Michael Coulston has very kindly agreed to do a number of guest blog posts about his 240 km cycle through the West Bank in 2018 to help raise money for MAP (Medical Aid for Palestine). Chapter 2
Shaking the Bucket
Here’s a couple of the West Midlands contingent fundraising for their trip in a local supermarket.
Other riders took it on themselves to accost any passing Celebrity (it wasn’t me, but it was someone from south London).
I took a slightly more political approach. Here I am meeting my MP, Vicky Foxcroft, who had previously been to Palestine herself with Unite the Union. She was able to tell me what I should be prepared for.
I am not a religious person, but always wanting to make connections in support of Palestine. I asked if I could come down to Lewisham Mosque to get a photo with the Imam, but he suggested that I said some words and had a bucket collection.
So I had to come up with something off the cuff. I also hadn’t chosen my socks very carefully.
At the end, the bucket collection raised over £400.