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ENERGY BOOST FOOD PACAKAGES PREPARED AND DELIVERED TO ALL PUBLIC HOSPITALS IN CYPRUS REPORTED BY AN1

SIX THOUSAND CARE PACKS DELIVERED TO THE NHS HEROES WORKING AT THE ROYAL LONDON HOSPITAL

Thursday, 7th May 2020 The Yianis Christdoulou Foundation, combined with industry contacts across the hospitality sector to create and deliver 6000 individual care packs for the NHS staff at The Royal London Hospital Whitechapel London.

 

The contents of the care packs were agreed with the hospital such as energy releasing snacks, drinks for hydration, as well as fresh fruit for a nutritional boost.

 

John Christodoulou, founder of the Foundation said “Mine and The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’s principles are built on helping others and allowing them to fulfil their potential.  The only way in my eyes that the brave and heroic NHS can fulfil their potential of helping others, is if they are supplied with what they most need”.

 

The 20 pallets of care packs a total of 6000 were delivered by the Foundations Ambassador Eleni C, winner of the International Music Festival for the UK as well as being opening act for huge names such as Fleur East, Alesha Dixon, Foxes, Stooshe, Little Boots and Becky Hill was on hand to help.

HEARTWARMING MESSAGES OF THANKS FOR THE UK CYPRIOT COMMUNITY FOR FOOD PACKAGES

Heartwarming selection of messages from the UK Cypriot community who received their food packages that was sponsored by The Yianis Christodoulou Foundations. 

THANK YOU CYPRUS HEALTHCARE WORKERS ! LABOUR DAY 2020

Thank you to all the health workers of the nine public hospitals in Cyprus for fighting against COVID-19.

NICOSIA HEALTHCARE HEROES THANKS

Many thanks to the healthcare heroes from the General Hospital of Nicosia, Cyprus for sending us these great pictures. Along with a thank you message 'efxaristoume!' for their snack bags provided by the Foundation as part of its intiative for Labour Day.

MISSION COMPLETED ! SNACK BAGS DELIVERED TO CYPRUS PUBLIC HOSPITALS

The distribution of 6,107 thank-you-snack-bags to all health professionals and workers of all 9 public hospitals in Cyprus, was completed today with great success, on the occasion of the labour day celebrations.

We are very proud with the speed of distributing all thank-you-bags in just 3 days to all the public hospitals in Cyprus. We have started on Tuesday 28th of April from Poli Chrysoxous, to Paphos General Hospital and then to Limassol General Hospital. On Wednesday 29th we started with Ammohostos Hospital, Larnaca, the Psychiatric Unit and then reaching out to Kyperounda – Troodos Hospital. Our last stop was today, Thursday 30th of April at the General Hospital of Nicosia, as well as at Makarios Hospital.

The initiative was inspired by Mr John Christodoulou, the founder of the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation, who wishes to express his appreciation to all members of the medical community, who put their personal health, and their families’, at risk in order to overcome these challenging times experienced by all the nations globally. 

This sweet gesture was warmly embraced by the medical community, members of which expressed their deepest gratitude towards the YCF and especially towards Mr John Christodoulou and highlighted that this gesture is a constructive way to reward the front-line medical team. Finally, they added that they hope for the future support by Mr John Christodoulou, knowing well his generosity and his altruistic nature.

Mr John Christodoulou as well as all the members of Yianis Christodoulou Foundation send their special thanks to LaikoCosmos Trading for their collaboration and professionalism following the safety measures to prepare thousands of bags in a very short time. Additionally, warm thanks are directed to the Nursing Branches of PASYDY Trade Union for their cooperation.

The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation usually supports children and young people in need to reach their full potential, improve their livelihoods, and upgrade the teaching and learning environment through various projects. The Foundation could not have stayed untouched by helping others in these difficult times.

FOOD PACKAGES DELIVERED TO UK CYPRIOTS IN NEED

Batches of food packages were prepared and delivered to UK Cypriots in need by The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation generously covered all the costs of this initiative.

FOUNDATION'S CYPRUS TEAM SUPPORTING CYPRUS HEALTH HEROES IN ALL PUBLIC HOSPITALS BY PROVIDING FOOD PACKAGES

Great work in Cyprus from the Foundation's Cyprus team providing 'many thanks' food packages to the 6,107 first line health professionals (nurses, doctors, assistance staff) working in all 9 public hospitals.

 

A thank you package from the heart to you our heroes.

 

THANK YOU !

Μείνε σπίτι και σώσε ζωές

Ελπίζω να είστε όλοι ασφαλείς και υγιείς σε αυτή τη δύσκολη εποχή. Θα είμαστε σύντομα όλοι νικητές!

THE FOUNDATION SUPPLIES FOOD PACKAGES TO THE UK'S CYPRIOT VULNERABLE & THE ELDERLY

The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation stands by the Cypriot Community in the UK offering food packages to people in need of support such as the vulnerable and the elderly.  We are happy to help our community, we have already lost around 150 Cypriots living in the UK alone - a large number of its members - by the COVID-19 virus.

In the video below Christos Karaolis President of the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK speaks about supporting our community to get through covid 19.

