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.
 
Yana

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

Coffee Evening

Fundraising Coffee Evening

We had a lovely coffee evening arranged by Karen Mathews and her wonderful family who we met at the Royal Marsden Hospital.

The event raised money for both charities: Alexandra Trust and Tanyel’s Smile.  In total over £150 was raised. 

The photo below is of Chloe Matthews who was a friend of Tanyel at RM hospital but has recovered.  We wish Chloe the very best for the future ?

Chloe Matthews

Barbecue Balloons

Birthday Barbeque

We held a fundraising event for Tanyel’s Smile, celebrating our gorgeous Tanyel’s 23rd birthday.  
 
Thank you to everyone and their generous donations. From our event on 15th July 2018 we collected £1,200 and £270 from Tanyel’s inspiring mother Gulay Uzun who dyed her hair pink for angel Tanyel’s birthday 20th of July.  We also collected around £500 including  raffles entry on doors .
 
We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to all events and for supporting us through our journey.  About 100 people attended the barbecue.
 
Lots of massive thank yous to:
 
  • Chubby chicken our caterers for the day who worked extremely hard with delicious food .
  • Our lovely Julie from  the pavilion at Eltam for her beautiful flower donation. 
  • Huge thanks to Rixos Delicio and cafe Dee.
  • Thanks ALSO to Two Happy Chef fish & chips for their support .
  • Massive thanks for our lovely Christina for her amazing time giving massages to our friends and family on the day . 
  • Massive thanks to everyone what a day to celebrate for Tan

So many generous people.  Thank you to all.

Kelley's Dance School

Thank You to Kelley’s Dance School

We would like to thank Kelley’s Dance School and her dancers for an amazing show on Friday 13th July that was put together in memory of our Beautiful girl..?  
 
You and your dancers were great and the love and support for Tanyels Smile from all the parents and children was breath taking ❤
 
A massive thank you to Kelly’s dance school, the event raised over £500 for the charity.
 
David Haye

David Haye – The Ledgend

A big thank you to David Haye for signing Tanyel’s boxing gloves.  It was a pleasure to meet with such a legend and help to ensure that Tanyel’s name lives on.

Tanyel Boxing 

Stem Cells

Supporting DKMSD, Supporting Everyone

Feeling excited…..
 
Yesterday we had a fantastic day meeting up with the lovely Lisa and her colleague at DKMS.org.uk (see below) to talk about how they’d be happy to help us register the kids we work with in Northern Cyprus. We will also support them as much as we can. So what better way to start.
 
Jay & myself are now both registered to be a potential blood stem cell donor.
 
Best wishes
 
Cey
 
DKMS is an international nonprofit organization, founded 27 years ago in Germany by Dr. Peter Harf when he lost his wife Mechtild to leukemia. Peter promised her that he would help every blood cancer patient find a matching donor. At that time, there were only 3,000 potential stem cell donors available to provide a transplant in Germany and within one year of founding DKMS, the number of stem cell donors increased to 68,000. Today, DKMS has offices in Germany, the United States (opened 2004), Poland (2009), and the UK (2013) and has registered over 8 million potential donors worldwide.
 
Cey and Gulay meeting DKMSD
 

A New World Record

Not only did Sunday see the hottest London Marathon ever, it also saw the CLIC Sargent team again break the world record for the fastest finish by a team of 6 in a single fancy dress.  The team, which included Tanyel’s dad Cey completed the 26 mile course is soaring temperatures dressed as Ghostbusters  “driving” the Ghostbusters car (pictured).

Congratulations from all at Tanyel’s Smile.  It was a great performance.  We’re all extremely proud of you.

Ghostbusters Car