Funds generated from table top sale dedicated to helping family fighting cancer
A REGULAR Tatlısu “table top sale” which has already generated 30,000TL for good causes is being dedicated this month to helping a family of which three members are fighting cancer.
Organiser Claire Lamb said November’s sale at the Sea Breeze restaurant and bar would raise money for the family “hit by complete tragedy”, with a mother and two daughters diagnosed with the disease and currently undergoing “invasive and expensive” treatment.
“The diagnosis is bad enough but the costs are crippling and add extra stress to an already hideous experience — I know too well from personal experience about the effects of this. The government doesn’t have the money to support this treatment so it is up to the families to buy the very expensive drugs required,” said Ms Lamb.
She urged supporters: “Not many of us are lucky enough to have lives that have not been touched by cancer, so I’m hoping you will put out all the stops to help us help this poor family.
“Any money raised will go to ease the burden of health costs — be it for much needed tests, chemo or radiotherapy. Please dig deep.”
The family are friends of Sea Breeze owners Claire and Mehmet Demirtaş, whose “generosity” Mrs Lamb credited with having enabled the sales to raise funds over the last 18 months for causes including Ziyamet Special Needs School, the Olive Tree Education and Solidarity Association, the North Cyprus Cancer Charity Trust (NCCCT), Save Vadili’s Dog project, the Society for the Protection of Turtles (Spot) and dog rescues by expat Rob Astley.
Ms Lamb said the restaurateurs had provided sale space and storage, set up tables on the day of events and brought out and put away all the goods.
This month’s event is on November 19 from noon to 4pm.