November 30, 2023

Fundraising Success – In the Pink 

By Margaret Sheard

As many people are aware, October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and th1ere were many events held in North Cyprus to help cancer charities.

Carole King and Sue Tilt had a much busier time than normal and were totally exhausted by the end of the month but all of their efforts raised a staggering 33,060.84TL so they were over the moon at the result.

This is what Carole and Sue have reported.

“We are delighted to report that during October, Breast Cancer Awareness month we have raised a staggering 33,060,84TL…….. 2Sue and I are totally blown away by this amount as we were expecting to raise something in the region of 10,000TL, so we trebled what we hoped to raise. The breakdown of this figure is as follows: 25,620.59 – raised on our Wear it Pink Day (schools & business all dressed in pink!) 2,420.00 – raised on the sales of our Bra key rings 3,705.25 – raised on our Pink Stalls at Chateau Lambousa & Lemar, Catalkoy 265.00 – raised by donations for our Breast Cancer Health check 1,050.00 – raised by Jenny & Bill Brown, donations on their 40th anniversary We would like to thank all the following participants in our Wear it Pink Day (in no particular order):

Cafe George Wild Duck Mr Pound
Corner House Restaurant Lapta Primary School Al Shaheen
Girne American University Calamary Red Lion
Necat British College Glamour Fairy, Hairdressers Karsiyaka Primary School
Alsancak Primary School Silver Rocks Lapta Belediye
Judy Porter’s School The Cabin 23 Nissan Primary School
Friday Bridge Club, Club Simena Olive Press Iktisat Bank
Freddies Bar The Hut Kings Bowling League
Black Olive Bar English School of Kyrenia Lapta Secondary School
Barbara Willbye – Name the Bear Competition 19 Mayis School Near East Bank
Mermaid Fabrics Sht. Hassan Cafer School Cyprus Today
Stumble Inn Catalkoy School Jenny and Bill Brown
Funky Diva, Hairdressers Lemar  

We would like to thank everyone who participated and donated during 3October and entered so well into the spirit of the event. Also thanks to all of our helpers and supporters, including our husbands who have not seen much of us at all this month….. Carole and Sue”.

What a brilliant effort by these 2 dedicated fundraisers.  Maybe it is time now for Carole and Sue to take a well earned rest before re-starting on their relentless task of raising funds for Help Those with Cancer Association (Tulips).


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