Thursday, 5 November 2009

fundraising event for the Unit for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture

It has been three years since the Unit for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture (URVT) was founded by the Future Worlds Center’s initiative and it is evident that many individuals benefit from the Unit’s services. URVT’s mission is to assist the victims of torture and their families by providing multidisciplinary treatment and rehabilitation services, and to raise public awareness of issues concerning torture and rehabilitation. This is achieved by utilizing a treatment approach which integrates a full range of services including medical treatment, psychological support, legal counselling, and other social services. Τhe ones who most commonly suffer torture belong to vulnerable populations such as: refugees and asylum seekers, internally displaced persons, persons in detention, those living in poverty, street children, as well as ethnic and religious minorities.

As Cyprus has only one treatment centre of this kind, which is URVT, it is imperative that it continues to operate in order to maintain support for those people in need. This requires the help of the community itself and not just the traditional governmental funding mechanisms. This is why URVT is turning to its colleagues, associates and friends to contribute to this worthy cause.

On Friday 20, November 2009, URVT will hold a fundraising event at club ITHAKI in Nicosia at 10pm, in an effort to gather funds for the Unit’s services. The staff of URVT cordially invites you to come and show your support while dancing and enjoying the night away amongst like minded people. Also your support comes from the purchase of tickets which cost €5.00 each and with each ticket purchased there is a chance to win prizes donated by local businesses that support our efforts through a raffle which will be held the night of the event. So please feel free to purchase more than just one raffle ticket so you increase your chance to win prizes and the money goes to support URVT in Cyprus! You do not need to be present to win. We will contact any of the winners who are not at ITHAKI by phone.

Raffle tickets are available prior to the event at Promitheos 5, Office 4, Nicosia, 1065 and also on the night of the fundraiser at the entrance of ITHAKI Club. For further information please contact (click name for to email) Mrs Andria Neocleous or Mrs Constantina Christou at 22-873820.

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