LGR launched a Radiothon “Greece Disaster Fund” this month with the participation of other community media, to help collect funds as part of efforts to help Greece deal with the after-effects of last month’s devastating fires.
The Greek/Cypriot community rallied to help in wake of the deadly blaze, as it responded to a 12-hour fundraising appeal on 6th August, urging listeners to donate generously to the worthy cause.
The informative and entertaining Radiothon was hosted by LGR presenters with several guests featured.
LGR General Manager, John Kyriakides, said, “Everyone at LGR sympathised with fellow-Greeks and their suffering at this difficult time and we wanted to do something to help.”
The presenters echoed what the General Manager said in doing whatever they could to support the victims, through London Greek Radio’s modest efforts.
The rotating ‘on-air’ studio team comprised of Sofia Tsoulaki, Vasoula Christodoulou, Vasilis Panayi, Pierre Petrou, Tony Neophytou, Katerina Barotsaki and Chris Theoharous.
A steady flow of visitors had responded well to the appeal, throughout the day including; Christos Karaolis, the President of the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK; the new Deputy High Commissioner of the Cyprus Republic, Nicholas Manolis; His Eminence Archbishop Grigorios, of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira & Great Britain; the first UK Cypriot Parliamentarian, Bambos Charalambous, MP for Southgate-Enfield; the General Secretary of AKEL and Managing Director of Parikiaki Newspaper, Bambos Charalambous; and the man in charge of Hellenic TV, Chris Fellas.
British-Cypriot songwriter and producer John Themis and Vangelis Polydorou, a finalist of The Voice UK 2016, both urged aid assistance to help the survivors rebuild their lives, following the national tragedy.
The talented singers within our community also added their voice to the cause with Giorgos Gerasimos, Elizabeth Chapman and Roger Grech solidly boosting the Radiothon, as they joined the three-hour Drive Time show, again demonstrating that it’s the collective community initiative that works.
All the money you donate will go towards those in need and affected by this tragedy.
Everyone at LGR thanks you for your tremendous support and help.
Those wishing to support London Greek Radio’s response to the Attica wildfires can do so with a donation at the Bank of Cyprus UK “Greece Disaster Fund”.
Bank of Cyprus UK
Account No: 22912211
Sort Code: 40 63 77
Reference: Greece Disaster Fund
Donations can be made as follows:-
>By cash or cheque at Bank of Cyprus UK, Southgate branch;
>Online using your Bank of Cyprus UK Online Banking;
>Online using internet banking with another bank.