A SHEFFIELD student is travelling 6,000km across the world as one of the support crew for a team a cyclists raising money for medical aid in Palestine.
Tom Watts is a member of the back-up team for four cyclists completing the Pathways to Palestine trip – a cycle trek that's double the distance of the Tour de France – to Gaza in aid of the Medical Aid Palestines Charity.
The 21-year-old psychology student has followed the group every step of their journey through France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and finally Israel, where they are expected to arrive on Tuesday.
There are no guarantees that they will make it into Gaza – but, if successful, Tom's vehicle will then be donated to a rehabilitation hospital which was partially destroyed by Israel in the January offensive
All money raised will go to the charity, which is working to provide neo-natal care and medical resources for burns victims.
Tom said: "Even as we prepare to reach Gaza we will continue in our efforts to raise money for our charity, Medical Aid Palestines, via our website www.pathwaystopalestine.com.
"All monies raised online go directly to their operations on the ground."
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