5K Pedal for Poverty Challenge – Forgotten Women

5K Pedal for Poverty Challenge

Take on the ‘Pedal For Poverty 5K Fun Challenge’ and Rebuild lives!

Pedal from London Bridge around the city passing famous buildings and raise money for poverty.
Each pedibus takes 8 people, so come as an individual or come as a half or a full team. Pedalling a pedibus is teamwork and a fun packed challenge so people of all ages and abilities can take part. It’s a great way to meet people and enjoy the summer in London!

Start: Sunday 30th July 2017, 1pm (Arrival 12pm)
Location: 34 Park St, SE1 9EF
Distance: 5km
Entry fee: £25 per person
Sponsorship: How much can you raise? Form will be sent out to you once you have registered



Women in Dire Poverty

Take on the challenge and raise money for women in Africa. Women like Fardowsa (see video) who have no income at all, who are forced to live on handouts from neighbours for both food and rent. Some days there is food and in other days she and her children face hunger.

Women like Fardowsa earn less than 40p a day in most African countries; and in many cases this is only through begging, odd jobs and even prostitution. Forgotten Women wants to give women the opportunities to run their own business where they can earn anything up to £60–£80 a month, resulting in provisions for their families and not having to resort to means where they feel degraded and exploited.

Women spend 90% of their income on their families. Investing in them is the quickest and surest way to break the cycle of poverty.

“We aim to assist women and help them break the cycle of poverty. We must all pull together and save the dignity of these women in countries where their cry for help is not heard.” Sundeep Bahia, CEO at Forgotten Women


Are You Ready for A Challenge?

Your challenge is to help women like Fardowsa escape the poverty trap for good. Just £300 can set a woman up with a small retail business which will instantly give her an income and help her become self-sufficient.

You can do this as an individual, couple or a team. Our target is to help 200 women this year. How many women will you help remove from the poverty trap with this challenge?

** As an individual raise £300 towards the challenge.
** As a team how many women can you help?


Quick step by step Just Giving guide

Just Giving is a quick and easy way to get sponsored, create a page and share the link asking people to sponsor you. Sign up to Just Giving, once you have an account click the ‘Start Fundraising’ button, type in ‘Forgotten Women’ in the search bar, select Forgotten Women charity and then click ‘taking part in an event,’ after which type in ‘Pedal for Poverty’ – select and you’re on your way. https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/forgotten-women/pfp

If you’re collecting cash sponsorship you can deposit into the Forgotten Women bank account (Forgotten Women Acct: 01327001 Sort code: 30-00-83) just make sure you reference ‘Pedal for Poverty’. Otherwise, if you like to keep it simple you can bring your sponsored amount on Sunday 30th July and a member of our team will issue you a receipt and deposit it on your behalf.



Apply as a team, giving team name and lead contact details or apply as an individual and we’ll place you in a team.



City & Thames route with a half way stop at a lovely coffee bar. Incorporating the heart of Borough Market, Blackfriar’s Bridge, The Bank of England, Monument and the City of London too!



We will be with you throughout the challenge, once you have registered you will receive a welcome email with all the details you will need for the day. On the day you will receive a refreshing bottle of mineral water and a light snack to keep you energised, a T-shirt that you can wear and take home with you as a memorabilia, a supervisor on the pedibus, first aid support on route and a photograph which you can frame and stick on your mantelpiece!



• Arrival at 12:00pm
• Starts at 1pm
• Photographs and finish by 3pm



Call us on 0800 195 8389 or email us at info@forgottenwomen.org







Forgotten Women