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Tulips presented with new wheelchair

24 February 2015

Tulips/Help Those with Cancer Association received a wheelchair at a ceremony at the Merit Crystal Cove Hotel today. Carole and Sue of Tulips Charity wrote the following email thanking the donors for their help:

Today at the Merit Crystal Cove we attended a presentation of a Wheelchair to Tulips/Help Those With Cancer Association.

Trevor and Mary Hughes represent Dağlı Sigorta and have been collecting, with Dağlı Sigorta, bottle tops which are then delivered to Famagusta.

Every 250 kilos of bottle tops collected gets them one wheelchair and it has taken them approximately 3 months to collect enough for 2 wheelchairs. One today was presented to Tulips and the other to the BRS. They pointed out that by far the biggest donor of bottle tops was Mackenzie Freeland of the English School of Kyrenia in Bellapais.

Those attending today were Trevor and Mary Hughes, Novber Dağlı all from Dağlı Sigorta, Engin Savim, Sue Tilt and Carole King, all from (Tulips/Help Those With Cancer Association) and David Brown from BRS.

On behalf of Tulips/HTWCA we would like to thank Dağlı Sigorta, including Trevor and Mary, for their contribution of this wheelchair, as it is the one peice of equipment that we never seem to have enough of. Some of our patients are so ill that they cannot walk or support themselves, so a wheelchair is an absolute essential. Most of our patients are cared for at home and it is here that we need to help families of cancer patients by providing items of equipment to help make life easier for the family/carers, it could be a wheelchair, a special mattress, a drip stand, a hoist – anything. Obviously these need updating and renewing at times.

Engin presented Novber Dağlı with a plaque in appreciation of their support, and we would like to record our appreciation of Trevor and Mary Hughes as well as Novber Dağlı for all their efforts in helping Tulips/HTWCA.

Carole and Sue

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