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Alkionides charity president known for her generosity and dedication dies aged 64

georgia polyviou
Georgia Polyviou

Georgia Polyviou, president of Alkionides charity organisation, known for her generosity and dedication to service to others, died on Thursday, aged 64.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday, at the Constantinou and Eleni church in Nicosia.

Daughter of the late chairman of the Bank of Cyprus Solon Triantafyllides, Georgia was married to prominent Nicosia lawyer Polis Polyviou.  They had two children.

“The charity organisation Alkionides with huge sadness and pain announces that today it lost its president and soul of the association, Georgia Polyviou,” Alkionides said on its Facebook page.

“Georgiou dedicated her life to the selfless service to her fellow human beings. For the Alkionides family, her loss leaves a huge and unfillable gap,” it added.

The Cyprus Anti-cancer Association joined the tributes saying Georgia’s contribution had been enormous.

“The Anti-cancer Association and by extension cancer patients many times had the good fortune to get to know and to be aided by Georgia Polyviou through her charity work as president of Alkionides,” it said.

Born in 1957, Georgia studied economics and worked in insurance for many years.

She left her mark as a tireless volunteer for the Alkionides charity which she joined in 2000, becoming president in 2005.

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