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Delos to Paros Marathon Swim

by Jean Lane-Polyzoides, June 2000
The Friends of the British Committee for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles are pleased to announce a fund-raising marathon swim in support of the return of the Parthenon Marbles.

The association was formed last year to help with fund-raising and to keep interest alive in the efforts of the British Committee to build the new Acropolis Museum to house these sculptures when they are one day returned to this country - considered by Greece as their rightful home - by the British Museum.

On Saturday July 1st, the renowned English physician Dr. Christopher Stockdale will swim from the sacred Isle of Delos to the village of Naoussa, Paros - a distance of 23 miles.

Chris will leave Delos at 6.00am and arrive in Paros between 8.00pm and 9.00pm, where supporters will greet him and crown his achievement. A traditional Greek celebration will follow with wine, music and dancing at Naoussa Harbour. You are most cordially invited.

The swim’s purpose is to gather support and money for this cause, so contribute what you can. Your contribution will help keep the spirit of Melina Mercouri alive!

For further information, see the September and October 1999 issues of “The Foreigner”.

Send your contributions to the Melina Mercouri Foundation, 9-11 Polygnotou,10555 Athens, Tel: 01-3315601 or the National Bank of Greece, Paros, account number 455-29602653.

The Friends of the British Committee for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles - Nana Mouskouri: Honorary President, Dr.A.J.Polyzoides, Chairman of the Association
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