The Kyrenia Chamber Choir raised 4,000TL for SOS Children’s Village, from a concert at Bellapais Abbey.
More than 300 people attended concert on the 23rd October 2015, in which the Kyrenia Chamber Choir – under the direction of George Ward – performed the choral work of Karl Jenkins’ “The Peacemakers”. The music was composed in memory of all who lost their lives during armed conflicts, with the lyrics featuring the words of famous promoters of peace such as the Dalai Lama, Mother Theresa and Martin Luther-King.
George Ward, the Choir Director, and Choir Chairman Fikri Toros visited SOS Children’s Village on Thursday 26th November 2015, to present the donation. They were joined by Near East Bank Kyrenia Region Expat Manager Naci Karanlık and Near East Bank Kyrenia Customer Services Representative Yılşen Diker.
SOS Children’s Village Programme Manager Ahmet Akarsu and SOS Crèche and Pre-school Principal Rahme Kavaz accepted the donation and presented the guests with a plaque of appreciation.
Kyrenia Chamber Choir Chairman Fikri Toros said the choir has another project lined up for Christmas, adding: “Today we are presenting officials of SOS Children’s Village, which provides a sacred service for children, with a modest contribution of 4,000TL”.
SOS Children’s Village Programme Manager Ahmet Akarsu thanked the Choir representatives for their invaluable and loyal support, while SOS Crèche and Preschool Principal Rahme Kavaz expressed her gratitude for their awareness of SOS’s work, referring to Fikri Toros as “one of our hidden heroes”.
The donation will be used towards meeting the educational needs of children under the programmes of SOS Children’s Village.