This shall pass and we’ll prevail once more. Patience and strength to all!

 

If you require assistance or can volunteer contact the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK on 020 8445 9999 or email enquires@cypriotfederation.org.uk

Listen to John Christodoulou of The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation explain to London Greek Radio explaining how the foundation is supporting an amazing initiative to provide FREE food packages to those most in need, standing by the Cypriot Community in the UK.

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THANK YOU, NHS!

We would like to say a big thank you to all the NHS staff. To ALL NHS employees.

Once again thank you from the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation!

COVID-19 - WORKING TOGETHER TO BEAT THIS INVISIBLE ENEMY!

We believe that together we can make a greater impact during this hard time we are all facing. Here is a message from John Christodoulou, Mark noble, Bobby Zamora, Ryan Burnett, David Coulthard, Stravos Flatley, Tony Bellew, Rob Lee and Declan Rice on behalf of the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation. We hope you're all staying safe and healthy in this challenging time. We will all be winners soon!

John Christodoulou, Founder of the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation

Mark Noble, Professional

Football Player

Bobby Zamora, Ex Professional

Football Player

Ryan Burnett, Ex Professional Boxer

David Coulthard, Ex former Formula

One racing driver

Stravos Flatley, Britain's Got Talent Finale

Tony Bellew, Ex Professional Boxer

Rob Lee, Ex Professional Football Player

Declan Rice, Professional Football Player

Dawn Ward

Reality TV Star

Antri Karantoni

Presenter

Nicole Barber-Lane

Actress

#InThisTogether

 

COMPLETION OF 4 PROJECTS IN CYPRUS BY THE 'YIANIS CHRISTODOULOU FOUNDATION' - SHORT VISIT BY MR JOHN (YIANIS) CHRISTODOULOU

The Founder of the 'Yianis Christodoulou Foundation-YCF', Mr John Christodoulou visited three schools in Cyprus along with the Larnaca Children's Home in order to oversee the development, as well as the completion and delivery of a series of school projects, which the YCF actively supports with regards to infrastructure and equipment, aiming to ensure safe and decent educational and living conditions for pupils and children.

Specifically, on Wednesday, February 26th, Mr Christodoulou attended a modest ceremony held at the 3rd Primary School of Makedonitissa, as part of the environment and trees celebration event organized by the school, as the foundation contributed to the construction of a sunshade for the needs of the students of the school unit. The project was implemented with the prize of €5,000 which was awarded to the school for its 2nd place in a competition for the best Christmas card held by the institution.

3RD MAKEDONITISSA PRIMARY SCHOOL - CEREMONY

Additionally, Mr. Christodoulou visited the A’ Paliometocho Primary School, where students and teachers welcomed him with traditional songs and Lent customs. The school completed the construction of a shed that connects the main building with the school’s canteen, using the €10,000 prize for winning 1st place in the Christmas card competition. The ceremony was characterized by joy, sentiment and excitement.

A' PALIOMETOCHO PRIMARY SCHOOL

Mr Christodoulou also attended a short ceremony at the Pallouriotissa High School’s Multipurpose Sports Centre. Τhe 'Yianis Christodoulou Foundation' covered the cost of replacing the stands’ seats, with the ultimate goal of promoting the foundation's vision for a better world filled with healthy young people who focus on the meaning of athleticism and virtue.

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL SPORTS CENTRE PALOURIOTISSA LYCEUM

Finally, on Thursday, February 27th, Mr Christodoulou visited Larnaca’s Children Home in Livadia, where the YCF covered the purchase of equipment and furniture for the renovated children's home. During the welcoming ceremony, the children from Larnaca’s SISTEMA CYPRUS Music Program demonstrated, through their performance, that access to music education is a right for all children. It is noted that the foundation has covered the cost of 18 string instruments for the SISTEMA CYPRUS orchestra.

 

The 'Yianis Christodoulou Foundation' has been active in Cyprus for a long time, organizing a large number of activities and providing initiatives aimed at supporting children and young individuals in order to develop their personal skills and talents. At the same time, the foundation has already completed a number of school projects in collaboration with public services and local authorities with the aim of upgrading the students' learning environment, improving the education provided and developing students' creativity.

It is worth nothing that the YCF has organized a Pancyprian Competition, among public special schools entitled ‘Helping Children – HANDS UP FOR ALL’ with prizes of total value of €17.000. The aim of the YCF is to promote the creativity of children with special abilities and to upgrade their schools’ premises. The results are due in the next month.

In conclusion, it is worth mentioning that Mr Christodoulou has set as a life goal the empowerment of children and young individuals by providing better living circumstances and access to complete educational programmes, as well as offering opportunities to enrich their experiences, knowledge and skills, so that they can be able to dream and shine.

Within 2020, a variety of activities, projects and initiatives of the Foundation will be implemented in Cyprus, which will be part of the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’s consistent vision, which focuses on children and young individuals in need of immediate assistance and support.

LARNCA CHILDREN'S HOUSE-PEDIKI STEYI LARNACAS

FOOTBALL KIT SPONSORSHIP FOR ODYSSEUS FC

We're delighted to announce the proud sponsorship of the football kit for Odysseus FC.

