Char­i­ties ready­ing for Xmas


CHAR­I­TIES are gear­ing up for the fes­tive sea­son, with sea­sonal prod­uct and event plan­ning in full swing.

North Cyprus Can­cer Char­ity Trust (NCCCT) will launch the sea­son with its Christ­mas Mar­ket and Fayre at the Kaya Palazzo Ho­tel in Karaoğlanoğlu from noon to 4pm on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 2. The event will also mark the char­ity’s 30th an­niver­sary with “spe­cial hap­pen­ings” on the day, along with stalls sell­ing a va­ri­ety of cakes and pies. A raf­fle is to be held and there will be mu­sic, say or­gan­is­ers, with more in­for­ma­tion to fol­low nearer the date.

Any­one pre­pared to bake a cake or pro­vide a prize or do­na­tion for the event is in­vited to call 0533 868 6078.

A Christ­mas Bazaar in aid of the Help Those With Can­cer As­so­ci­a­tion (Tulips) is to be hosted by the Black Olive Café be­tween 12.30pm and 3.30pm on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 12 at its new venue next to İk­ti­sat Bank in Al­san­cak. There will be a raf­fle and stalls sell­ing pro­duce and goods in­clud­ing Christ­mas cakes, dec­o­ra­tions and mulled wine, with Fa­ther Christ­mas due to make an ap­pear­ance. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 0533 835 5133.

Kyre­nia An­i­mal Res­cue (KAR) is also pre­par­ing for its an­nual Christ­mas Bazaar which be­gins at 10.30am on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8 in Girne’s Pia Bella Ho­tel.

A Grand Raf­fle draw will take place, with tick­ets cur­rently on sale, at 5TL, in all KAR shops. Vol­un­teers can pur­chase a 100TL bun­dle of tick­ets to sell for the char­ity and prizes in­clude a 500TL Le­mar su­per­mar­ket voucher, two re­turn flights to Turkey and a ham­per.

Stalls will be sell­ing items such as cakes, mince pies, mulled wine, fash­ion ac­ces­sories, pet prod­ucts, bric-à-brac and Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions, while a Santa’s Grotto will be open for vis­its and a tombola is sched­uled.

KAR’s 2019 cal­en­dar is now on sale for 50TL from the char­ity’s head of­fice, its Girne char­ity shops, the Arap­köy res­cue cen­tre, Satur­day Lam­bousa Mar­ket stall and at the KAR in­for­ma­tion ta­ble which is open ev­ery Fri­day next to Girne Mu­nic­i­pal­ity head­quar­ters. The cal­en­dar fea­tures pic­tures of some of the hun­dreds of res­cue dogs, pup­pies, cats and kit­tens be­ing cared for at the cen­tre, or which have been re-homed.

Mean­while, Hope 4 Pets (H4P) has launched Christ­mas card sales in the TRNC and UK, priced at £6 for a pack of 10 — af­ter its re­prieve from clo­sure. Cards are avail­able from the char­ity stall at the Wed­nes­day Le­mar mar­ket in Çatalköy and in the UK they can be pur­chased un­til Fri­day, Novem­ber 30, by email­ing Eliz­a­beth Stow­ell at liz@hope4pet­snorth­

The char­ity is also plan­ning a fes­tive event, with de­tails to be an­nounced soon.

Tick­ets for the an­nual Cyprus An­i­mal Rights As­so­ci­a­tion lot­tery are on sale priced at 10TL, with prizes in­clud­ing flight tick­ets, kitchen goods and a va­ri­ety of vouch­ers. They can be pur­chased by vis­it­ing https://www. face­­r­ishay­van­hak­lariku­lubu/.

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