first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A group of Hellenic women’s organisations have banded together to help their compatriots in debt-ridden Greece. So far seven Greek-Australian organisations have been working to send direct contributions toward communities in Greece. The money is aimed at helping neglected children, needy families and the abandoned elderly. One of the organisations currently at the forefront of the fundraising campaigns is the Sydney Hellenic Lyceum (Lykion ton Ellinidon). Marina Efthimiou, Vice President of the Hellenic Lyceum (Lykion ton Ellinidon) of Sydney is hoping to raise half a million dollars, as she explained to reporter Linda Mottram during the ABC radio show, Mornings. Asked about all the negative headlines hurting Greece’s international image, Hellenic Lyceum Vice President Marina Efthimiou referred to the new motto of Hellenic Women of Sydney: “Recollect, Redeliver, Redistribute” which refers to their upcoming visit to Greece. The Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney was the first accredited branch of the Hellenic Lyceum outside of Greece. It was also the first Greek women’s association to be established in Australia and began in 1951 under the guidance of its founder, Angelo Gooma. The Sydney Hellenic Lyceum is a branch of the Hellenic Lyceum Athens which is a member of the International Association of the Lyceums with its headquarters in Geneva.last_img read more