The sponsorship allowed the purchasing of a brand new blue kit for the entire team.

PANCYPRIAN COMPETITION 'HELPING CHILDREN HANDS UP FOR ALL'

The ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ announces the launching of the Pancyprian Competition for Special Schools, entitled ‘HELPING CHILDREN – HANDS UP FOR ALL’. The Competition is open to students (children) attending Public Special Schools in CYPRUS. Participating Special Schools will select and send by email no later than FRIDAY the 28th of FEBRUARY 2020 as many participations as they want provided that they comply with the regulations of the competition together with their school’s ‘Proposal for utilising the prize’.

 

The main objective of the competition is the provision of opportunities for creativity for children with special needs through creative art and design, like art (drawing, collage, 3d modeling etc.), literature (poems, stories etc), music (song writing, and/or creation of a short film. With the slogan HANDS UP FOR ALL (both in English and Greek), all designs to be submitted will have to promote the universal values of equality, love, respect, dignity, help, friendship, but also of the right for ensuring the right for equal opportunities and access to education for all children regardless of their needs.

The competition "Helping Children - HANDS UP FOR ALL/ HIGH FIVE FOR ALL " has 3 prizes which will be awarded as follows:

 

  • 1st Prize €10.000

  • 2nd Prize €5.000

  • 3rd Prize €2.000

 

The prize will be used for the implementation of projects in special schools (e.g. infrastructure, renovation, purchase of equipment), based on the approval of the proposal to be submitted together with the participation. Each proposal will be discussed and amended, if necessary, in consultation with all the schools’ stakeholders, including the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, Directorate of Primary Education, Technical Services etc. and will be implemented once all approvals have been issued. The proposal can be modified if needed. The Competition is approved by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture.

 #DearYianisThisChristmas LUCKY WINNERS !

PRESS RELEASE

 

'Yianis Christodoulou Foundation': The lucky winners of the #DearYianisThisChristmas initiative

 

During this festive season, ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ - through the #DearYianisThisChristmas initiative - decided to give a rest to Santa Claus, by sharing laughter, love and plenty of hugs with six children who requested to spend the Christmas holidays with their loved ones who live abroad.

More specifically, Theofano, Katelin, Margarita, Efraim, Philippos and Orestis are the children for whom ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ borrowed Santa Claus’ slate and transferred to Cyprus the longed members of their family, aiming, thus, to complete their family warmness and help start the new year with the brightest smile on their faces. As a result, Theofano spent the holidays with her grandparents from Greece, Katelin with her cousins who have come from the UK, Margarita with her grandparents who live in Bulgaria, Efraim with his brother who works in Spain and Orestis with his dad who works in Greece. All winners had the opportunity to meet with the Founder, Mr Christodoulou, last week to exchange wishes.

 

With this initiative, the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation aims to highlight the meaning of support, love and care for this Christmas, while giving happiness to families in Cyprus that are in need.

It is worth noting that at the centre of all actions of the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation are the children and youngsters who are in need of help and support.

 

Its Founder, Mr John Christodoulou, envisions through the Foundation to create a better world with a prosperous future for the children and his life mission is to support their overall needs, in order to grow up in an environment full of prospects, harmony, peace and health. After all, Mr Christodoulou strongly believes that through empowering the children and young people, a better future is encouraged for all of us.

With the completion of the #DearYianisThisChristmas initiative, the foundation bid farewell to the year by setting the bar of solidarity to a higher level, aiming to grant the new year with more love and meaning of fellowship.

For more information regarding the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation you can visit the official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/YCFoundationCy/ or the official website of the ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ https://www.yianischristodouloufoundation.com/

The lucky winners of the #DearYianisThisChristmas initiative

 

The winners journeys !

 

WIN THE CHANCE TO SPEND THIS FESTIVE SEASON IN CYPRUS

WITH YOUR LOVED ONES WHO LIVE IN CYPRUS!

Are you aged 6 -18 yrs. old & you’d like to spend this Christmas with family members who live abroad in cyprus, but financial difficulties prevent you from travelling to Cyprus? 


We can make your Christmas dream come true! All you have to do, after you get your legal guardian’s consent, is to:

 

1. Like this post on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YCFoundationCy/photos/a.105098387613557/110530713736991/?type=3&theater

or this post on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B42JvO-Dtvz/


2. Comment with the hashtag #DearYianisThisChristmas


3. Fill-out and submit the form with the help of your legal guardian, by clicking here http://bit.ly/2O6yP5K


Five winning participants will have the chance to spend this festive season in Cyprus with their loved-ones who live abroad.

YIANIS CHRISTODOULOU FOUNDATION CELEBRATES THE

1ST ANNIVERSARY OF CANARY WHARF FOOTBALL ACADEMY

The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation took part in the 1st Anniversary celebrations of Canary Wharf Football Academy held at the Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel, on Sunday 3rd November 2019.

Over 100 people were in attendance to hear Foysol Ali (Founder) talk about the CWFA, how it originated and its aims and visions for the future.

 

Televised messages of support from Bobby Zamora, Jack Wilshere, Declan Rice, and Jamie Day the Bangladesh Coach were shown to the audience.  A football shirt signed by all the West Ham players was amongst some of the items donated on the day.

