Regrettably, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic during the first half of this year has resulted in us taking the decision to cancel the 2020 Oinoussian Ball, which was scheduled to take place on Saturday 21st November 2020.
Any donations to support our charity during these challenging times will be greatly appreciated.
This year’s AGM was held at the Hellenic Centre, Paddington Street, London W1 on Tuesday 3rd March 2020 at 7pm. The Executive Committee welcomed two honorary past Presidents with their spouses and several members of the London Oinoussian community. The President gave his annual address which included a review of the Fund’s activities in 2019. A message from the new President of Syllogos Filoi Oinousson, Yiannis Lygnos was read out. Following that, the meeting heard a detailed review of the …
As is our tradition every year, the OBF arranged for all the school children on the island to be given Christmas gifts. This year the perfect venue for this event was the Christmas Wonderland set up by the Mayor’s Office. The OBF offered savoury snacks and Christmas cookies to the children and their parents whilst Santa and his helper handed out the gifts. The gifts were purchased from the general stores on the island to support the local community.
Members of the Executive and Fundraising Committees distributed the traditional St Nicholas Artous to member offices and homes in honour of the island’s patron saint, on the feast day of St Nicholas, December 6th.
Many thanks for all the generous donations from member offices and Oinoussians in London.…
On Saturday 16th November, after the sunset brought on a crispy chill in the air, 350 guests arrived at The Nine Kings Suite at The Royal Lancaster London, W2, to attend the Oinoussian Ball 2019 to celebrate the 77th Anniversary of Oinoussai Benevolent Fund.
Dressed suitably in black tie, both English and Greeks mixed effortlessly together during the reception where drinks were offered and caricature artists followed people around the room drawing humorous sketches of the guests.