Scenes of Karaman are to feature in a fundraising calendar aimed at providing the village with more life-saving first aid equipment.
People are being invited to send in their shots of the picturesque mountain side settlement and a vote will be held to choose 12 for printing.
Proceeds from calendar sales will be used to equip the village with a second defibrillator, for use in the event of someone suffering heart problems. A first was purchased after a year of fundraising culminating in the 10th Midsummer Ball on June 21, and placed in the church square.
There is £300 left over towards another of the £1,200 devices, and more events will be held to top up the funds.
The 2016 calendar is intended to reflect the character of Karaman including its houses doorways and windows, plants, cats and dogs, as well as views from and of the village and was the brainchild of an unnamed resident.
Andy King, who lives in Karaman and is a member of the Civil Emergency Services Volunteers (CESV), said there had been a “positive reaction” to the initiative among villagers, and added: “In two days we have received 34 pictures and it’s great to see how much effort people are putting into this project, which can actually become an annual thing.
“We think it’s a fantastic way to raise money for a good cause, as we will also be promoting our beautiful village to the wider community. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks, we will be putting up a board of all the pictures we have collected and request votes from people who will choose no more than 12 pictures to be printed.”
Mr King said they planned to complete the calendar in September, in time for it to be a souvenir for Karaman’s departing holiday-makers, and may also sell copies at shops and cafés outside the village.
To submit a picture or find out more, contact Mr King on email@example.com.
By Yasemin Gulpinar for Cyprus Today