Girne’s St Andrew’s Church is giving a £2,000 helping hand towards vital pre-winter repairs at Kozanköy Primary School.
The donation part of the church’s annual contribution to the community, was agreed following contacts between School officials and Lapta Mayor Fuat Namsoy, St Andrew’s chaplain Rev Wendy Hough, church treasurer Frank Gillin and his wife, Joan.
The cash will be used to tackle a dangerous roof and balustrade which it was feared could cause problems this winter.
Ms Hough said: “Each year we give away part of our financial income towards people or establishments that are in need. As the church we are very pleased that we could contribute to their need of restructuring the roof and it was a great opportunity to build a relationship with the Turkish Cypriot community which we always pay attention to.
“The roof looked as if it would collapse in winter and the money will be going towards a good cause helping everyone who is part of the school.”
Mr Namsoy thanked the church for helping at the Kozanköy premises, which needed “a lot of work”, and said both school and municipal authorities would also contribute.
“The church approached us as part of their annual giving,” he said.
“It is nice to know that they thought us worthy of help and we took them around the school to show them the problems.”
He said he hoped the work would begin next week, to be completed in time for the new academic year.
By Yasemin Gulpinar for Cyprus Today