A generous donation of $20,300 has been made to Greek charity Hamogelo Tou Paidiou (Smile of the Child) thanks to the philanthropy shown by members of Melbourne’s Greek Australian community.

The funds were raised through a charity event organised by Betty Athanasakis and Mary Taktikou.

Held last month at the Pan-Laconian Brotherhood, more than 250 people showed their generosity in attending the event.

The money transfer was made electronically on Wednesday 30 December, 2015, and will go a long way towards helping to strengthen the organisation in its endeavour to provide care and support services to underprivileged children.

The third charity event to be organised by the pair, following the overwhelming response, both Ms Athanasakis and Ms Taktikou have said they would like to make the charity event a staple on the community’s calendar, preparing to host it annually.