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“With your support, WE CAN!!!

We are very fortunate to have a dedicated and energetic group of volunteers here at Merimna. We are always looking for new volunteers from various walks of life to contribute their time, energy and experience to support Merimna to reach our goals.
Volunteers can help with many activities such as: translations, office support, maintenance jobs, IT assistance, the organization, promotion of and working at fundraising events, the participation/organization of events held for children and families who are assisted by Merimna and of course participating in all annual events organized by Friends of Merimna (ie: Bazaars, Spring Picnic etc.)”

To get more information and complete the participation form, please press here.

Dr. Danai Papadatou, President of Merimna, was invited to be guest speaker at the 3rd National Portuguese Conference on Pediatric Palliative Care, held in Lisbon, 17-19 May 2018 (photo). Dr. Papadatou opened the proceedings with the speech “How can you continue to do this job? Prerequisites for providing quality care and work satisfaction in pediatric palliative care”.

Dr. Ana Lacerda, Pediatric Oncologist, Head of Pediatric Palliative Care in Portugal, Dr. Danai Papadatou, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Department of Nursing , University of Athens and President of “Merimna”, and Dr. Edna Goncalves, Oncologist, Head of the Ministry of Health committee for the introduction of Palliative Care in Portugal.

Dr. Papadatou also participated in the 3rd ICPCN Conference, entitled “Inspiration, Innovation, Integration” which took place, May 30th –June 2nd 2018 in Durban, South Africa. She presented the talk “Accompanying the Child and Family at the End of Life”. Furthermore she took part in a workshop entitled “Children’s Palliative Care in Humanitarian Situations”, where she presented her work on the empowerment of staff supporting refugees who have experienced multiple losses and bereavement.

Dr. Ana Lacerda, Pediatric Oncologist, Dr. Papadatou, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Department of Nursing of the University of Athens and the President of Merimna, and Ms. Jan Aldridge, Psychologist, Director of Respite Care House – Martin House Hospice.

Have you ever considered what to say to a child who suddenly loses a loved one or who is facing a life-threatening illness? Have you thought about how to support children in the face of such difficult times
Merimna, in cooperation with the Friends of Merimna, began a support campaign with Ambassador Lena Papaligoura. The talented actor, who has a special sensitivity that distinguishes her, highlights the work of Merimna which transforms the suffering of the child and family into psychological resilience, hope and love for life.
The campaign is being shown on television, radio and the internet from 29/10/17 to 16/11/17,
Please share it with your family, friends and acquaintances.

You can make a donation through Merimna’s website www.merimna.org.gr by clicking the link here.
(Information at tel. 210 6463367)

All donations go to supporting the children and families who are cared for by Merimna.

The Friends of Merimna – awaits you at the 2nd Summer Clothing Bazaar for an enjoyable three day event to be held at the “the Melina Merkouri Cultural Center”, Heraklidon str. 66, Thisio,11851 (near the Kerameikos metro station)

Friday, June 8th 14:00-20:00

Saturday June 9th 11:00-20:00

Sunday June 10th 11:00-17:00

For more details please press here.

“Stories Untold” is a unique collection of Syrian Art pieces painted in
Syria, by artists who live there and experience various hardships of war
every day. The paintings however speak to us through the characters,
colours and themes of resilience, beauty and life loving people of Syria.

Stories untold is brought to us from Damascus to Athens by Manas Art
Platform. It is an invitation to a wider perspective looking at Syria and
its people with eyes and ears that go beyond the loss, pain and fear, to
see the strength, creativity, hope and love.

Under the auspices of the Hellenic National Commission UNESCO, and in
collaboration with the Municipality of Maroussi and Alef Nooon
Gallery Damascus we are honoured to invite you to this experience.

By taking part in our “I Paint and Remember” program sponsored by the association “Together for Children”, you can support Merimna and help to cover the daily needs for a child or adolescent who uses our services. To support us, get into this post and click on the link here.