Pink October Events for Tulips

During the week the 19 to the 26 October the following events took place.  We have given you a brief write up on each one.  We do have photos of all the events and if you wish to have any of these to use please let us know. Sunday 19 October – Pink Auction and Raffle at Jessics Bar, Lapta This event started at 2 p.m. and Mus the owner dedicated 5tl for each meal they sold on the day.  A raffle was held and also an Auction of goodsRead More

Darts Charity Event on the 9 November for Tulips/Girne Rehabilitation Centre

John & Maureen Swayne are organizing a Darts charity event on the 9th November at the Olive Bar, Alsancak in aid of the Girne Rehabilitation Centre & Help Those With Cancer Association (Tulips) with all proceeds split equally. They have successfully organized two such events during the last 18 months raising 8,550tl for Help Those With Cancer Association & hopefully with everyone’s help this will be another success. The event will consist of a Darts Competition with all entry fees going to the charities & also there will be anRead More

The pinkest of weekends is NOW – 24th, 25th and 26th October

All this month, the Golden Girls of Tulips, Carole King and Sue Tilt have been organising events to raise awareness and funds for The Help Those with Cancer charity as part of the global ‘Pink’ time as steps along the way to try to help cancer sufferers and to work towards the day when research will find an answer to eliminate this killer disease. Not only they have been organizing, but local restaurants, businesses and schools, banks, supermarkets and more have all been playing their part, and the story isRead More

On yer bike! Pedal power for cancer

As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the KAV (the London based Cancer Research Organisation) is raising both awareness and fitness levels in Lefkosia as it advertises its ‘Pedal Power for Cancer’ day . At 9.00a.m. on Saturday 25th October in Lefkosa, in front of the Merit Hotel, Lefkosa, the event will commence and take off for a ten km guided bike ride. The organisers say that everyone of any age is invited to join the event. To say you do not have a bicycle is no excuse as bikesRead More

‘A Good Coffee Morning’ at the sumptuous Savoy for NCCCT

“A good coffee morning!” was Angela Hasman’s understatement when sharing the results of the monthly North Cyprus Cancer Charity Trust event, held on Tuesday morning at the sumptuous Ottoman style Savoy Hotel in the heart of Kyrenia. With around one hundred and sixty people raising around three thousand lira, it was one of the best in the Trust’s history. The good cakes ran out, and so did the seating, and staff of the hotel were wheeling in extra chairs just so that people could at least sit to drink theirRead More

Walk tall, walk pink for Tulips

Friday 17th October is the day that The Karsiyaka Walkers and Talkers have organised two walks in aid of Tulips and are encouraging everyone to wear something pink (even if it’s just your socks!) and donate 5TL to Tulips for their Pink Month. Spokesperson for the group informs that both walks which commence at 9.30a.m. will be taken at a leisurely place. Although short notice the two walks are as follow, : Walk 1: This walk will start at the Muhtar’s Office in Karsiyaka. This monastery walk will take youRead More

Tulips Caring Coffee Face

The Golden Girls of Tulips – Carole King and Sue Tilt report that on Monday 6th October, another of their very special Cancer Coffee Mornings was held. These are for cancer patients and their friends and families. These events are held at the very warm and welcoming Food Lodge at Catalkoy, where  these two lovely ladies always go the extra mile to help and support all charity functions and on this particular morning they donated all the tea, coffee and cakes free, gratis and for nothing. This particular morning, whichRead More

It’s Savoy Time for NCCCT – a time of joy tinged with sadness

Coffee time again for the supporters of the North Cyprus Cancer Charity Trust. This month in October on the 14th, it will be at the grand, sumptuous Ottoman style hotel, The Savoy, in the heart of Kyrenia. Turn up at and for only 10tl guests can enjoy coffee, cake, chat, bargains, raffle and help support this charity which purchases equipment for the hospital to help cancer patients. They have announced that the newly purchased Endoscope arrived at Girne Hospital and was being tested before being paid for. The sumRead More

Part of your Pink Diary

No escape for anyone – thinking and being pink is an October MUST. Due to the magnificent organizing abilities of the ‘Golden Girls of Tulips’ – Carole King and Sue Tilt, it will be almost impossible for anyone  in the Kyrenia Area, central, east and west, to escape PINKNESS.  They are making sure that not only does everyone know about the fact that it is Pink Month with the very special Pink Day on the 24th October to raise awareness of the scourge of cancer and to raise funds toRead More

Four thousand times ‘Burger Off’

A four thousand lira hand over from the Corner House Bar, Ozankoy, to Tulips brought a huge smile on the faces of all those involved with the ‘Burger Off to Cancer’ event. The 10th August was the day when a few willing, large appetite souls accepted the challenge to eat burgers to raise money to try to ‘Burger off’ cancer big time. The fund raising was not confined to overdoses of giant burgers but also a raffle, a horse racing game, and guess the sweets in the jar competition whichRead More

Nefes – Breath


For the last month I’ve been in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and for the last fortnight I’ve waited impatiently for Sunday night to arrive. Last Sunday 7th September to be quite exact, you must be wondering why? Especially if I’m down to be working the next day. I’ll tell you. My reason for waiting so impatiently, was all down to a music event being held. A concert, you’re probably thinking ‘oh is that all?’  Well that’s just it, it isn’t. This concert was extra special, because it wasRead More

Everyone has to be in the Pink for October – no dull ‘anythings’ allowed.

Straight from the mouths of the Golden Girls for Tulips, Carole King and Sue Tilt, is the telling of all about their plotting and scheming to make sure that just about eveyrone is ‘in the Pink’ for the Pink Month of October – to raise awareness of Tulips/Help those with Cancer, to raise funds to help cancer patients, and for everyone to have some fun while doing it. So here it is as told by Carole as spokeswoman for them both: “We have just about finalised our programme of eventsRead More

Now we can all ‘vidi’ what ‘Veni Vici’ are up to on Sunday 21st September.

A new challenge, a new idea, and a new way of ‘conquering’ and making a record for the establishment of ‘Veni Vici’ and making a record sum of money for Tulips / Help those with Cancer. Sue Tilt and Carole King, (the Golden Girls of Tulips) are fully supportive of the owners of Veni Vici Restaurant (Lapta), Richard and Nadine Muller, in their idea of ‘Pasta 1000′. The girls report that “Richard and Nadine have wanted for sometime to organise an event for a local charity and have decided thatRead More