A Big Boost for NCCCT Funds – 21,000TL

December 2015

By nccctsecretary…

Mehmet, Carole, Irene
Mehmet, Carole and Irene on the NCCCT cake stall

December was an eventful month for the North Cyprus Cancer Charity Trust (NCCCT).  On Saturday, 12th December we held our Christmas Bazaar in the lovely Pia Bella Hotel in Girne, which was attended by approximately 380 people.

There were lots of stalls to browse, including ceramics, homemade preserves and pickles, paintings, watches, jewellery and many more.

Committee member Mehmet had worked tirelessly to ensure there was a fabulous selection of breads, cakes, pastries and Christmas cakes for sale on the NCCCT cake stall.  Carole Shanley had also been hard at work baking 400 mince pies.

The amount raised on the day came to almost 13,000TL.  This was boosted by Barbara Fursman donating the proceeds of her regular Trigg’s Quiz at The Lodge in Ҫatalköy, an amazing 3,460TL.

Murat, Anthony, Dawn and Ian

On Monday, 14th December, at the Olive Press Bowling Club in Lapta, there was a sell-out Sing-Along carol concert with Starlite.  Murat, Anthony, Dawn and Ian put on a fantastic show and soon had everyone joining in.  The refreshments were yet again provided by Carole, who made mince pies, cup cakes and mulled wine.  A raffle and an auction resulted in this event raising 1,320TL.

Mike Shanley, John Iles
Mike Shanley and John Iles

John Iles (co-owner of the Olive Press) and Mike Shanley gave up alcohol on 1st November until the night of the Starlite Sing-Along.  They were sponsored for a staggering 3,400TL, with all proceeds being donated to the NCCCT.  What a generous gesture and what a terrific amount of money they raised!

Thanks Mike and John!

We would obviously like to thank everyone who attended these events and made them so successful; the staff at Pia Bella Hotel who looked after us so well on Saturday; Carole Shanley and everyone else who baked the lovely cakes; Barbara Fursman for her continued support; Starlite for putting on such a terrific concert; John Iles and Mike Shanley and everyone who sponsored them; all the local businesses who donated raffle and tombola prizes; and, last but not least, our hard-working team of volunteers.

Every single lira raised will be used to purchase equipment for the state hospital in Girne.

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