Summer 2011 Newsletter
Dear Members, Friends and Supporters of our Association,
We would like to say a big thank you to all those who in any way have helped and are continuing to give much needed support to our Association.
The list of some of our supporters is given on page "Thank to all our sponsors....) and gives some of the companies and individuals who have advertised in our souvenir brochure, made donations to our association and all those who in any way have helped us in carrying out our noble work in the community and beyond we sincerely offer our Thanks.
25th Anniversary Celebrations
We have marked our 25th Anniversary with a grand Dinner and Dance in which among the many dignitaries present were His Eminence Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain, The General Consul from Cyprus Embassy Mr George Georgiou, Councillors and Officers from Enfield council and many other representatives from Associations and Organisations, many Lefkarites with their families, Friends and supporters, who have all enjoyed a wonderful evening.
Our Chair welcomed and thanked everyone present and went on to mention the work our Association does and made a plea for our youth to come forward and join in our activities which are varied and interesting, as indeed anyone wishing to do voluntary work and wishing to help us to contact us.
Our Association does provide free help and advice on a private and confidential basis Every week. Advice on Health issues, ranging from Drugs, to employment etc
These sessions are on a one to one basis and advice and help is given completely free.
These sessions are held every Monday from 11 00.a.m. till 3.00. p.m. at Community House 311, Fore Street Edmonton N9 0PZ No appointment is necessary but if you do intend to come please ring 020 8351 1385
We are always in regular contact with professional people in the NHS and Social Services the Youth Service and Police, and we do get first hand information as to what our community needs to be updated on, and to be informed.
We were the First Association in our community to provide seminars around Educational matters, Drugs and Alcohol Abuse, and Gangs and Knife Crime.
The present economic climate has not helped us in securing more funds, but efforts are being made in securing funding for providing much needed promotion on issues such as Breast Cancer, and Prostate Cancer and Drugs awareness seminars
These are some of the issues identified by our advisers and consultants that need to reach the Cypriot Community in as far as prevention measures are concerned.
The Committee members have agreed that we need to raise awareness on these issues and other matters as they arise.
· Volunteers wanted.
Voluntary work is something that brings communities and people together and it gives pleasure in knowing that we have been able to assist people in their hour of need.
The committee is making efforts in securing a small building for our youth and the elderly, to meet for a chat and a coffee, to enable our Association to carry its voluntary work from a secure base. We would like to promote our Village the Culture and Tradition of Lefkara and the Lefkara Lace making, will be something that we may consider in promoting teaching this century old craft to our youth.
It has always been the wish of Our Association for a Football team to be set up pending some sponsorship and if you like to sponsor our team please contact us. We have the players who will be more than proud to play for a Lefkara Football Team here in England.
We would like to hear your views and our Association is always interesting in receiving your views and ideas.
Please feel free to talk to us and let us know how best our Association can respond to the needs of the community and our area in Lefkara.
Lefkara Village promotion through yet another website.
We have teamed up with Popi Papazoglou from Travel iPod and she has been encouraged to promote our Village on her much acclaimed website. If you type Picturesque Village Lefkara Church and or picturesque village Lefkara you will see the marvellous work she has done as she does visit Lefkara on regular basis since 2008 although she now lives in Greece. (She is not a Lefkarites but she does love our village) If you have a story around Lefkara or a family event please send it to us and we will include it on our website.
v Lefkara Festival
If you are in Cyprus in August please make every effort to attend the Lefkara Festival
The Festival this year will commence on 11th August and will last until 17th August 2011
The programme will include among other activities the Lefkariki Night (Λευκαρίτικη Βραδυά)
Theatre Play by The Lefkara Theatre Group, Music and songs by the Lefkara Choir and our own Costas Hadjichristodoulou.
On the 14th August there will be a special church service at the Church of the Holy Cross in Lefkara for those who have fallen during the 1974 Turkish Invasion of Cyprus as well as for those who have lost their lives during the July 11th tragedy in Mari Cyprus.
The official programme will be out soon and more information can be obtained from the Lefkara Municipality Offices Tel 00357 2434 2822.
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Chair: George Savva M.B.E. Community House, Room 4. 311, Fore Street, London N9 0PZ Tel: 020 8807 7824
fax: 020 8379 3417 email: email@example.com website: www.lefkaraassociation.org.uk
Secretary: Anna Assitzoglou Tel: 020 8446 0117 Treasurer: Nicos Karous: 020 8343 0715
Committee Members: Kate Kosmas, Charis Kosmas, Michael Koutas Nina Makkofaidou, Varnavas Varnavides, Michael.Kossifos, Helen Loizou, Chris Loizou, , Anna Kounis, Nitsa Karous, Chrysanthi Yapanis, Chryso Phyrilla.
Lefkara Association of Great Britain Register ed Charity number 295494
Lefkara Association of Great Britain Registered Charity number 295494
Thursday September 15 at 7.00p.m. At Karpasiana Restaurant 14 Westerham Avenue N9 0PZ the Mayor of Enfield Cllr Christiana During is holding a fundraising Greek Evening with live Greek Music and plenty of food.
Please get your tickets early which are at £35.00 each/
Phone the Mayor’s Secretary Rhoda Αldridge on 020 8379 4119 or George on 020 8351 1385
Την Πέμπτην 15ην Σεπτεβρίου και ωραν 7.00 μ.μ, διοργανώνετε φιλανθρωπική Ελληνική Βραδυά από την Δήμαρχον του Ενφιλτ Χριστιάνα Ντούρινκ στο εστιατόρια Καρπασιάνα 14 WesterhamAvenueN9 0PZ Θα υπάρχη ζωντανή Ελληνική Μουσική και τραγούδια και άφθονο φαγητό.
Για εισητήρiα που στοιχίζουν £35.00 μπορείτε να τα προμηθευθήτε από το γραφείο της δημάρχου στο 020 8379 4119 η 020 8351 1385