Navarino is proud to have contributed to, and become a sponsor of, the Axion Hellas effort this year. Axion Hellas is a non-profit organization with strong roots in volunteering.
The purpose of the organization is to assist in the provision of targeted services such as free medical examinations, contributing to infrastructure projects and cultural awakening activities in remote areas of the Greek mainland and the islands.
Panos Tsikopoulos, founder of Navarino UK Ltd, joined the small fleet of boats full of other volunteers which headed to the Cycladic islands to distribute aid.
He said, ‘I am very pleased to have been able to contribute to the Axion Hellas project. It is very important that we try all we can to help those in need, especially in the remote areas this organization can visit. We can really help make a difference in people’s lives and I am honoured to have been invited to participate in such a worthy cause.’
Besides offering free medical checks, the organization donated equipment such as laptops and learning tools to local schools in Folegandros, Thirassia and to the elderly care centre of Santorini.
This time the trip covered 650 nautical miles and offered 1,886 medical checks across 6 islands. The Axion Hellas aid visits are carried out over 3 expeditions, with the next one happening in September.