2018 Update – Thank You

Thank You

Happy New Year!

On behalf of Tanyel’s Smile we’d like to thank all of our generous supporters through 2017.  To date the charity has raised £5,897 since its inception in October 2017.  We’re looking forward to a busy 2018 when we hope to continue to help  many more children and their families as they struggle with the reality of cancer.

Pavilion and Muztrans

We’d also like to thank those who have contributed through collection tins, and those who have “hosted” them.  In a short time we have raised £348.72.  A big thanks go to Muztrans, The Pavilion and Freshfry Ipswich.

Cey and Gulay are travelling to Cyprus in January and will take the opportunity to liaise with the Oncology unit in Nicosia and meet young children and their families diagnosed with cancer to offer our first steps of support from Tanyel’s smile charity.  Further information and updates will follow soon.

Feel Good Shopping for Tanyel

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising a free donation for Tanyel’s Smile?   There are nearly 3,000 retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s, who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to Tanyel’s Smile to say thank you for shopping with them.
It’s really simple, and doesn’t cost you anything!
All you have to do is:
2. Sign up for free
3. Get shopping – your donations will be collected by easyfundraising and automatically sent to Tanyel’s Smile 
 It couldn’t be easier!
There are no catches or hidden charges and Tanyel’s Smile  will be really grateful for your donations.
Thank you for your support.

London to Paris on Two Wheels

London to Paris

On 11th August 2018 the team at Tanyel’s Smile plan to complete the gruelling London to Paris cycle ride in 24 hour.  If you’d like to join us on this challenge for a very good cause helping children going through trauma of cancer, please sign up (at the bottom of the page).

A Fun 24 Hours in the Saddle

The 24 hour London to Paris bike ride route is via Newhaven & Dieppe as follows:

  • London to Newhaven – 90 km / 56 miles (a doddle)
  • Newhaven to Dieppe – Ferry. Approximately 4 hrs crossing (even easier but stay of the duty free)
  • Dieppe to Paris – 160 km / 100 miles (the hard bit_
  • Arrive at the Arc de Triomphe feeling somewhat triumphant 

Tanyel in ParisTotal cycling distance = 250 km / 156 miles.London to Paris by bike in 24 hours is a challenging yet totally epic ride. It’s a real adventure and an opportunity to push yourself and reap the rewards. Fancy taking on this endurance challenge to cycle across 2 countries in under 24 hours?  Now is your chance!  Imagine setting off from Greenwich London Saturday afternoon next stop – Paris where steak, frites and beers await you.Cycling starts from iconic Greenwich cutty sark on the way out of town.After the obligatory pre-ride pictures you will set off and roll through the English countryside and hills as you make your way to the coast. Newhaven to Dieppe spend your night grabbing a few well-earned hours of shut-eye on the 4 hour ferry crossing until you land on mainland Europe. Ride your bike through sleepy French towns until the sun comes up. Stop at the French Boulanger for patisseries that have come straight out of the oven. Finally, you arrive at L’Arc de Triomphe and cycle down Les Champs Elysees all within 24 hours before tucking into steak frites and beer while gazing at the Eiffel Tower  (or Tour de Eiffel if you’re French). What an unforgettable way to spend the first half of your weekend.

London to Paris

There will be no fundraising target amount to raise We will have one page and all donations raised will go towards Tanyel’s Smile all you need to do is bring yourself and a nice bike ?? which you will be comfortable riding and enjoy the team spirit cycling together. We will have leading escort vehicle to follow with cycle route planned and an escort vehicle at rear to look out for us just in case one needs to stop or pullover for any reason or needs a short break . All bags and other items will be kept safe with escort vehicles and plenty breaks will be taken through our journey. We will board a late ferry crossing from Newhaven so you can rest & sleep for 4 hours arriving early Sunday morning Dieppe for breakfast and then continue about 100 miles to Paris . 

