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
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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 💕💕

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Tanyelssmile11

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 💕
Cey
 
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.