Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation – 5 Years and our Top 5 Events
Letter from the Founders:
5 May, Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation celebrated its 5th anniversary. The Foundation’s core purpose is to extend a helping hand to any cause or person in genuine need without any distinction or discrimination. Since 2014, Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation has donated more than half a million Euros to fantastic causes related to health, education, culture, sports and the environment in Cyprus, with a particular focus on supporting underprivileged children.
We are personally very proud of this accomplishment. Our primary philosophy has always been that “the ability to make a positive change, even to the life of one community, one family or one person, is and will forever be important”.
Below are the Foundation’s Top 5 events that we have held so far, either as organisers or as major sponsors. However, it is also important to remember that it is not the scale of an event that matters, but the scale of happiness that can be achieved in the life of one person – and especially in the life of a child. Throughout these 5 years, we have felt proud and extremely lucky to have been able to make a difference to the lives of the people living on this beautiful island we call home.
Here’s to another five years!
Andrey & Julia Dashin
Foundation Film Festival “La-Dee-Dah Nights” – July 2016
The Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation organised first Film Festival at a very popular location on the island, the beautiful deck area of Molos in Limassol. People of all ages were invited for three nights of cinematic fun with live music and exotic cocktails – with no entrance costs. The aim of the Festival was to celebrate multiculturalism in Cyprus, while at the same time alerting the public to the needs of the Anticancer Society’s Palliative Day Care Centre in Limassol.
Attendance: approx. 600 people for all 3 nights.
Auspices: First Lady of Cyprus, Mrs. Andri Anastasiades.
Money raised: 4,000 euro for Cyprus Anti-Cancer Association.
Fun fact: Special chaise longue chairs were flown in from abroad in order to create that traditional riviera vibe!
Independent Social Support Body -> September 2016, 2017, 2018
For three years in a row, the Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation has been an active supporter of the First Lady’s Independent Social Support Body (ISSB), an organisation that helps finance university studies for students coming from dire economic backgrounds. ISBB has currently raised more than 2 million euros, and has assisted 1,469 students in their higher education studies.
Auspices: First Lady of Cyprus, Mrs. Andri Anastasiades.
Money raised by Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation: 50,000 euro.
Fun fact: Money is usually raised for this cause at Fundraising Galas organised by philanthropist and businessman, Mr. Gaies Khrais.
Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation Youth Race -> March 2017, 2018
As part of the biggest sporting event in Cyprus, the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO, the Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation sponsors the Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation Youth Race. This event allows children aged from 6-16 to take part in this exciting and one – of -a kind event for free. The Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation Youth Race is a unique experience that encourages children to embrace friendly competition and active participation, while also promoting the integration of exercise and a healthier lifestyle in their everyday lives.
Auspices: Ministry of Education & First Lady of Cyprus, Mrs. Andri Anastasiades.
Attendance: More than 3,200 children have participated so far.
Fun fact: In March 2018, the Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation awarded 18 additional prizes alongside the winners’ trophies to all the children who finished in the first three places across all three different age categories.
Let’s Do It Cyprus -> April 2015, 2017
The Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation was honoured to be part of the biggest clean-up movement on the island as a platinum sponsor. The Foundation gave out eco-friendly bags to volunteers in support of the local NGO ‘Together Cyprus’, along with the Cyprus Environment Commissioner and the Commissioner of Volunteerism. Numbers never lie, and the results of this campaign were more than astonishing by Cyprus standards. The Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation received an award for its active support – but our biggest gratification is knowing that by leading a clean and healthy life, we also encourage others to follow in our footsteps so that we can all live in a clean and healthy world.
Auspices: President of Cyprus Mr. Nicos Anastasiades
Attendance: 35,516 volunteers across the island for the biggest campaign to date
Fun fact: 563 different work stations were set up, with the sole purpose of cleaning the island in just one day!
Cyprus Red Cross Society Youth Section -> December 2016, 2017, 2018
For the last three years, the Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation has been working in close partnership with the Cyprus Red Cross Society Youth Section. Our goal is to help underprivileged families and children throughout the island by offering necessities and goods in hope of spreading the joy of the festive season. Specifically, 1000 “Packages of Love” containing food and personal care products, as well as 1000 gift vouchers, are offered to families in need around Cyprus at Christmas every year.
Auspices: Cyprus Red Cross Society President, Mrs. Fotini Papadopoulou
Attendance: approx. 1,000 families every year
Money raised by Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation: 50,000 Euros
Fun fact: The Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation provides 1000 families with gift vouchers, which they can redeem to buy Christmas presents for their children.