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 you
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
For although their value is small
if we aim to collect them all
they’re sure to add up to an awful
(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 ex-pat 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 Chateau Lambousa 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.