Tea Party Thank You

Tea Party

On Saturday 7th October Remziye Cesur held a ladies tea and cake party in memory of Tanyel.  We would like to thank all of the ladies who attended and a big thank you to Remziye for her excellent organisation.  

The event raised a fantastic £470.  That’s a lot of cups of tea,

2018 Kilimanjaro Marathon in Tanzania


The amazing Andy Sharpe has added another date to his 2018 fundraising diary for Tanyel’s Smile – the Kilimanjaro Marathon in Tanzania.

Situated south of the equator – in Tanzania – at 5 895 metres, Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain and the highest free standing mountain in the world (as it is not part of a mountain range).  Huge permanent glaciers flow down from the summit, and the sheer presence of this huge mountain dominates the entire area. An icon in Africa, “Kili“ as she is affectionately known, is one of the sights every person should see at least once in his or her life.

Every year, at the end of February/beginning March, a standard 42.2 km marathonis held in the town of Moshi, Tanzania. This race has been set up to promote the sport in Tanzania, and has the official backing of the Tanzania Tourist Board, the Tanzania Amateur Athletics Association, the IAAF, and is registered with AIMS.

This year’s event is on March 4th 2018 and event information can be found here http://www.kilimanjaromarathon.com

Let’s hope Andy takes his factor 50!



A Big Thank You to Ilkley

Tanyel Mug

A big thank from the team and from Andy Sharpe to everyone who donated to money at the fundraising event in Ilkley.  A brilliant £215 was raised for Tanyel’s Smile.

We’d also like to thank Andy for his overwhelming support for the charity.  In addition to the recent heroic events Andy will be running the 2018 Kilimanjaro Marathon in Tanzania (see https://www.tanyelssmile.org.uk/2017/10/11/2018-kilimanjaro-marathon-in-tanzania/.)

It sounds exhausting just reading the title!

2017 Yorkshire Marathon

Good luck to Andy Sharpe who on Sunday 8th October will be running the Yorkshire Marathon.

Andy (pictured below) would like to thank Pendle Sportswear in Ilkley for creating his top free of charge.  It’s rather fetching I’m sure you’ll agree.

If you’d like to support Andy, donations can be made either through Tanyel’s Smile or on Andy’s Just Giving Page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/andrew-sharpe11

We know you won’t need it but Good Luck Andy!

Andy Sharpe Yorkshire Marathon

Another Week, Another Marathon

Bournemouth Marathon Festival, 1 October 2016

This weekend (the 7th October 2017) Tanyel’s father Ceyhun will again be running the Bournemouth Marathon for Tanyel’s Smile.  This is the second heroic year he’ll be running along the coast (and the roads, and the pier) and we wish him well.

Hopefully the weather will be fine and the sea not too rough – we don’t want him to be washed away.  Any support you can provide will be greatly appreciated and donations can be made at http://www.justgiving.com/c-uzun2tanyelssmile

Good luck Cey, and thank you!

Cey's T-Shirt

A High-Flying Thank You

Gualy Enjoying Flying

On Sunday 24th September we held a paragliding charity event, Flying High for Tanyel which, was attended by many family and friends. To date we’ve raised £1,375 for Tanyel’s Smile.

Well done to Tanyel’s mum Gulay who managed to fly after leaving her nerves behind on the ground. She’s done amazingly well, so brave!

We would like to thank all family and friends who have donated and attended to support this event. An extremely big thank you also goes to Highline Paragliding for their generous donation and to Smile Please Sidcup studios for providing all of the t-shirts and prints. We greatly appreciate your support

Flying High in Northern Cyprus

Flying High - Team

We’re delighted to invite all family and friends to North Cyprus for a charity event Tanyel’s smile:  Flying High for Tanyel.

Flying High - TanyelThose brave enough will be Paragliding from kyrenia mountains, the highest peeks st Hilarion castle on Sunday 24th September 2017.  There will be picnic at the landing site also all sales of t-shirts will go towards Tanyel’s smile charity.

If you’re able to be there please come along and support us.  All are welcome.  It should be a great day out.

Thank you.