Members of the Greek community together with philhellenes have shown spectacular support for Greece, helping The Hellenic Initiative (THI) Australia to raise more than $1.1 million through their One Greece 2017 national campaign.
Held over 10 days, more than 1,300 people attended events across five major Australian cities. T
he premier event was the sold-out Sydney gala dinner hosted on Friday 6 October at the Sydney Town Hall, where 650 guests were treated to a special performance by Greek singer Alkistis Protopsalti in her only Australian show.
Special international guest speakers included THI’s inaugural International Ambassador, Tatiana Blatnik, and co-founder of Boroume, Alexander Theodoridis.
“One Greece 2017 has been a fantastic representation of how the Greek Australian community across the country galvanises in support of the people of Greece,” said president of THI Australia, Nicholas Pappas AM.
THI Australia has announced that $500,000 of the One Greece 2017 proceeds will be committed to their Crisis Relief Program over the next three years, and will go towards providing care and medical support to children, aiding the homeless and vulnerable groups, and providing food and assistance to charities supporting people throughout Greece.