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Dedicated to promoting Anglo-Greek understanding and friendship, through charitable and cultural work.
BOOKING OPEN FOR OUR NEXT CULTURAL EVENT
Thursday 15 November 2018, 7pm
Anastasios P. Leventis, CBE
Climate change, biodiversity and the need for action in today's Hellenic world
The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS
This presentation leads into a discussion on climate change, its effects on the natural world and on human society, by tracing how natural climate events have affected the world in history. It follows by explaining how human dominance of the planet has led to an unprecedented and aggressive form of global warming signalling change and disruption which include biodiversity loss, all of which pose serious threats to human society. The Mediterranean basin and Middle East are among the areas most at risk and the presentation concludes by assessing how Greece and Cyprus are responding to the challenge.
Anastasios P. Leventis is chairman of the A.G.Leventis Foundation. This talk will be a fund-raising event for Elliniki Etairia: Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage.
Free entry; booking essential: click here.
ATTICA FIRES APPEAL 2018 RAISES £10,000
On 29 July, the Anglo-Hellenic League launched an appeal to its members and supporters to
contribute funds to help communities affected by the devastating wildfires in East Attica,
The League has worked closely with Desmos, a not-for-profit organization based in Athens,
which acts as an intermediary between donors and charitable organisations in need,
supporting a range of causes and vulnerable groups, including emergency response and
We are pleased to announce that, thanks to the generosity of our members and supporters,
the League will make a grant of £10,000 (= €11,200 approx.) to help the affected
communities. The League expresses its gratitude to all who have contributed so generously
to this appeal.
With this help from the League, Desmos is planning the reconstruction and renovation of four
playgrounds and three adjacent basketball courts in Mati and Neos Voutzas, at the heart of
the area most severely afflicted. These playgrounds have either been completely destroyed or
have been rendered unusable by the tragic fires.
Playgrounds in public spaces provide vital places for children to meet, play, interact, exercise,
and develop a wide range of skills in safe and controlled conditions. With children at their
centre, neighbourhoods and communities can form and bond. Against an extensive backdrop
of burnt trees and houses, the Marathon communities are in immediate need of these positive
elements, manifested in safe and beautiful spaces where children, families and communities
John Kittmer, Chair of the Anglo-Hellenic League, said:
“The many friends of Greece in the UK were profoundly shocked by the summer fires in Attica.
Our successful appeal will make a difference to the lives of those affected. I am very grateful
to our members and supporters for their generous contributions. Solidarity between British
and Greek people remains strong.”
Alexia Katsaounis President of Desmos, said:
"We would like to congratulate the Anglo-Hellenic League's swift response to the East Attica
emergency and we are deeply honoured by its choice to entrust Desmos for a truly
impactful project. The reconstruction of the fire-afflicted area's playgrounds will create a
positive narrative of regeneration at the heart of this tragedy.”
31 October 2018
AGM 2018 - Draft minutes
An Annual General Meeting of the League was held on 14 June 2018. Draft minutes are attached for the perusal of those members who attended. If you were present at the AGM and have comments on the draft, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 December 2018.
Albania Overboard: Albania to Corfu Swim 2018
The League is supporting the third Albania to Corfu Swim, which took place on 8 September 2018. The swimmers are raising money, through the League, for ‘The Smile of the Child’, a registered Greek Charity. With ten ‘houses’ across Greece, ‘The Smile of the Child’ has, in its 25-year history, helped over 1.3m children recover from the effects of violence, health problems and extreme poverty, as well as spearheading countless missing children's campaigns.
The appeal closed on 31 October. We shall announce shortly how much money was raised.