children get involved in the ‘Help those with cancer’ activities
is frightening to hear how the number of cancer cases is increasing in North
Cyprus; I just spoke to a friend who is fighting his cancer now for three
years, before that his wife has gone through the same nightmare. He said: “When
my wife started with cancer treatment 8 years ago, there were perhaps five
patients per day in the oncology department getting their chemo, when I started,
there were already 20 patients per day and today, when I go and get my
treatment at the hospital, there are about 60 patients per day.” This is a reason to do all we can to help and
the idea to involve children to learn what charity is and who is concerned, is
a very important undertaking.
is the new activity by our TULIPS Angels Sue and Carole and I let them speak
for their activity themselves:
take Full Smartie tubes into the schools listed below and they are distributed
to the children, who then take them away and "empty" them (yum,
yum.....), that is the easy part..... The children then are being asked
to see their friends and family and fill the Smarties tube back up with 50
kurus coins. The tube will take 54 50 kurus coins, equating to 27
TL! The children then bring the tubes back into the schools and Sue and I
child that brings back a full Smarties tube goes into a Prize Draw and has the
chance to win a very nice prize. However, every 50 kurus that we collect
will be so very, very much appreciated.
have an anonymous sponsor who has given us 5,000 TL towards the cost of the
5,004 Smarties tubes that have been purchased.
The Schools that are participating in this event are:
Necat British College, GAU, NEU College, NEU Elementary, TED and Levent College.
Smartie tubes are being delivered to the schools on the 27 February and will be
collected back on the 13 March.”