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The Skyros Island Support Fund . . .

Support Fund raised over €27,000 and fuel is now regularly being delivered to schools, clinics and nursing homes ...

On Thursday 21st March 2013, sat before steaming cups of coffee and humming computers, the Skyros team sent out a newsletter announcing the new Skyros Island Support Fund – a charitable fundraising initiative with the specific aim of raising €20,000 for heating Skyros island's schools, clinic and nursing home during the winter of 2013 / 2014. This was established due to lack of funds as Greek government subsidies for the purpose had dried up.

Due to your generosity, we were delighted to announce that we, not only reached our target, but surpassed it too. The total raised was €27,018.41! We were delighted to confirm that on Monday the 11th of November 2013, the first instalment of fuel was delivered to the five schools on the island. This includes the nurseries and the primary and secondary schools. This cost a total of €5.090,40, leaving the fund still with €21,928.01. The next fuel delivery was January 2014 and fuel has ever since been regularly delivered.

Fuel for the nursing home and clinic was delivered soon after and then essential supplies worth over €10,000 for the local hospital. Since, we have been working closely with the local community to ensure that all funds raised go directly to where they are needed most, and that prices obtained ensure the funds go as far as possible.

Overwhelmed (in a good way) with your response, we would like to to say a massive efharistó (thank you) to everyone who contributed. You have truly helped make a difference for so many islanders over the past winters and our fingers are crossed for another life changing season for the Skyrians, 2015.