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Annual fund-raising Radiomarathon for those with special needs

A volunteer collecting money for the annual Radiomarathon

The Radiomarathon is the “greatest manifestation of love and humanity” which supports children with special needs, deputy government spokeswoman Niovi Parissinou said on Monday, the first of the two-day fundraiser at major traffic junctions across the island.

Saying that even the smallest donation is important, Parissinou submitted her contribution to this year’s Radiomarathon and expressed the state’s support for the charity.

She said the charity has become an institution that for years has supported people with special needs.

Parisinou also thanked the charity, the volunteers and all the supporters of the Radiomarathon’s work.

Education Minister Prodromos Prodromou and Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides also submitted their donations on Monday at the CNP Cyprialife head offices, who have been sponsoring the event since 2019, after the closure of Co-operative Bank.

Between 1990 and 2020, Radiomarathon offered almost €40 million to its beneficiaries for various services, including the purchase of wheelchairs, and medical treatment in Cyprus and abroad.

Radiomarathon foundation is registered as a legal entity with First Lady Andri Anastasiades as chairwoman. It aims to provide financial assistance to beneficiaries for medical, pharmaceutical or technical intervention, for scientific research, for seminars or other group activities. The charity also provides financial assistance directly or indirectly that promotes the well-being of the beneficiaries.

The term “Children with special needs” includes persons under 18 with physical disabilities, or any persons with intellectual disabilities regardless of their age.

The public can make a contribution using the IBAN CY61018000010000200100398462 of the Rathiomarathonios bank account at Eurobank Cyprus Ltd, or the IBAN CY340050014300014301G4372502 at the Radiomarathonios account at the Hellenic Bank Ltd or though JCC.

Contributions can be donated by SMS to 7060. Send RM 1 for €1, RM 3 for €3 and RM 5 for a €5 contribution.

Donations can also be made to Radiomarathon any time of the year through their website




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