Our volunteers have been extremely during the summer months and our ‘Nest’ has been very full. We were all incredibly moved when the day came for young Ioannis and his family to return home after staying with us since September 2015. I am very pleased to hear that he has settled very well and looks forward to going back to school. A huge thank you for your trust and support which make it all possible.
Nest guests (June-August):
Marilena, who stayed several times with us, after years of treatment following osteosarcoma of the jaw, has graduated from the University of Cyprus and is going to Leeds University for a Master’s degree, after yet another operation. The Charity in Cyprus and Alkionides UK will help with a scholarship.
Chrystalla who had treatment for ovarian cancer.
Pambos who returned for a check-up for an eye condition.
Elena for a thyroid operation.
Maroulla who has osteosarcoma of the leg and breast cancer.
Young Savvina observed by Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Nine-year-old Styliana who was admitted to King’s College Hospital and had an operation on her intestine.
Anthos with a serious eye condition.
Young Alexandros who was born with an eye abnormality.
Baby Karlos who was born with a syndrome that causes very special needs came to Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Konstantia, a mother of two very young children, who was afflicted with breast cancer as her mother before her and came for an operation.
Elena is now our long-term patient, waiting for a liver transplant so she can survive amyloidosis. Her brother and mother had the same genetic illness and had transplants.
In Birmingham our team cover hotel accommodation for returning amyloidosis patients and help with living expenses for Elena in London. They plan to thank Queen Elizabeth Hospital by providing necessary equipment.
The start of our sponsored walk, June 2016, outside the nest in Talbot square
Our garden party in Reading, August 2016
Our Young Alkionides group, Stavria, Eugenie and Marios climbed the 3-peaks challenge in 24 hours and raised over £2,000. The Windermere Hotel sponsored and organized the London sponsored walk this year on the 23rd of July which raised over £3500 and the Garden Luncheon in Reading on the 7th of August raised £1,200.
Forthcoming event:JOIN US FOR AMAZING FOOD AND MUSIC Sunday 25th September, 7.00 p.m.
Dinner/dance at St. Panteleimon Church Hall, Harrow. For more information: www.alkionides.org
Or call: 01189 472405 / 079 139 68639
Alkionides UK Committee:
Marie Parisinou-Nicholsby (President),
Tatiana der Avedissian (Vice-President),
Angelos Athanassiades (Treasurer),
Alan Nicholsby (Assistant-Treasurer),
Linda Kyriacou (Secretary),
and from Birmingham:
Helen Vasiliou and
Our Patrons: His Excellency the High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus and Child Psychologist Mrs Stella Kyriakides.
We sincerely like to express our gratitude to our great benefactors: The A. G. Leventis Foundation, Capital Group, The Heart Foundation and every volunteer who works for Alkionides UK without expecting anything in return.