The official opening of Fethiye International Group’s new shop on Monday 2nd February

attracted a good deal of local interest.

The charity’s volunteers, under the guidance of shop manager, Linda Jones, have worked

hard over recent weeks to refurbish the large, new Patlangıç premises.

Fethiye FIG shop opening

By Fethiye for Fethiye

The shop is filled with clothes, books and many other useful items, all generously

donated by the people of Fethiye and holiday makers.

Over the past decade the FIG charity shop has become one of the most popular

places to donate or buy second hand clothes: there are some real bargains to be found.

Fethiye FIG shop opening

The Fethiye based organisation’s decision to move to larger premises, just a short

walk down the main road from the Patlangıç Saturday market site, will certainly

increase local footfall.

Open for business

Sheila Tongue and FETAV treasurer and British Honorary Consul, Mustafa Şıkman

made short speeches and then the door opened.

Fethiye FIG shop opening

FIG supporters piled in as customers searched for a bargain,

munched on a slice of cake provided by loyal FIG helpers, Pat Goldsmith Doug and Ann Jones

or admired the wonderful mural painted by Ann Cohen.

Ann Cohen's FIG mural
Ann Cohen’s FIG mural
Fethiye FIG shop opening
FIG founding member, Grace Carter

Closer community

FIG spokesperson, Sheila Tongue told Fethiye Times:

Everything has gone really well and the opening was a great success.
This is due to the incredibly hard work by the FIG team and wonderful
generosity from our supporters.

I would particularly like to thank Anne Cohen, the talented artist who
painted the mural, Eren Spot and Apple Estates maintenance team who
provided a lot of materials and support.

Without all this help, from everyone involved, we would never have been
able to open on time.”

Mustafa Şıkman reminded everyone of the importance of charity in a community such

as Fethiye and how it brings a community closer together.

Map showing new shop
Map showing new shop

For more information about Fethiye International Group (FIG) visit their website