Paphos Kidney Association
PAPHOS KIDNEY ASSOCIATION Registered Charity No. 4578
For the past 18 years our Association has supported all those who attend the Paphos General Hospital Renal Unit by raising funds for equipment. We also assist people from around the world with kidney problems who wish to visit Cyprus and are concerned about continuing their treatment whilst here. We work in co-operation with hospitals that provide dialysis and also offer dietary advice that has been compiled by nephrology dieticians and try to allay any concerns for patients who have to come to terms with a life-changing future. The prospect of dialysis is frightening to say the least. Any queries beyond our scope are referred to one of many medical staff with who we are in contact.
Kidney problems will not go away and with any luck neither shall we. Among the 80,000 people with kidney problems living in Cyprus, many die each year but we are trying to bring the problem to peoples’ attention, but it is very difficult unless they have a personal contact with a sufferer. Kidney disease can be avoided in a lot of cases, we are here to try and get that message across.
The government has agreed with us that there is an urgent need for a 40-bed renal unit and construction will commence in 3 years. An extension to the existing renal unit is to be built in the interim period to cope with the ever increasing numbers of patients requiring dialysis. Funds are desperately needed so that the extension can be fully equipped and able to function as soon as possible to help those awaiting treatment.
St. Michael’s Hospice Charity
St. Michael’s Hospice Charity is a registered charity, Number 3270, which was originally formed in 2008 to provide funds for the completion of the building project. It now exists to raise money for the continued operation of the Hospice, which opened for the first time in June 2015; the running costs are estimated at approximately €300,000 per annum.
The mission is to support The Archangel Michael Hospice in offering free total palliative care to all, regardless of religious belief, type of illness or nationality.
"Adding life to days, when days can no longer be added to life."
Paphiakos & CCP Animal Welfare
The organisation was founded in 1982, it was known then as Cyprus Cat Protection (CCP) and Animal Welfare, to provide shelter for stray cats and dogs. In 1994 it became “Paphiakos & CCP Animal Welfare” a registered charity No.1529 entrusted with promoting the aims of the Cyprus Government for improving animal welfare throughout the island.
It has grown extensively since the early days and now provides many services including an Information and Complaints Centre, Veterinary Clinic to the public, free Rescue and 24 hours Emergency Service, Shelter, Boarding, Re-homing, Pet Travel Service, Education programmes for schools and the general public, a Coffee Shop, four Charity Shops and our Book Exchange shop.