Help Those with Cancer
“Every Kuruş Counts”
By Margaret Sheard
Most of us know the slogan of a well-known Supermarket Chain in the UK – “Every Little Helps” and here in North Cyprus this has been adapted by Tulips to “Every Kuruş Counts” which is very fitting for this charity which is helping cancer sufferers in the island as they need every Kuruş they can get.
Carole King and Sue Tilt have for many years strived to raise funds for Tulips and have come up with many different campaigns to achieve this. The latest campaign is an excellent one and I am sure there will be a lot of people who will support this by throwing all of those tiresome little coins into a handy box which they keep in their homes until it is full.
I do something similar with plastic bottle tops for the wheelchair campaign and it really is so simple.
We have received information from Carole and Sue, including a very nice poem, and this is shown below.
With effect from Monday 19 May we are introducing our new campaign “Every Kurus Counts”.
We have produced collection boxes which can be kept by individuals in their homes to collect coins that they do not require. Below is a poem that we think explains it very well:
The ‘Kuruş’ Poem
We shall say our little ditty
as we’re thinking of our kitty
that we use to keep our charity afloat.
We’re not asking for your gold
or for nice things to be sold
and we certainly won’t be asking for a note.
We’re just asking for your surplus
which often has no purpose
we think that you will know well
that in everyday occurrence
It does not require permanence
of you keeping these unusable kuruş’s
So if you don’t mind
(for we know that you are often kind)
could you pop these little tiddlers in a pot?
For although their value is small
if we aim to collect them all
they’re sure to add up to an awful lot!!
(Written by Nicola Donghue, Widnes & Runcorn Cancer Support Group, Widnes, Cheshire).
This is a great initiative for us and we are being supported by both Iktisat Bank and Credit West Bank in as much as they will be handing out our collection boxes in all their Girne Branches to their expat customers.
Iktsatbank Assistant General Manager, Mr. Olgun Onal, said “Once again I am delighted that Iktisatbank are able to help this very worthy charity to raise funds for such a good cause. We wanted to assist with the ‘Every Kuruş Counts’ appeal so to be able to provide the donation boxes to our customers from our Multicultural Banking branches in Kyrenia seemed the ideal way to take part, we hope not only to raise a good number of donations to this great cause but also to raise awareness of a disease that affect so many of our community. Tulips do a fantastic job and it is great that we can assist in such a way”.
Credit West Bank have expressed the fact that they are always very keen to support local charities and are happy to be helping Tulips in this initiative.
The collection boxes are also available from the Tulips Shop in Alsancak, both Best Seller Book Stores, our stall at Lambousa Market on a Saturday morning and Cafe Boss (Girne). Once the collection box has been filled there is a list of banks and venues written on the back of the box where they can be returned to. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org for collection. We are hoping that not only is this a good way to get rid of all those unwanted coins that fill up your pockets and purses, but that it will help raise awareness for our charity across the TRNC.
So let us all obtain one of these little boxes and get them filled up as soon as we can for Tulips.