On Saturday, October 29, the RIDE TO MOSCOW closing event took place in the beautiful location of Villa Nachini-Cabassi in Corno di Rosazzo – a big thank you to the Municipality for the hospitality. All protagonists and many partners and supporters gathered together to celebrate the end of this project and the beginning of something bigger.
The event began with Stefania Carlotta Del Bianco reading an abstract from “L’angelo di Coppi” (The angel of Coppi) by Ugo Riccarelli, supported by Jacopo Casadio on the guitar.
The event was the occasion to tell about the cycling tripfrom Italy to Russia, to present A door for Life initiative, and to thank all people who supported this project: thanks to them we have raised over 72 THOUSAND EURO! This is the amount that will be entirely allocated to support activities in favour of orphans in Russia.
As President Paolo Ferraris emphasized, all costs related to the project have been covered in different ways and all money raised by donations and sponsorships will be fully paid to A door for Life initiative.
It was a great emotion for all protagonists to gather together exactly three months after the departure of RIDE TO MOSCOW and to tell about this 2500 km cycling tuor, in 17 days, across 6 countries.
Everything with only one purpose in mind: A door for Life.
This is the name of the initiative in favour of Russian orphan boys and girls and that will receive all money raised.
We asked Mrs Tatiana Sorokina to explain the relevance of this initiative and the importance of helping these boys and girls. Tatiana Sorokina knows very well the condition of these boys and girls, she works with them every day, and told us about their lives, their dreams, their talents. She told us about Sasha, Artem, Natasha, Jana, who would like to go to University but need private lessons to pass the entrance exam; she told us about Anastasia, who loves dancing and would like to attend the arts high school; about Misha, who studies to become a technician; about Sergej, whose dream is to become a chef and he is really talented; she told us about Nastia, who needs help to get the house she deserves. These are some of the boys and girls GEOforCHILDREN aims to help with the initiative A door for Life. Working together with Tatiana and with the orphanage we want to give these young people a chance for a better future.
At the end of the event all sponsors have been thanked with a special illustration created for this occasion by the local artist Livio Comisso.
RIDE TO MOSCOW is over, but A door for Life initiative has just began. It starts with the 72260,43€ raised with this solidarity journey, but it does not stop here.
We will keep you updated on how donations are being used and on how Sasha, Natasha, Anastasia, Sergej and all other boys and girls are being helped.
THANK YOU ALL!