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Kos Society donates everything to charity!
Honorary President and General Secretary, Mr. Emmanuel Koutelas, announced
that the proceeds from the sale of the Kos Society of SA “Hippocrates” Inc.,
former Prospect Hall premises, was to be donated to various hospital, medical
and research projects in SA and Kos Greece.
The Society had resolved that the past 65 year contribution [since founded in
1957], would benefit of those people presently in need and for future
The Society in early 2022 undertook the implementation phase of the decision
of their Annual General meeting to allocate the funds for use in South Australia
and Kos Greece.
The Administrative Council, through Mr. J. Lesses Project Coordinator with Mr.
Manos Koutelas assisting, established contact with SA Hospital Research
Foundation Group [HRF]. Mr Lesses commented that:
‘The HRF is recognised as the state’s leading medical research umbrella body. It
is aware of and coordinates the provision of critical needs for medical research
including innovative research and ground breaking treatment’.
Mr. Koutelas said the Administrative Council determined to make a consolidated
grant of $568,000-00 to be administered by the Foundation across 15
beneficiaries. These organisations were selected by the Kos Society from a list
provided by the HRF.
The Society also took into consideration its members’ personal use of the
services in the past. It specifically included:
• Mary Potter Hospice Foundation;
• Women and Children’s Hospital;
• St Basils Homes; and
• Ridleyton Greek Home for the Aged.
The HRF specifically advised of the various project activity involving a multiplicity
of organisations including all the state’s Universities. Funds were identified and
targeted for distribution to address the specific needs of programs, involving:
• Australian Prostate Cancer Research Society;
• Kidney, Transplant and Diabetes Research Australia;
• Bragg Comprehensive Cancer Centre [A joint venture between Royal Adelaide
Hospital, SA Hospital Medical Research Institute and University of Adelaide];
• The Centre for Creative Health;
• Parkinson’s South Australia;
• Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy; and
• Gut micro-biome transplant research.
The HRF specifically undertook the contact and administrative liaison with the
various organisations on behalf of the Society.
The HRF held a special reception party on 22 November 2022, in recognition of
the Society’s outstanding contribution to the people of South Australia.
Adelaide, South Australia