Cyprus after the banking crisis is still alive and kicking as people turned out in their thousands to attend a charity concert. Admission to the day-long event in Nicosia- organised by Cyprus Aid - was free but revellers were asked to donate items, such as food and clothing, which could be distributed to the city's poor and unemployed.
Volunteers were overwhelmed with hundreds of boxes of donations. One said: "We are doing this to help people and we want to send a message to people abroad that if we are united we can make things happen," Concert organiser, Nicko Zavallis, said the response from local people to the event had been "amazing". "We did not expect this outcome," he said. "People have been coming with trucks. Instead of a bag, they have been filling up trucks of goods and they have been bringing it to us."

In Limassol the Lucky Island Pirates Bar held a WOOF month with one entire Sunday dedicated to raising funds for the Sirius Dog Sanctuary which is under threat of closure. Please try and help if you can.Click here for Sirius
Lakis Polycarpou for Lucky Island said he has been overwhelmed by the effort that his customers have made, Roy, Trudy & Katerina have worked tirelessly to make this day work as have too many others to mention individually, even Elvis (Jim Fargus) turned up to do a spot! was also privileged to be one of the main prize contributors donating a half day cruise for 4 that was bagged by British businessman Steve K.
What turned out to be a truly international event raised almost €1600 on the day!