St Andrew’s Church, Kyrenia news….

The Kurban Bayram collection made by St. Andrew’s Church finally closed on 31st October. A total of £500 was raised and sincere thanks go to all who donated so generously.

Sandy Oram and the Revd Michael Graham visited the Special Needs Centre in Karakum and were graciously received by the Principal, Ms Layla Usta. Layla was humbled and delighted with the offer of funding and, when asked if there was any specific project to which the funds could be contributed, showed us a partition wall in the Hall of the centre which was in a dangerous condition.

There was a real fear that the glass in the partition could be broken due to rotting woodwork and that this could potentially cause serious injury. She had recently received a quotation for the work from a local builder who had himself generously offered to do the work for half-price, but following the recent economic problems in the TRNC the balance was unavailable. The St. Andrew’s Church collection will now allow this work to be completed and make the area safe for the young people who use the centre.

More information and photographs will be made available as the work progresses.

Source: Kurban Bayram collection