MCBC 24 hour erg fundraiser
On 9th May at 19:00 MCBC set out to erg for 24 hours continuously as a club, looking to beat the world record for the most metres rowed on a machine in 24 hours by a single human - an enormous 318,106m set by Vasilis Tsantarliotis. Any donations received were split 50/50 between the boat club and Fenix Humanitarian Aid, a refugee charity based in Greece set up by ex-MCBC members.
Fenix Humanitarian Aid is an NGO based in Lesvos, Greece, which supports the legal and administrative needs of refugees and vulnerable migrants. There are around 8,000 refugees based on the island of Lesvos seeking asylum to Europe. Without any lawyers or knowledge of their rights within the complex legal system, many refugees struggle to make asylum claims and are stuck living in inhumane conditions; Fenix aims to combat this by providing legal aid and translation services.
Fenix looks to empower refugees by educating them so they can fight for their own rights and to help them overcome the language barriers. They are also beginning to train refugee ambassadors who can then pass on information to other refugees within the community.
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