#StandByGreece concert in Nicosia raises Euros 100,000

A charity concert held on Tuesday, in the municipal garden of Nicosia under the slogan #StandByGreece, raised Euros 100,000.

The concert aimed to raise funds for the reconstruction of infrastructure projects for children in the areas affected by the deadly blaze in Attica, Greece, which has claimed the lives of 85 people.

The concert saw popular Greek singer Antonis Remos and Greek Cypriot singer Anna Vissi joining forces with Cypriot bands Theo and Alex, OnTour, Cashiers (Band), Neon Knights, The Boots, and Fuse in the effort to raise funds.

In statements to CNA Volunteering and NGOs Commissioner Yiannis Yiannaki, who had placed the event under his aegis, said that the municipal garden was flooded by love and hundreds of people came to financially contribute to the restoration of infrastructure for children.

Every one, private companies, businesses, political parties and citizens contributed in the effort to support an infrastructure project for children in the areas affected by the fires in Greece, he added.

Replying to questions, he said no decision has been made as to where the funds will go, noting it is early days. We will check things out, look at infrastructure projects in the coming days because right now it is still very difficult to prioritise them, he noted.

The fundraising initiative continues until Friday and the Commissioner expressed his conviction that contributions will exceed Euros 100,000.

He also assured that in the interest of transparency the exact way in which the funds will be used will be announced.

A press release by the #StandByGreece organisers and the radiomarathon hosted by CyBC on Tuesday says that a great number of sms was received by listeners and companies have expressed their intention to contribute to the effort in various ways.

Many donations and offers by Cypriot companies operating in Greece were also made. Companies wishing to contribute or to announce any donation to the effort can send an email at donations@digitaltree.com.cy.

Tuesday’s fundraising events were organised and supported by all Cypriot media, including the Cyprus News Agency.

Source: Cyprus News Agency

#StandByGreece concert in Nicosia raises Euros 100,000

A charity concert held on Tuesday, in the municipal garden of Nicosia under the slogan #StandByGreece, raised Euros 100,000.

The concert aimed to raise funds for the reconstruction of infrastructure projects for children in the areas affected by the deadly blaze in Attica, Greece, which has claimed the lives of 85 people.

The concert saw popular Greek singer Antonis Remos and Greek Cypriot singer Anna Vissi joining forces with Cypriot bands Theo and Alex, OnTour, Cashiers (Band), Neon Knights, The Boots, and Fuse in the effort to raise funds.

In statements to CNA Volunteering and NGOs Commissioner Yiannis Yiannaki, who had placed the event under his aegis, said that the municipal garden was flooded by love and hundreds of people came to financially contribute to the restoration of infrastructure for children.

Every one, private companies, businesses, political parties and citizens contributed in the effort to support an infrastructure project for children in the areas affected by the fires in Greece, he added.

Replying to questions, he said no decision has been made as to where the funds will go, noting it is early days. We will check things out, look at infrastructure projects in the coming days because right now it is still very difficult to prioritise them, he noted.

The fundraising initiative continues until Friday and the Commissioner expressed his conviction that contributions will exceed Euros 100,000.

He also assured that in the interest of transparency the exact way in which the funds will be used will be announced.

A press release by the #StandByGreece organisers and the radiomarathon hosted by CyBC on Tuesday says that a great number of sms was received by listeners and companies have expressed their intention to contribute to the effort in various ways.

Many donations and offers by Cypriot companies operating in Greece were also made. Companies wishing to contribute or to announce any donation to the effort can send an email at donations@digitaltree.com.cy.

Tuesday’s fundraising events were organised and supported by all Cypriot media, including the Cyprus News Agency.

Source: Cyprus News Agency