Photo: Facebook (Konstantina Angelique Gribilas Fund)
Kosta and Poppy Gribilas have joined forces with Greek children’s charity “The Smile of The Child” in order to raise funds for a mobile preventative medical unit, to serve children in need in Greece’s remote areas, according to a Neos Kosmos news daily report.
As September marks four years since the passing of baby Konstantina Angelique Gribilas, her parents honor her memory by collaborating with The Smile of the Child to host a gala on Friday, October 6. The goal is to raise 500,000 dollars for the purchase of the mobile medical unit.
The mobile unit will be staffed by volunteer doctors, including qualified paediatricians, dentists, and cardiologists, who will be travelling to remote areas in Greece to offer medical examinations and administer treatments.
The gala will take place at Doltone House Australian Technology Park in Sydney. MCs for the event will be lead actors of Greece’s popular television series “Brousko”,
Andreas Georgiou, and producer Koullis Nikolaou.
Popular singer Kelly Kelekidou will be entertaining guests. After previously helping the fund raise 400,000 dollars for the Sydney Children’s Hospital, the Greek singer is donating her talents again, and will be performing on the night.
Poppy Gribilas told Neos Kosmos that after losing their child, Kosta Gribilas and herself instantly connected with the charity to help children in need of medical attention across Greece. On that effect, they call on Greek-Australians to help the cause.
“It’s close to Konstantina’s four year anniversary, on 16 September. We’ve always wanted to do something for Greece and that’s why we’re doing it this year; we wanted to do it as close as possible to that date,” Poppy told Neos Kosmos.
“This is not just for New South Wales, it’s for the whole of Australia, all the Greek communities, if everyone can please unite to donate. These children are in remote areas, which have no access to doctors, or anything like that … we’re going to change children’s lives.”