“TOPARLANIYORUZ” or Blue Cap Campaign
By Chris Elliott
We wrote an article in February about the Blue Cap Campaign which has been running now for just on a year and as well as bringing communities together in support of a good cause, it has proved to be a very successful campaign. This is what was reported by our community partner “North Cyprus Forum”.
“north cyprus forum fully support the “TOPARLANIYORUZ” blue cap campaign !
Please collect your blue plastic caps off your water bottles and bring them in to the office of Citizen Advice Cyprus on the right hand side of the road on the way up to Bellapais Abbey.
Every little bit helps lets start collecting and see if we can make a contribution towards a well needed wheelchair !
The Toparlanıyoruz Movement launched its “Blue Cap” campaign to provide free wheelchairs for those disabled persons in need through the collection of recyclable plastic bottle tops. (The plastic caps of all bottles such as water and coke, and milk and juice cartons all count, not just the ones coloured blue!)
Within days, tens of thousands of plastic bottle caps were brought in to the Movement headquarters in Nicosia from all over the island. The campaign continues to grow in scope and speed in 2013. In order to reach a wider public, special collection bags where bottle caps can be dropped-off have been placed in Gloria Jean’s Coffee-shop franchises in Nicosia, Kyrenia and Famagusta, Ezic Restaurants and several other places like book stores, clinics and dormitories.
Toparlanıyoruz volunteers tried to spread this message further by publicising the campaign on TV and Radio channels. We believe that all those who live on the island, (including ex-pats and even tourists) can make a serious contribution to this campaign and look forward to their support. For further information on how you can assist this campaign, please call 0392 227 99 93 or send an email to email@example.com”
You can read an account of what has been happening over the past months and the successes of this campaign by clicking here.
Source North Cyprus Forum