Kyrenia Amateur Dramatic Society (KADS) donated 5,120TL to SOS Children’s Village and Kyrenia Animal Rescue (KAR), on Thursday.
Some nine members of KADS, came to the SOS Youth Facility in Girne to present the donations to SOS Youth Facility Manager Salahi Tözün, and KAR committee member Ann Bosley, who both presented certificates of appreciation.
KADS treasurer presented the donations, which were proceeds collected from the two performances of the Christmas murder mystery play Turkey & Tinsel, performed at JK’s Bar in Lapta, and the Pia Hotel in Girne, in December 2015.
SOS Children’s Village Fundraiser Şirin Damdelen thanked KADS for their loyal support, adding:
“Since 1993, SOS Children’s Village has provided family based for children who lost the care of their biological family”.
“With its Family Strengthening Project, with support by the European Union, it also provides crucial support and services to families at social risk. With its advocacy work, SOS works with the state and other organisations to promote and protect child rights.
“Currently, there are 63 children getting care at the SOS Children’s Village in Lefkoşa, 40 young people here at the Youth Facility and in the semi-independent programme, and 129 children and 51 families supported by the Family Strengthening Project.
“Thanks to loyal donors like the Kyrenia Amateur Dramatic Society, our programmes can continue, and we can also plan further projects to reach more children and young people at risk, so we can win them back into society.”
She added: “Now, more than ever, we rely on supporters like KADS, as SOS Kinderdorf International will cease its partial funding as of 2018, to focus on countries in crisis”.