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 .

World Record Attempt

Thunderbirds Team

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

Athens’ Marathon Done!

Olympic Flame

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 many smiles. Thank you.

Cey xx

In Cyprus Supporting those in Need

Children in LC Waikiki

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 .

London to Paris – Awards Ceremony

Team in Paris
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

There are many ways in which you can support us.  Yana Smith, a friend of Tanyel’s who shared a love of gymnastics, decided to shave her hair for Tanyel’s Smile .

We can’t explain how proud we are of her, it was a fabulous gesture and great fund-raising from Yana. As she put it…..

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 a….

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. 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 is nothing in comparison to the lives of children suffering from cancer and their mums, dads, sisters and brothers

Thank you all so much again xxx

 
 
 

Berlin Marathon

Berlin Medal 2
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