As you may have noticed, this year we have changed our fundraising partner from Choose Love to MASS Action.
There are a few reasons for the change, but the one that kicked it all off was because Choose Love made a decision last year to scale back their number of partnership organisations.
Choose Love are still doing good work and they still support Thighs, just not as our fundraising partner.
But that's cool because MASS Action are AWESOME.
MASS Action are, in some ways, very similar to Choose Love, in that they are a registered charity that can raise funds in the UK on behalf of important grassroots projects who don't have capacity to set up as a charity themselves.
In other ways, however, MASS Action are TOTALLY different!
For starters, they are a non-hierarchical and volunteer-run organisation. Furthermore, their volunteers are all people who have been or are currently still working on the ground with various refugee projects.
In fact, MASS was set up by nine Khora Athens volunteers, including some of the same people who set up Thighs of Steel.
MASS, Thighs and Khora are sisters. 🥰
If you're interested, we heartily recommend reading MASS Action's about page for the whole story on how they work. (And they'd love to hear from you if you're interested in getting involved in some way...)
Khora already do most of their own fundraising through MASS and a decent dollop of whatever Thighs manage to fundraise this year will go to Khora. (So far, collectively, we've raised £11,620)
We hope this news is as helpful and exciting for you as it is for us!