Greek community raises $85,000 for St Elesa Food Initiative in Kogarah


More than $85,000 was raised for the St Elesa Food Initiative during a Fundraising Dinner which took place on Friday, May 10 at The Grand Roxy in Brighton-Le-Sands, Sydney.

The sold-out event saw an impressive turnout of more than 300 guests, including Bishop Christodoulos of Magnesia, parish priest Father Athanasios Giatsios, other clergy and esteemed guests.

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*All photos by Marianthi Karadoukas / MK Creative Photography and Design

Bishop Christodoulos expressed heartfelt gratitude to the sponsors and donors for their unwavering support of the St Elesa Food Initiative. He conveyed the blessings of Archbishop Makarios of Australia, setting a gracious tone for the evening.

Daniel Propoggia, a dedicated St Elesa volunteer, also spoke at the event, sharing his meaningful experiences of serving the vulnerable members of the community.

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In a special acknowledgment, appreciation was extended to Elias Stefadouros from Olympia Marble for donating a beautiful mosaic of Our Lady of Myrtles, which was a highlight of the evening’s raffle.

The success of the event was largely due to the efforts of the hardworking Kogarah Philoptochos, who meticulously organised the dinner.

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The evening was enlivened by the witty and entertaining Master of Ceremonies, Peter Panagiotopoulos. Marianthi Karadoukas was thanked for her exceptional photography, capturing the best moments of the night, while DJ Valantis and Tasso Bouzouki provided musical entertainment. A special mention went to Zoe Alysandratos for her stunning St Elesa cake masterpiece, which was cut during the night.

*All photos by Marianthi Karadoukas / MK Creative Photography and Design




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