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Kumyali Nature Walk 2019 in aid of Ziyamet Special Needs School

By Chris Elliott…..

We heard of the announcement on Facebook of the 2019 Kumyali Nature Walk and having been involved in the 2015 Kumyali Nature Walk we reached out to the organisers to see what we can do to help promote this new event.

From Mary Watson

Dear Chris and Margaret 

We would be delighted if you would help to promote the Kumyali Walk.  It takes place on 29th September and we have already started to advertise it on Facebook.  The walk will be 5 or 8k and obviously all money raised will be donated to the Ziyamet Special Needs School, primarily to continue to employ the physiotherapist who has made such a difference to the children’s lives. 

The cost of taking part is 25TL for an adult and 10TL for children and 50TL for a family of 4. 

We are hoping to attract more Turkish Cypriot walkers this year and some of them have already made enquiries. The event is being sponsored by Creditwest Bank and the Mayor of Mehmetcik.  The Mayor is planning to make it into a bit of a festival with music, dancing and local food and produce stalls.  These details have yet to be finalized.  I will keep you updated and it would be great if you could both join us on the day.

When thinking about this new event we went back in time to look at what the last one we promoted was like as follows.

By  Margaret Sheard…..

We recently went to visit the area of the Kumyali Nature Walk which was being arranged to raise funds for a much needed outside playground for the children of the Ziyamet Special Needs School, which we also visited while we were in the area. 

The school has been refurbished with help from people who realise the need for this type of project to give the special needs children of the Karpaz a place to give them some assistance in coping with their daily lives.  To see our original article click here.

The Kumyali Nature Walk took place on Sunday 18th October 2015 and there were in the region of 200 participants which raised 4,025TL towards the playground for the school. To read more click here.

Ready for the walk

A lot has changed since then in terms of people involved and at the school and in the video we made  which is shown below you will see the plans being made back then in 2015 which culminated in lots of hard work and the construction of the children’s garden shown above so we urge our readers to help make the new  2019 Kumyali Nature Walk an event to be remembered as the previous one.