Art lottery and cocktail reception to fundraise for health and education programmes in Greece
Trafigura office in Athens, together with three of the most prominent Greek maritime companies Chartworld Shipping Corporation, Dynagas LTD and Oceangold Tankers, organized a charity cocktail reception on 18th April 2019, at the Blender Gallery, Athens, to fundraise in support of two major Greek charities: Elpida Youth and Together for Children.
Thanks to the generous donation of artwork from Greek artists, an art lottery event was organised during the event. Sponsors were invited to buy raffle tickets and have the opportunity to win the artworks that were exhibited at the cocktail reception.
The result of the art lottery was exceptional: Eur 440,000 Euros was collected, also including an important contribution of EUR 180,000 from the Trafigura Foundation. The funds will be equally divided and donated to the two charities to support critical action in the fields of health and education.
Elpida Youth will achieve the renovation of its Guest House that offers a welcoming accommodation and supportive environment to Greek families whose children are undergoing medical treatment at the “Mariana V. Vardinoyannis-Elpida” Children’s Oncological Unit.
Together for Children will purchase medical equipment for newborns at public hospitals in Northen Greece and will initiate a psychological program in support of children and families living in underprivileged areas of the country. Furthermore, the funding will also help to provide essential material to 28 schools in the remote region of Evros.
Faye Frangedis, Director at the Trafigura Maritime Ventures, said: “Charity work is part of our Company’s core values and we actively organize and participate with personal work in various initiatives with great pleasure. As individuals, we feel very proud that we can offer something to communities in need and we strongly believe that each one of us can make a [smaller or bigger] difference.”Expand / Collapse