It’s claimed that Melbourne has the third biggest Greek population of any city in the world (after Athens and Thessalonica). And here in Victoria we know only too well what it’s like to feel the impact of devastating fire.
More than 90 people died in the recent fires near Athens, with many injured and significant destruction of houses and property.
In Victoria we understand what that means, and with Melbourne’s strong Greek community we are well placed to make a difference.
ABC Radio Melbourne & Victoria is supporting the Australian Red Cross – Greek Fires Appeal to raise funds for the Hellenic Red Cross as it continues providing humanitarian support for people and communities affected by the Greek fires.
So often with tragic events like this you hear the news and wish you could do something to help. Well you can, and it’s easy.
On Wednesday 15th August we encourage you to tune in and donate generously.
We’ll celebrate that generosity with a very special live benefit broadcast from Melbourne’s Greek Centre on Wednesday evening. Hosted by The Friday Revue’s Richelle Hunt and Brian Nankervis.
The line-up includes music from The Philhellenes playing Rebetika, Tim Rogers, La Voce della Luna, Jessie Lloyd, Zourouna and special guests Mary Coustas, George Donikian, Komninos and Pi O.
We’d love to see you there.
You can help support Action for Athens by registering to come along to this special fundraising event or donating online and tuning in.
REGISTER TO ATTEND
DONATE TO THE APPEAL
Capacity is limited so event registrations will be confirmed via email. Entry is by donation to the Red Cross, so remember to bring plenty of folding cash.
Click here for more information on how you can support the ABC Drought Appeal