 

All the children received healthy lunch box meals and modelled their football kits from its sponsors and our Charity Administrator, Angela Hunt handed out medals to the children, parents, and other sponsors involved with the Academy.  YCF was also proud to receive an award for Sponsorship 2019.

 

A true community feel event and many thanks to all who contributed to make this day a success!

HIS SERENE HIGHNESS PRINCE ALBERT II OF MONACO ALONGSIDE YCF'S FOUNDER JOHN CHRISTODOULOU

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco alongside YCF’s founder John Christodoulou at the 40th Anniversary of Monaco Aide et Présence. Funds were being raised to help fund projects in 15 countries.

NEW PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT INSTALLED AT THE

STEPHEN HAWKING SCHOOL

The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation is delighted to show the new bespoke playground equipment purchased by the Foundation which was installed at the School in time for the start of the new Autumn term.

The items supplied were a Sensory Forest Hut on new artificial grass surfacing, in which the children can play and hide and view different colours, a new nest swing, mounted switch chimes and music drum table, a magnetic water wall and ball chute stand for water play and freestanding water and sand tables.

In line with the Foundation’s mission, all the children now have a safe and inclusive playground which all can enjoy and benefit from for many years to come.

Chris Christou, Trustee YCF  & Angela Hunt, Foundation Administrator, view the new

equipment with Lisa Payne, Business Manager at Stephen Hawking School.

NEW MUSIC ROOM AT NOAH'S ARK CHILDREN'S HOSPICE

The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation is pleased to announce that it has fully funded the costs of musical instruments for the newly-opened Music Room at Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice. Noah’s Ark supports children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families across north and central London and has just finished building The Ark, a new specialist children’s hospice building for the area. Music Therapy is an integral part of Noah’s Ark’s care and can have transformative impacts on the everyday lives of seriously unwell children and their families.

 

Many children supported by Noah’s Ark have profound disabilities and are often not able to communicate verbally. Through Music Therapy, these children are encouraged to develop new and exciting ways to engage and communicate with those around them. Having a dedicated space for Music Therapy in The Ark will present even more opportunities for socialising and musical participation. Notably, it will enable the delivery of regular Group Music Therapy sessions which will provide invaluable occasions for seriously unwell children to socialise and connect with each other in an inspiring and safe environment.

Picture taken by Gareth Gardner

WORK STARTS ON STEPHEN HAWKING SCHOOL PLAYGROUND!

The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation will be supplying playground equipment after the renovation of the Stephen Hawking School playground. The school is dedicated to raising the standard of educational achievement for children between the ages of two and 11 years with severe or profound learning difficulties.

This project is aimed to give the children the best experience at school, so that they can achieve their full potential and become respected and active members of the local community.

The works have officially begun and we cannot wait to see the end result!

SPECIALIZED WHEELCHAIRS SPONSORSHIPS IN COLLABORATION WITH VARIETY, THE CHILDREN'S CHARITY

In collaboration with Variety, the Children's Charity , we sponsored 2 specialized wheelchairs for two young girls, Hope & Isabelle. John Christodoulou founder of the YCF gave a few words on the day about the importance of working together in order to help children.

 

We also had the delights of Ex Pro football players Bobby Zamora & Rob Lee who also came to show their support on the day. It was an absolutely rewarding evening and all those present left wanting to give more.

 

A special thanks to those who came on the day, as well as Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel who supported us in making this day possible. Helping Children, that’s our motto!

CANARY WHARF FOOTBALL ACADEMY

FOOTBALL KIT SPONSORED

We were delighted to sponsor the Canary Wharf Football Academy with a new football kit. John Christodoulou, founder of the YCF presented the new kit to the team at the Cyril Jackson Primary School. The team also had the opportunity to be trained by Ex Pro Bobby Zamora & Rob Lee as well as Football escapes. Bobby Zamora & Rob Lee also shared their words of wisdom to the team on how to achieve their dreams. Thank you to Cyril Jackson Primary School and all those who made this day possible! It was an overall success and we can’t contain our joy!

THE NEW INITIATIVE  FOR THE UPGRADE OF THE BASKETBALL COURT OF THE ALETHIRKO PRIMARY SCHOOL

Based on the aims of the  ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’  for the provision of better learning opportunities as well as safe facilities for children in school, the Foundation has covered the cost of upgrading the outdoor facilities of the basket-ball court of Alethriko Primary School with the installation of a special outdoor tartan (multi-sport flooring). The court is used extensively for the Gymnastic lessons of the students, for other outdoor activities of the Optional All Day School and Summer School, and for the children’s’ recreation during break time.  The opening was organised on the 4th of April 2019 in the presence of the Founder of the YCF. The whole ceremony was devoted to Stavros Giorgalli, the 10 year old boy who lost his life after an injury while playing basket-ball at the school.

SPONSORED PUPPY, YIANIS SECOND UPDATE 12 MONTHS - APRIL 2019

HEARING FOR DOGS FOR DEAF PEOPLE

Yianis has just had his first birthday on 4th April and is growing into a handsome boy! He's now been living with his puppy socialiser since he left his mum and litter mates at eight weeks old and is a fully paid up member of the family helping with the school run and feeding the chickens!

