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ACP calls to help WGM Melia - UPDATE



10 March 2013

Original message: see below.

March 22, 2013:

The following message was received from WGM Salome Melia:

I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to you for your helpfulness and kindness, solidarity and readiness to help. Thanks to you I've managed to gather the required funds to conduct the surgery to my daughter. Many helped anonymously, so without mentioning each and everyone - THANKS to all of you!
And special thanks to the main donor.

I also thank the members of the Women's World Team Championship, coaches, captains, journalists, organizers, my team and whole Georgia.

Thanks to the ACP and national chess federations, journalists and websites, which have published my call for help.

The surgery is scheduled for April.

P.S. by Emil Sutovsky, , the ACP President
On behalf of the ACP, I'd like to thank all our numerous members and other chess enthusiasts who donated,supported and shared the information.The chess world has managed to help Salome, and now we look forward to hear some good news after the surgery.




Original message

Dear ACP members
and all the members of the global chess community.

The letter from the Georgian Olympic Team player, WGM Salome Melia,
published on 
prompts us to act without any delay.
Salome's five months-old daughter needs an urgent surgery, costs of which exceeds 50.000 Euro.
This is really a matter of life or death, and we believe the chess community at large
can contribute a great deal.

The ACP Board Members have decided to make personal donations to be passed to WGM Melia later this week,
and we would greatly appreciate your contribution as well.

Please, make the donations payable to:

Recipient: Salome Melia
Account number: GE57PC0193600100007067
Bank name: ProCredit Bank, Tbilisi, Georgia
Bank address: 21 Al. Kazbegi Ave., 0160 Tbilisi, Georgia. 


PayPal to

Olena Prusikin 

You are kindly requested to inform us if you decide to make a donation; the list of donators will be updated daily
on our webpage at

Let us prove, that the chess world united can do wonders!

The ACP Board.