Organisers of the cancer charity supporting Esentepe Fun, Run and Ramble (Efrar) are gearing up for the final events of the 2017 campaign.
A St George’s Day celebration yesterday in the appropriately named The George café in Girne saw supporters gather between 11am and 4pm in aid of the drive to raise funds for the Help Those with Cancer Association (Tulips). A variety of entertainment included music by Jamie Vincent, known as The Man In Black, adult comedy group The Abnormals and musician Brian Hills. There was also stalls selling a variety of items and organisers are hoping to match, or even beat, last year’s “amazing” St George’s Day fundraiser at the venue which brought in 3,529TL for the charity.
The final Efrar event of the year will be an Entertainment, Raffle and Grand Auction night hosted by Stevie’s restaurant and bar, Küçük Erenköy, from 7pm on Tuesday, May 2.
Musician Brian Hills will perform and an appeal has gone out for the donation of items for the auction to be conducted by Karl Rugg. The cost, including a buffet, is 40TL, of which 8TL will be donated to Tulips, and organisers say booking is essential due to limited seating – call 0533 849 4744.
Mary Watson, head of the Efrar 2017 committee, said the evening had raised 5,000 TL for Tulips last year and was expected to be another sell-out, adding: “People come every year because they know they will have fun and they always give generously for a very worthwhile cause.”
Meanwhile, some 40 people helped to raise 1,650TL for the Efrar 2017 campaign with an Easter Sunday race the night at Ozanköy’s Tropicana venue. It also featured th music from Johnny Lee – and two stalwarts who drew applause by braving chilly conditions to swim in the pool.