His puppy socialiser  says: "Yianis loves food! and stealing things for attention such as remote controls and tissues. He has improved with handling his frustration and walking to heel and is becoming much easier to live with.

As part of his training and socialising,  Yianis has visited Exeter and other busy towns, the beach and is a regular on the school runs. A sociable boy, he loves meeting children and adults alike and frequently mixes with other dogs on his free runs.  He's recently  met people  in  uniform   and enjoys going  to the  vets.

 

In puppy class recently, he's been learning to target tape - this is where the trainer sticks a piece of tape onto their leg to encourage Yianis  to nudge a specific spot with his  nose and in return he will get a treat. This is the start of how Yianis will alert his recipient by nose nudging on their leg when an alarm, for example, sounds. He's also started to work on agility and scent games.

His trainer reports: "Yianis will be working on soundwork and responding to obedience cues in more distracted environments.  In class this week he did agility, working around other dogs, targeting tape and clicker training.  He still needs to improve on general calmness and developing his confidence in all environments."

Yianis' typical day starts with his breakfast and then a free run in rural fields and woods.  He has a walk in town in the afternoon before collecting  the children from school. His last exercise of the day includes  another free run and help with feeding the chickens!

Yianis successfully completed his Puppy Two Star in March and has now progressed to 'secondary  school'  where he is working on his Three  Star.  This  is  the stage where Yianis' training  is focused on  building  on what  he has already  learnt in 'primary school (Puppy Two Star).  He knows what behaviour is expected of him  -  but he's now given the opportunity to make the correct choices rather than being told hat to do.

 

His  training will be focussed on handling him around distractions - working in busy towns, going on public transport, sitting at kerbs,  targeting with his nose preparing for his soundwork alert and running to sounds for a toy or food reward.

 

Yianis has got a lot to concentrate on over the next six months and we look forward to letting you know how he is getting on in his next update when he is around 18 months old.

'YIANIS' NOW

'YIANIS' AS A PUPPY

RESULTS OF THE PANCYPRIAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS COMPETITION ENTITLED 'KEEP FIT AND HEALTHY THROUGH BOXING'

The 'Yianis Christodoulou Foundation' would like to congratulate all students who have participated in the Pancyprian School Competition, entitled 'Keep Fit and Healthy through Boxing' which was organised among Public Secondary and VET Schools.  A great number of posters with slogan were submitted indicating the interest and awareness of both students and teachers for the benefits of sports for the overall development of children.  The three winning schools that will receive the 3 prizes are the following:

1st Price €10.000

A’ Technical and Vocational School of Education and Training of Nicosia – Α’ Τεχνική και Επαγγελματική Σχολή Εκπαίδευσης και Κατάρτισης Λευκωσίας

Students’ names: Αλί Σάρα, Αλκιβιάδους Ανδρέας, Ανδρονίδης Παύλος, Γεωργίου Νέστορας, Λαζάρου Κωνσταντίνος, Μιχαηλίδης Δαρείος, Μουσουλίδης Κυριάκος και Παπακυριακού Χριστίνα

2nd Price €5.000

Laniteio Lyceum Limassol - Λανίτειο Λύκειο Λεμεσού

Student name: Γαβριηλία Κολοκασίδου

3rd Price €3.000

Nikolaideio Gymnasium Paphos – Νικολαϊδειο Γυμνάσιο Πάφου

Student name: Μαρία Χριστοδούλου

The prize money will be utilised for the purchase of essential equipment for Physical Education as proposed by the winning schools. As a result it is expected that Physical Education lessons will be enhanced and ungraded. Each proposal will be discussed and amended, if necessary, in consultation with all stakeholders, including the Ministry of Education and Culture (MOEC), Directorates of Secondary Education, Technical Services etc.

THE CAMPAIGN OF THE YIANIS CHRISTODOULOU FOUNDATION 'KEEP FIT AND HEALTHY THROUGH BOXING'

The campaign of the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation 'Keep Fit and Healthy Through Boxing', along with the visit of the British Amateur Delegation to Cyprus was presented on the 16th of March 2019 on the CYBC Channel.

BENFLEET VILLA FC UNDER 8'S SHIRT SPONSORSHIP

SUPPORTING GRASS ROOTS FOOTBALL

The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation is delighted to announce the proud sponsorship of the away kit of Benfleet Villa FC Under 8's, The Tigers.

The sponsorship allowed the purchasing of a brand new yellow and blue kit for the newly formed team. 

A spokesperson for Benfleet Villa FC said 'I would personally like to thank The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation for their kind generousity for the sponsorship of our new away kit'.

The Foundation is a keen supporter of grass roots football as it allows for children of all backgrounds to compete, promote team work, excerise and respect rules and regulations.   Each of these are in the English Football Associations (FA) Code of Conduct.

We wish 'The Tigers' every future success in all of their matches.

