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Dedicated to promoting Anglo-Greek understanding and friendship, through charitable and cultural work.
The League raises funds actively in support of its two charitable objects (see 'About us'). The sources of our funding include: sponsorship, grants from awarding bodies, subscriptions paid voluntarily by our members, and donations raised through our cultural programme and special events. Funds raised enable us to carry out our programme of cultural activities and to fund action to promote knowledge of Greece and to combat poverty and hardship.
In recent years, the League has raised:
As we are a charity registered in England and Wales, UK taxpayers can make tax-efficient donations to us through the Gift Aid scheme.
We are keen to continue and, where possible, expand our charitable efforts, both to maintain our own cultural programme and to support other relevant causes. If you wish to donate directly to the League by PayPal, please click on the 'Donate' button on our home page; if you wish to donate by other means and make a Gift Aid declaration, please contact our Treasurer on firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Carras, League Treasurer (L), and John Kittmer, League Chair (R), take possession of funds raised for the Greek disability charity ELEPAP, at the Runciman Award Ceremony 2018.
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Albania Overboard: Albania to Corfu Swim 2018
The League supported the third Albania to Corfu Swim, which took place on 8 September 2018. The Swim raised £33,136.67 through the League, all of which was granted to The Smile of the Child, a registered Greek Charity. Congratulations to all who took part and many thanks to all those who supported the Swim through their donations.
Fires in Attica
On 29 July 2018, the League launched an appeal to raise funds for relief of those affected by the summer's devastating fires in 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 recovery operations.
Thanks to the generosity of our members and supporters,the League made a grant of £10,000 to Desmos, to help the affected communities. The League expresses its gratitude to all who contributed so generously to this appeal.
With this help from the League, Desmos is planning the reconstruction and renovation of fourplaygrounds and three adjacent basketball courts in Mati and Neos Voutzas, at the heart ofthe area most severely afflicted. These playgrounds have either been completely destroyed orhave 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 theircentre, neighbourhoods and communities can form and bond. Against an extensive backdropof burnt trees and houses, the Marathon communities are in immediate need of these positiveelements, manifested in safe and beautiful spaces where children, families and communities can heal.