Yesterday afternoon St. Paul’s Parish launched the 400 Countdown Campaign aimed at completing the St. Michael’s Hospice at Mesa Chorio, Paphos. The congregation and our friends and of course many others who have passed by have raised an incredible EUR1.4 million to make the dream of the hospice a reality. Over the years there has been a slow steady progress in gaining the planning permissions and the building of the hospice. Now finally the end is in sight!
The 400 Countdown Campaign is aimed at raising EUR400,000 required to complete the final stages of fitting out, equipping and the opening of the Hospice in 2012.
The Campaign was Launched with a presentation given by Cameron McDonald, Fr. Carlos Ferrero & Fr. Jim Kennedy for invited Dignitaries, Business’s and Parishioners. Cameron explained the campaigns aim to see the hospice opened in 2012 and how it could be achieved and Fr. Jim Helpfully explained how each of us could help contribute to this campaign whether you were a Business or an individual.
We were delighted to welcome representativeness from Bishop George of Paphos, The Mayor of Paphos’ Office, the friends Hospice and other business representatives and parishioners.
The campaign got off to a wonderful start with donations from the Minister of Health, Bishop George, the Ladies Corona Society, Fitzgerald Estates, Cardinal Vallini’s visit, 2 Austrian tour groups who were in the area (well done Cameron) and numerous individual donations on the day. The total raised to date EUR4,500.
Congratulations to Eamon and Michelle for putting on a superb nights entertainment, good food, good wine and good “craic”. Not to mention nearly EUR1500 for the Hospice.