VISIT OF THE BRITISH AMATEUR DELEGATION TO CYPRUS FOR THE PROMOTION OF BOXING AS A MEANS FOR SOCIAL INCLUSION

On Friday 23rd of February the ‘ Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ visited the Athletic School of Laniteio Lyceum in Limassol accompanied by a delegation from the UK among of which were young athletes-boxers, coaches and referees. The students of the Athletic School welcomed the athletes from England Boxing - Merseyside and Cheshire Region, from Rotunda and Kirkade ABC Boxing Clubs. Among the delegation were two professionals’ boxers: Ryan Burnett (Ireland – WBA KAI IBF 2017 and 2018) and Mike Arnaoutis (Greece with world wins in the USA) who were invited by the ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ to support this initiative.

The Supervisor of the Athletic School Mr Errikos Andreou welcomed the delegation and the representatives of the ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ and presented the mission, aims and the way that the Athletic School operates. The Leader of the UK delegation Mr Gerard  Starkey (Rotunda ABC) and Director of the  ‘Inclusive Hub’ and Mr John Warburton, Educational Coach of England Boxing expressed their gratitude for the hospitality and warm welcome.

Mr Errikos Andronikou

Both Mr Starkey and Mr Warburton presented the work being done in the UK for utilising non-contact boxing as a way to promote social inclusion of vulnerable groups of students, to promote empowerment and acquisition of soft skills essential for young people to become active citizens.

The young boxers from the UK had the opportunity to meet the Cypriots athletes and the sports they specialise in. They talked about their efforts to reach their highest performance, their common interests and their concerns for the future. The Cypriot students had the opportunity to gain a first-hand experience of boxing by wearing the boxing gloves and be guided into the basic techniques.

The two professional boxers, apart from signing autograph and taking photos, they had the opportunity to share with all students their experience as professionals. The Founder of the ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ Mr Christodoulou emphasised the benefits of sports, as well as the importance of being focused and determined to reach out to become champions in their sport.

Mike Arnaoutis

John Christodoulou (middle) in Attendance

The ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ would like to express its gratitude to all participants from Greece, Cyprus, Ireland and the UK for their support in its initiative to promote boxing as a means not only for keeping fit and healthy, but also for promoting social inclusion and equality.

Mike Arnaoutis Giving Advice

Ryan Burnett With Winning Belts

Mike Arnaoutis

Gerard Starkey from Rotunda Boxing Club Mentors One of the School Students

Ryan Burnett

THE WORK OF THE YIANIS CHRISTODOULOU PRESENTED ON CYPRUS BROADCASTING CORPORATION (CYBC)

LAUNCHING OF THE PANCYPRIAN 'KEEP FIT AND HEALTHY THROUGH BOXING' POSTER COMPETITION

The ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ announces the launch of a Pancyprian Competition for Secondary and VET Public Schools, entitled ‘Keep fit and healthy through boxing’. The Poster Competition is open to students attending Public Gymnasiums, Lyceums and VET Schools in CYPRUS. Participating Secondary and VET Schools will select and send by email no later than FRIDAY the 15th of FEBRUARY 2019 as many posters with slogan as they want provided that they comply with the regulations of the competition together with their school’s ‘Proposal for utilising the prize’.

 

The main objective of the competition is to create a poster with a slogan / message that promotes the love for sports and especially boxing, the benefits of physical and mental health, the importance of keeping fit, eating healthy and maintaining your well-being. The benefits of self-discipline, respect, team-work and fair play are also promoted through the competition.

 

The posters to be selected will be used as the official posters of the ‘Athletic and Educational Celebration devoted to Boxing’ which will be organized on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd of February 2019 at ‘Spyros Kyprianou Sports Centre’ in Limassol. During the two days event various activities involving a delegation of athletes and coaches from the United Kingdom will be organised. The Award Ceremony of the Poster Competition is planned to be organized on Friday 22nd of February 2019 (morning) together with the Poster Exhibition in which a great number of posters will be exhibited.

 

The Poster Competition has 3 prizes which will be awarded as follows:

  • 1st Prize €10.000

  • 2nd Prize €5.000

  • 3rd Prize €2.000

 

The prize money may be used by the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ based on the approval of the proposal submitted with the school’s posters, and approved by, the relevant bodies (e.g. MOEC, Directorate of Secondary Education, School Board, etc.) to upgrade the facilities and equipment used for Gymnastics and Physical Education in general. It is clarified that the Proposal may be differentiated if appropriate.

 

The Poster Competition is approved by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture.

STEPHEN HAWKING SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION WINNERS & PRESENTATION

The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation announced the launch of a Christmas card competition.

 

The aim of the competition was for the children to design/create a Christmas card. The card would be decorated in such a way as to convey the Foundation’s aims, vision and mission.

 

Teresa Brown, a Trustee of The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation, presented a gift to the winning class at the Stephen Hawking School, located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, in respect of the Christmas card competition they entered. The Christmas cards were printed and sent out to supporters of the Foundation.

 

In 2019 collaboration with the School will continue as The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation will be sponsoring refurbishment of the School playground.

