LARNACA - Larnaca’s Cyprus Aid Solidarity Concert will take place on Wednesday, May 29, and not on Monday, as reported in this week’s Cyprus Weekly.
It will be held in Phinikoudes, Larnaca, to raise food and supplies for needy families.
We would like to apologise for reporting the wrong date.
It is co-organised by the Larnaca municipalities of Aradippou, Athienou, Lefkaron, Livadion, Dromolaxias-Meneou and the Kiti Bishopric.
It follows a number of similar events including the Limassol Cyprus Aid concert on Wednesday night which collected around 160 tonnes of food and other supplies for needy families and was attended by around 25.000 people
A number of well-known artists from different musical backgrounds from Cyprus and Greece will perform on Phinikoudes beach from 6pm until late.
Aradippou Mayor Evangelos Evangelides said that “the aim of the concert is to offer help to all Larnaca citizens independent of whether they live in a municipality or community.”
Entrance to the all-day event will be free, but concert-goers are asked to make a contribution such as food, medicine or other basic items, which will be distributed to needy individuals, families and other groups.
At the Cyprus Aid solidarity concert in Paralimni that took place at the Ieras Mitropoleos Konstantias and Famagusta square, 200m³ of food was collected.
The concert was co-organised by the Konstantia Bishopric in collaboration with the Municipalities and Communities of the unoccupied Famagusta area.
The organisers said that the Charity Food Market will offer free food and basic necessities to approximately 500 families in the unoccupied Famagusta area, adding that “The number of families in need has doubled in the last two months and they mostly include families where both parents are unemployed.”
At the Limassol Cyprus Aid concert, approximately 5.000 boxes weighing 160 tonnes of food was collected. The collection of food and various necessities began at 10am and continued during the concert that began at 5pm, finishing just after midnight.
According to organisers more than 25,000 people attended the concert.