charity bike ride on the 19th Sept which would go along a lot of my route. Rude that they didn't check with me first! I'll have to reschedule and do my cycle a week or two later instead.

Roland posted an update on 19th October 2021

Sorry for the delay!

Unfortunately I had to reschedule the ride again due to my family catching covid (it was fairly mild or asymptomatic all round thankfully). I'm now planning on doing the ride this weekend, cross your fingers for good weather!

I'm going to cycle 50km around Brighton & Hove to raise money for Voices In Exile on the 19th September.

Voices In Exile works with refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants with no recourse to public funds in East and West Sussex and Surrey. They offer practical and legal support with immigration casework, as well as a weekly food and toiletries bank for those who are destitute, and enable people to access services, build community, and develop their own potential through a programme of learning and creative activities. They seek to encourage people to find positive ways to address their own needs, build skills and resilience, and work towards integration in the UK through an active programme of volunteering and mentoring.

Example costs:

£5 – The cost for a client to travel to and from our office to attend a casework appointment, one of our advice drop-in sessions, or our weekly food bank.

£7.25 – The cost of sending a completed application to the Home Office by signed-for, next-day delivery.

£10 – The cost of reimbursing travel and lunch costs for a volunteer to work with us for a day.

£19.20 – The cost to enrol biometric information so that a client can apply for a biometric residence permit.

£20 – The salary cost per hour of a qualified Level 2 caseworker.

£25 – The value of a bag of groceries, dry food and toiletries from our weekly food bank.

£49 – The cost of a child refugee travel document.

£55 – The cost of a qualified community interpreter for 1 hour, including travel.

£75 – The cost of an adult refugee travel document.

£120 – The cost of preparing and submitting an application for a Home Office travel document, so that someone who has been granted leave to remain in the UK can finally travel to visit their family in another country.



Jessie Stanbrook pledged £10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid
12th September 2021 at 10:25am
Ian Mcardle commented

Nicely done, Roland.

8th September 2021 at 10:16am
Ian McArdle pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid
8th September 2021 at 10:16am
David Rowthorn pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid
6th September 2021 at 9:54am
Tom G pledged £5 + an est. £1.25 in Gift Aid
6th September 2021 at 9:39am
cynthia wild pledged £25 + an est. £6.25 in Gift Aid
2nd September 2021 at 4:37pm
Ada Weyland pledged £20
2nd September 2021 at 4:07am
April Irick pledged £5
31st August 2021 at 1:59pm
Martin commented

Great cause Roland. Good luck!

31st August 2021 at 10:54am

Help Voices In Exile do more good things

Payment and personal details are protected