‘CHRISTMAS CARD – HELPING CHILDREN’ PANCYPRIAN PRIMARY SCHOOL AWARD CEREMONY AND EXHIBITION 

The Award Ceremony and the Exhibition of the Pancyprian Primary School Competition, entitled ‘Christmas Card – Helping Children’ was organized successfully last Sunday 23rd of December at the Municipality of Nicosia. A great number of people attended the ceremony and congratulated the children and their teachers for the wonderful Christmas cards created which convey the Foundation’s aims, vision and mission. The participants had the opportunity to see a collection of Christmas cards drawings submitted for the Competition. The Founder of the Yannis Christodoulou Foundation, Mr Christodoulou has given out the three prizes: the 1st prize of €10.000 was given to Paliometoho A’ Primary School, the 2nd prize of €5.000 was given to Makedonitissa C’ Primary School and the 3rd Prize of €2.000 to Geroskipou B’ Primary School.

 

The head teachers of the three schools expressed their happiness and satisfaction, as well as their gratitude to the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation, whereas the young children presented their thoughts when drawing the Christmas cards and their plans for utilizing the prize for the benefit of all children of their schools. During the ceremony the work of the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation in Cyprus was presented in a short film. The YCF would like to thank the Municipality of Nicosia and in particular the Mayor, Mr Constantinos Yiorkadjis for their great cooperation and support.

CHRISTMAS CARD - HELPING CHILDREN

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RESULTS OF THE PANCYPRIAN PRIMARY SCHOOL COMPETITION ENTITLED ‘CHRISTMAS CARD – HELPING CHILDREN’

The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation would like to congratulate all children and public primary schools in Cyprus that have participated in the Primary School Competition, entitled ‘Christmas Card – Helping Children’. A great number of wonderful Christmas drawings have been submitted indicating the interest and sensitivity of children and their teachers. The three winning schools that will receive the 3 prizes are the following:

 

1st Prize €10.000:Paliometoxo A’ Primary School – Α’ Δημοτικό Σχολείο Παλιομετόχου

2nd Prize €5.000:Makedonitissa C’ Primary School - Γ’ Δημοτικό Σχολείο Μακεδονίτισσας

3rd Prize €2.000: Geroskipou B’ Primary School – Β΄ Δημοτικό Σχολείο Γεροσκήπου

 

We would like to congratulate the children for their designs and creative ideas:

 

 

1st Prize: Paliometoxo A’ Primary School – Α’ Δημοτικό Σχολείο Παλιομετόχου

(Μάριος Τσαγγαράς, Αντρέας Αβραάμ, Λουκία Κασάπη, Καρολίνα Ηρακλείδου, Έρικα Βήτα, Άννα Χαραλάμπους, Ιόλη Παναγή, Κυριακή Χριστοφόρου, Ιωάννα Παμπουρή, Αναστασία Χατζηγρηγορίου, Ελεάνα Γιουσελή , Ελένη Αριστοδήμου , Μαρία Δημητρίου , Αγγελική Οριέττα- Γ’ τάξη )  

2nd Prize: Makedonitissa C’ Primary School - Γ’ Δημοτικό Σχολείο Μακεδονίτισσας (Αντιγόνη Γιαννακού –Τάξη Γ2)

3rd Prize: Geroskipou B’ Primary School – Β΄Δημοτικό Σχολείο Γεροσκήπου (Δήμητρα Γεωργίου - Άντρεα Τσαγγαρά Β Τάξη)

 

The prize money will be utilised for the implementation of the project ideas proposed by the winning schools as per the regulations of the competition. Each proposal will be discussed and amended, if necessary, in consultation with all stakeholders, including MOEC, Directorate of Primary Education, School Board, Technical Services of MOEC etc.

 

 

Taking this opportunity we would le to inform you that the Award Ceremony will be organised on Sunday 23rd of December 2018 at 4:30-5:30 pm at the Municipality of Nicosia (near Plateia Eleftherias).During the Ceremony a Christmas Card Exhibition will also be organised with selected drawings-cards being designed as part of the competition.

 

Earlier on the same day (Sunday 23/12/2018) from 12:00-4:00 p.m. the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation organises a Christmas Toy Swap (Ανταλλαγή Παιχνιδιών – Δίνω και παίρνω χαρά με παιχνίδια). Young children can come at the ‘Santa Clause Workshop’ (Εργαστήρι Αη-Βασίλη – Δημαρχείο Λευκωσίας) to exchange slightly used (but in a good condition) or new toys.

 

The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation wishes you a Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy, prosperous and creative New Year!

OPENING OF THE RENOVATED BASKETBALL COURT AT 3RD KAIMAKLI PRIMARY SCHOOL

Mr Christodoulou, Founder of the ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ had the pleasure to participate at the opening of the renovated basketball court at the 3rd Kaimakli Primary School in Nicosia-Cyprus which was organised on Monday 29th of October 2018. The opening of the renovated court was organised in the presence of the Director of Primary Education Mr Christos Chatziathanasiou, who represented the Minister of Education and Culture (MOEC). The ‘Yianis Christodoulou Foundation’ has covered the expenses for installing a multi-sport flooring, as well as purchasing new P.E. equipment. Through this donation, the safety and health of children in the school were promoted. The whole project was implemented in cooperation with the Nicosia School Board, the Head Teachers of the Schools, the Parents’ Association and the Technical Services of the MOEC that have given the final approval.

CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION ANNOUNCED

The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation announces the launch of a Pancyprian Primary School Competition, entitled ‘Christmas Card – Helping Children ‘. The competition is open to students attending Year 1, 2 and 3 of public primary schools during the academic year 2018-2019 The Competition is approved by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture..

 

The aim of the competition is for the children to design – create a Christmas card. The card will be decorated in such a way as to convey the Foundation’s aims, vision and mission. The Christmas Cards to be selected will be printed and will be used by the YCF as Christmas Cards to its network of associates. They will also be presented on the official website of the Foundation (www.yanischristodouloufoundation.com) and on social media and promotional material.

 

The overall competition has 3 prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st Prize €10.000, 2nd Prize €5.000 and 3rd Prize €2.000

The prize money will be used for the implementation of projects (e.g. infrastructure, renovation, purchase of equipment) in each school by the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation, based on the approval of the proposal submitted with the school’s Christmas card. Each proposal will be discussed and amended, if necessary, in consultation with all the competition stakeholders, including MOEC, Directorate of Primary Education, School Board, Technical Services of MOEC etc.

HEARING DOGS - NEW DOG NAMED !

SISTEMA CYPRUS

It is with great happiness that the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation supported the setting up of the SISTEMA CYPRUS through the purchase of string instruments to be used for the orchestra of the children and young people.  The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation has purchased 18 string instruments (8 violas, 5 cellos and 5 double basses).

 

Through this cooperation the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation aims to provide accessible music education for all children. The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation is proud to see that the integration of a deprived group of children into the community is achieved through using music for social development. Music has no boundaries and no boarders! Music opens up new routes and creates new potentials to young people to explore.

JOHN CHRISTODOULOU APPOINTED AS THE

JUBILEE SAILING TRUST PRESIDENT OF

MONACO AND CYPRUS

3rd October 2018

The relationship has been developed because of a shared commitment to young people facing challenges. Both The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation (YCF) and JST are committed to helping disadvantaged and disabled young people fulfil their potentialby building their life skills, character and confidence. We also share a common desire to improve the environment for these individuals by providing assistance to their family, caregivers and their wider support network.

The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) is delighted to announce John Christodoulou as its new President for Monaco and Cyprus. John will also join the JST's International Advisory Council, supporting the strategic development of our work around the world. The initial announcement was made on Thursday September 27th at the JST's 40th Anniversary Dinner at Windsor Castle.

As part of the collaboration, the YCF will help to develop the JST's programmes in the UK, Monaco and Cyprus, in view of providing life enhancing experiences for these communities. The collaboration will engage charitable causes already supported by YCF, alongside new charitable partners, which will be identified in the months ahead.

”I am delighted to be appointed as President of The Jubilee Sailing Trust in Monaco and Cyprus. This is an amazing opportunity to help young people facing challenges across Europe and to provide them with transformative opportunities that build their skills, quality of life and long-term prospects. Our collaboration will benefit individuals from charities I am already supporting, along with new partner organisations working with these communities. It will also help the JST grow its profile and impact across Europe.” John Christodoulou, President Jubilee Sailing Trust, Monaco and Cyprus.

“We are absolutely thrilled about John’s appointment and delighted that he will be joining our International Advisory Council as President for Monaco and Cyprus. John has an outstanding philanthropic commitment to young people facing challenges around the world and the work of the The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation compliments the mission and values of the JST incredibly well. We really look forward to working closely with John, and the other charities he supports, to provide life changing opportunities to young people across the UK, Monaco and Cyprus.” Duncan Souster, CEO Jubilee Sailing Trust.

Sail Ship Tenacious

Sail Ship Lord Nelson

The full press release for the new JST President can be viewed here:

For more information about the Jubilee Sailing Trust can be found here: http://jst.org.uk/

HRH PRINCE OF WALES WITH JOHN CHRISTODOULOU AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE IN SUPPORT OF CHARITY EVENT DUMFRIES HOUSE

CENTREPOINT AWARDS 2018

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The Yianis Christodoulou foundation were proud to be in attendance at the 2018 Centrepoint Awards.  John Christodoulou alongside Prince William were delighted to present the Education award to Joshua Gargett. This was the third annual Centrepoint Awards celebrating the outstanding achievements of Centrepoint's young people. Thanks to the generosity of the supporters and the hard work of the dedicated staff, 88% of young people move on positively from CentrePoint. 

Award Attendees

John Christodoulou
Prince William Arthur Philip
Lord Julian Fellowes
Emilia Clarke
Jonathan Ross
Debra Reuben
Seyi Obakin
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HEARING DOGS FOR DEAF PEOPLE

The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation was proud to donate £50,000 to Hearing Dogs For Deaf people to sponsor two hearing dogs’ lifespan for two deaf children. John Christodoulou was in attendance to present the check to Hearing Dogs at the Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel. Also in attendance was former England international, West Ham and Tottenham player Bobby Zamora alongside one of our donors Bambos Tsiattalou. The event was healed at the Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel in Canary Wharf.

THE 2017 STAR BALL

An incredible £1.5m was raised at the #StarBall2017, which will make such a difference to so many children and young people. Yianis Christodoulou Foundation, Hilton Manchester Deansgate Hotel. Thank you

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THE 2017 STAR BALL PRESS HEADLINES 

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