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!

Tanyel’s Tandem Skydive

Come and join us on Sunday 21st July 2019 to celebrate Tanyel’s 24th heavenly Birthday.

Skydiving is something which Tanyel always wanted to try however never got the chance to do it. It’s a perfect way to remember Tanyel, celebrate her birthday, and raise money for a great cause.

If you would like to take part and help raise funds for Tanyel’s smile please contact us for further details. The event will take place at Beccles Airfield Suffolk.

Cey and Gulay will both be taking part in this skydive 13,000 ft fall and will be remembering our beautiful girl 💕💕


Olympic Flame

Athens’ Marathon Done!

Well that was tough!
Last week I completed the Athens’ Marathon.  It was definitely one of the toughest marathons I’ve ever run but this one will remain one of best to remember.  It was a full of amazing experiences and a true challenge. 
We have so far raised an amazing total of over £1,100 which is absolutely incredible.   Thank you all so much for your support and generous donations to Tanyel’s smile Athens Authentic Marathon 2018.
If you haven’t yet had the chance to donate, you can find the Just Giving page here… 
Together we’re giving back so much smiles 😃
Thank you again 💕
Children in LC Waikiki

In Cyprus Supporting those in Need

Whilst recently in Cyprus we managed to spend some time with a group of children from the oncology department.  After a cinema show at the children’s unit we all had a meal with the kids,  and their parents and siblings at Eciz in Nicosia. Then each child seeing treatment was able to purchase clothes at LC Waikiki department store Nicosia.

We were also joined by Zelis who was with us representing Kemal Saracoglu foundation.  A massive thanks for their support.

It was such a great pleasure meeting these families and the beautiful children enjoying a memorable day with plenty of smiles . Thank you all so so much for all your ongoing support and donations to Tanyel’s smile that able us to make this happen . 

Gulay and Cey x

Athens Marathon

Athens Marathon

On Sunday 11th November 2018 I’ll be running the 36th Athens Authentic Marathon in memory of Tanyel . This will be my 3rd Marathon this year and this one for sure will be the toughest of all with plenty hills to run (or walk). Please please help me reach my target of £500 by sponsoring me on this link every penny helps giving smiles back to children going through trauma of cancer .
Team in Paris

London to Paris – Awards Ceremony

On Friday 28/09/18 we held a Thank You medals ceremony for our London to Paris cycle event. 
The 24-hour punishing ride was held great achievement and to thank all of our riders and support team each attended the ceremony and received their medals from Cey amd Gulay.  The event was at the Warren Metropolitan police sports club and we celebrated with lovely home made special cakes made by Helen and Cumhur.  A lovely time was had by all.
We have now reached and smashed our total fundraising target of £10,000 with the total now raised at a massive £13,000.
At the end of our celebrations Gulay announced our 2nd cycle event destination for 2019, which will be Bruges in Belgian, when we will be hoping to double our cycle team for Tanyel’s Smile.
Thanks again everyone.

Thank You Yana

Yana Smith 22 yrs old her gymnastics friend decided to shave her hair off for Tanyel’s smile . We can’t explain how proud we are of her to take this on….
I honestly cannot put into words how touched I am by all your amazing kind words and generous donations! I started this fundraiser thinking I would struggle to meet £200, and you smashed it in less than 24 hours! Today we hit £500 and I’m bald as ??
Tanyel was such a big part of my life as a child, and she should still be here today spreading love and kindness like she always did, but luckily her beautiful parents Gulay and Ceyhun continue to do this with their charity in her memory,
Tanyel’s Smile, which is where your donations are headed! I’m honestly so overwhelmed and promise I’m not having a quarter life crisis, a bit of hair < the lives of children suffering from cancer and their mums, dads, sisters and brothers ? thank you all so much again xxx
Yana Smith - Bald
Berlin Medal 2

Berlin Marathon

This week Cey completed the BMW Berlin Marathon in memory Tanyel’s Smile and raised about £200.  A big thank you to everyone who provided sponsorship.  It was very hot weather but an awesome race.  As you probably know the world record was broken by Eliud Kipchoge (he finished a little ahead of Cey).  
Cey’s next marathon will be Athens on the 11th November 2018.  Any support you can offer will be gratefully received,
Thank you
Berlin Medal  
Team in Paris

London to Paris – A Huge Success

A massive thank you to all our cyclists in the team supporting Tanyel’s smile.  Together we raised an astonishing £11,000, a number which is still rising.  It’s a huge sum, which will help so many children and their families going through trauma of cancer.  We know how difficult it is when you are stricken with this horrendous disease and how important it is to be supported by charities.

You’ve all been brilliant in your own special ways bonding together and making sure that we all kept together from Greenwich to Paris without any injuries. You’ve all made a massive impact in driving our charity forward.  We couldn’t have done this without you.  Please give yourselves a well-earned pat on your backs.  Well done to our team: Ceyhun Uzun, Gulay Uzun, Barry Sadler, Gary Hook, Charlotte Farge, Helen Smith, Christoper Hall, Turan korukoglu. Kasim Necat, Ahmet Yapicioz, Mujesira Hondus, Andrew Sharpe, Ricki Watson, Shane Watson, Kevin Mugridge, Megan Walker, Peter Treadway, Anthony Grieves, Chloe Hall, Adam Dean and Zabedee Chege .

A massive thank you also to both of our escort vehicle’s and Bill, Christine, Selma, Gulay, Taskin and John for supporting us all through this tough journey. Without your help we couldn’t of done this!

Big thank yous also to everyone who contributed so generously to this fabulous event:

  • Muztrans for donating the cost of all our cycling tops – you are just amazing support on all our events
  • Hasan Ozkoc at www.ladivadrinks.com for donating water and lucozade drinks kept us cycling
  • To fully charged cycle for their support in proving a free hire of their E-bikes
  • All our friends and family for supporting and cheering us at the start line Cutty Sark
  • Our beautiful Nancy May for inspiring us all with her amazing voice making sure we are all relaxed and also supporting Tanyel’s smile x
  • Jason Haigh at www.love2race.com for designing our very special custom made Jersey tops they looked brilliant and very comfortable to wear for sure we will use them again for other event
  • Alex studio @MBE Harrow for preparing our logo prints for our bikes and escort vehicles absolutely brilliant work.

Without your determination dedication support and massive courage we wouldn’t of got through this so once again thank you to each one of you for your hard work making through and making us all proud for Tanyel. I have no doubts that she was cheering us all on from start to finish with a huge smile and pride.

Finally, a massive thank you and big hug to my one and only wife Gulay for helping me and sticking by my side for the past year trying to organise and put this event together.

Cey x