Esentepe Fun Run – 2013 

Help Those with Cancer Association (Tulips)

News has been received from Carole King and Sue Tilt of the third Esentepe Fun Run in aid of Help Those with Cancer Association (Tulips)   The date has been set for 20th April 2013.

This fun run will be held in memory of George Roper who sadly died George Roper - Dedicated Fund raisersoon after the 2012 run.  George was the instigator of the original “Fun Run” back in 2011 which was designed to raise much needed funds for  Help Those with Cancer Association (Tulips).  Funds have been raised in excess of 50,000 TL at each of the previous Fun Runs and the associated Esentepe Fun Day. (51,000 TL in 2011 and 55,000 TL in 2012).   In recognition of all his efforts, George was made an Honorary President of the Cancer Association just before he passed away.

The 2013 run will be along the old coast road in the Esentepe area, on a similar route to the first year’s run.  The course is currently being finalised and will be confirmed by the end of January.

Carole and Sue would like to say a very big thank you to the “Carrington Group” who have agreed to continue with their fantastic sponsorship and support of this event in aid of Tulips.  They have agreed to be one of the main sponsors and a2012 Fun Run - Muhtar Gunay Takatuka starts the  10km races such will be supplying and financing the medals, posters and winners’ trophies.  In addition they have kindly agreed to pledge a wonderful prize (the external painting of a four bedroom villa) for the “Fun Day” auction.

The Committee are currently looking for other sponsors and would welcome the opportunity to discuss the benefits with interested organisations and individuals.  If you have any suggestions or thoughts it would be appreciated, if you could please contact Art Watson or Sue Steel on magicart@hotmail.co.uk or suesteel@hotmail.com  respectively they would be pleased to hear from you.

In order to comply with the legal requirements of the TRNC, sponsorship forms are only going to be made available from authorised individuals and NOT via the internet as in the past.  Full details of collection/distribution points will be made available early in 2013.

Runners will be able to register on the day but a minimum of a 50TL donation will be required in the absence of sponsorship forms.

This is the third Esentepe Fun Run and as many children as possible will be encouraged to take part and as a key element of the publicity campaign, as many schThe 2012 Esentepe Fun Runools as possible will be contacted to encourage the participation of their students in the event.

It is intended that this will be the best event ever for all the participants and their supporters with the main aim being to exceed last year’s funds raised of 55,000TL by at least 10%, to in the region of plus 60,000TL.

It is the intention to keep everyone fully informed on an ongoing basis as more of the detail is firmed up over the next few weeks.

The 2013 organisers of the event are Alex Kennedy, Art Watson, Sue Steele, Mike Bezzant, Mary Watson, Lesley Roper, Laura Kennedy, Sue Tilt and Carole King.  Please email tulipscarole@yahoo.com for any further information.

By Margaret Sheard