Sydney marathon

Sydney Marathon

This year Tanyel’s smile stretched all the way to Sydney Australia, Blackmores Sydney Marathon to help children with cancer.

It was absolutely awesome experience running through Sydney, starting at the famous Harbour Bridge and finishing at Sydney Opera House. A massive thanks to our family in Oz, Seval Aysel and Deniz, and to you all for your support and generous donations together we have reached just under £1,000.

Cey xx

Remembering Tanyel

Remembering Tanyel

Today is the day! My first organised event for a very special girl, my beautiful cousin .. my little sister.. my best friend.

We have raised over £1,000 for a special charity, which will give more smiles to children and their families with cancer in Northern Cyprus. I loved every minute and the effort that I’ve spent for planning, arranging, designing, and preparing for this organisation.

I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone at @helvaderelondon for supporting us and making this event extra special, and a big thank you to everyone who came along to celebrate with us.

What an amazing and rewarding job @gulayuzunx and @ceyhunjay are doing in memory of Tanyel, supporting other children and their families going through trauma of cancer. A massive thanks to Helvadere and their staff for organising this event they were absolutely brilliant food was so tasty also massive thanks to the Julie Lodge @ Pavilion for proving lovely flowers for our prize.

By Feride Sergil (Tanyel’s Cousin)

Bruges Cycle Team

London to Bruges in 22 hours

Tanyel’s smile achieved another milestone, completing its 2nd Annual charity cycle event, peddling 150 miles in 22 hours from London’s Cutty Sark to Bruges Belgium.

Despite gale force winds, closed roads and delays on ferry crossings we made it, and most importantly we raised over £5,000.

This was a massive team effort, without which it wouldn’t of been possible. Thank you to everyone who helped, supported and contributed.

For the navigation and support vehicles, a big thank you to Tanyel’s mum, Gülay Uzun, her Niece, Feride Sergil, and Taşkın Sergil, in the second vehicle, they were all amazing. They guided us through thick and thin to our destination and breaks.

Our amazing 13 cyclists, Tanyel’s Dad, Ceyhun Uzun, Tanyel’s Uncle, Cumhur Uzun, Barry Sadler, Charlie Farge, Helen Smith, Chris Hall, Kasım Necat, Turan Korukoglu, Dave Brenan, Necat Hondus, Umut Şen, Eren Aspava and a massive thanks to Caner Aspava who joined our team all the way from Cyprus.

Also Special thanks to our sponsors Ricki Watson from for providing our lovely cycle tops – they were brilliant and very comfortable. Thank you also to our other sponsor, my great friend Andy from Artion construction. Similarly, a massive thanks to Alex and his team at MBE @ Harrow for providing prints for our bike numbers and escort vehicles.

Also, big thanks to Gemma Nightingale at DFDS ferry crossing for providing us excellent services and a huge donations for our charity; and Karos Floris Hotel in Bruges for their hospitality.

It was a tough event but worth it. Tanyel’s smile will continue to raise funds to help other children look out on our web page who knows what’s planned for our next destination.

Thanks again,


Sky Diving

The Sky’s the Limit

Over £2,000 was raised for charity as seventeen of us took the skies for a high flying celebration of Tanyel’s heavenly 24th Birthday – something she had always wanted to do in her life .

One amazing experience you didn’t get to do babim 😢

“Thank you so much to everyone who helped me raise so much for Tanyel’s Smile. This is a sneak preview of my terrifying skydive – it was an awesome experience. This was for you Tanyel, because you were the meaning to my life. All I do is for you. Everything you didn’t complete in your short life I will continue to do for you . “, Gulay xx

Turkish Meal Banner

Meal and Shisha Charity Afternoon

We’re delighted to announce we’re hosting a Turkish meal and Shisha charity afternoon on Sunday 8th September 2019 at Helvadere Restaurant 580-582 Wickham Road Croydon CR2 8DN.

Places are limited so please book early. Full information is below:

Stop the Press – Thunderbirds in the News

Our World Record Breaking Thunderbirds team has made the news here and in Cyprus…

Another FAB World Record

Tanyel’s Dad, Ceyhun, with five other valiant colleagues took part in the Virgin London marathon last week. It was an attempt to beat last year’s record in a six costume person “fancy dress” as “Thunderbirds 2”.

Great news! They achieved a new Guinness World Record and raised over £12,000 for Tanyel’s Smile and CLIC Sargent, two charities very close to our hearts.

CLIC Sargent provided invaluable support to us throughout Tanyel’s treatment, an we are forever grateful for this. We were inspired by their work, and Tanyel’s Smile is a charity set up by myself (her Mum) and her Dad, Ceyhun, to help others suffering as Tanyel did, and also to keep our beautiful girl’s memory alive.

We would like to thank everyone who supported us, sponsored us and worked behind the scenes to make this happen:

  • The Thunderbirds 2 team
  • Charlie Farge
  • Helen Smith
  • Rob Jones
  • Andy Mouldon
  • Dave Brenan
  • Sener and Hulus for building Thunderbirds 2
  • Mark @ Signs Express, Ipswich for designing and manufacturing Thunderbirds 2
  • Artion construction company
  • Yoga with Charlie
  • Green Farm Spa and Retreats
  • The Eugens
  • Blu-3
  • Belvedere in Holland Park SCL Sidney consultancy LTD
  • Brownhill Insurance
  • Abbey Dry cleaners
  • Carl Mitchell running for Tanyel’s smile.
  • BBC The one show
  • London Heart radio

It was an amazing day and the atmosphere and the support was absolutely amazing from start to finish .

One very special thanks to an outstanding, kindhearted and genuine person. The most loving, caring young lady we will ever know … Our daughter Tanyel …

Gulay xx

Providing Respite to Children in Cyprus

Yesterday we had a great day meeting up with and sharing a special day with the children and their families undergoing treatment for childhood cancer. Our first stop was something to eat at Ezic restaurant and then the kids had the chance to pick a new pair of trainers.

A massive thank you to Ritvan and his staff at Ezic, to övgü at Kemal Saracoglu and to Ali basman and his sales team at Nike Basman. Also, special thanks and condolences go to Ada’s mum and dad, Guluzar and Murat, our bereaved parents.

Thank you so much to everyone who has made this possible and continues to support us. We continue to smile for Tanyel because you were a very special kindhearted young lady . You continue to make mummy and daddy so proud/

Love you always  😘#nikelefkoşa #başmangroup #kemalsaraçoğluvakfı #eziçlefkoşa #childrenwithcancer #coçukkanseri

21km Kyrenia Turkcell Half Marathon

Tanyel’s smile stretches to kyrenia for the Cyprus 21km half marathon in 26 centigrade heatwave.

Thank you for all our friends and family, and Run DMC Cyprus for their support today. And special thanks go to my wife Gulay for her tireless support.

This was for you my princess Tanyel I know how much you adored Cyprus. Missing you, and love you so much Tan

Cey xx

The marathon was for a great cause helping  “SOS ” Orphaned and Abandoned Children in Cyprus . Cey finished in a fabulous 37th place .

Thunderbirds Team

World Record Attempt

On Sunday 23rd April, Cey will again be part of a team attempting to set the world record for the fastest team to complete the marathon in a group fancy dress. The team, which set a new record in last year’s race (remember this news post) will this year be completing the marathon as a group of Thunderbirds. It’s going to be F-A-B.

If you’d like to support the team, please donate here, and please come and cheer us on on the 26 mile route. We should be easy to spot!

Thunderbirds are go!