It was definitely “one in the net” for Fethiye International Group (FIG) when they presented a donation of football kits to Silkar Günlükbaşı Ortaokulu (Middle School) on Friday.
The kits were donated earlier in the year by UK football club, Leamington Hibernians. Every year the club donate their old kits to a worthy cause and, this year, contacted FIG to see if they could help.
Leamington Hibernians Football Club
Established in 1974, the efforts of Jim & Joy Barry, their extended family and a network of committed volunteers have seen Hibs mature into one of the most respected football clubs in Coventry and Warwickshire.
Have a look at their website to learn more about the club.
The club donated kits for two age groups, 5-8 years and 9-12 years.
Silkar Günükbaşı Ortaokulu (Middle School)
Silkar Günlükbaşı Ortaokulu currently has 285 pupils. The school used to have 700 however, as newer schools open in the area, the numbers have dropped. Sports teacher Alparslan Kalafatoğlu (Alpo) explained that the children take part in sports but have no kit and have to wear their own clothes and shoes.
They were delighted to receive the 9-12 year kit.
FIG, along with Sheena and Ewan from Leamington Hibs, have been invited back to to see the team kitted out and in action.
A huge thank you to Jim, Joy, Sheena and Ewan for their donation.
FIG financial update
FIG has been operating under the new management team since June and is now in a position to take on projects to help children in the local community.
The current financial position is as follows:
Total Income since 21 June 2018 less expenses
Shop takings 32,626.80 ₺
Cash Donations 2,058.00 ₺
Soul Train 13,550.00 ₺
Coffee mornings 1,551.00 ₺
Craft Fayre 3,075.00 ₺
Total 52,860.80 ₺
Regular monthly outgoings:
Bursaries (currently 16) 1,600.00 ₺ – to be increased to 20
Medical expenses 320.00 ₺
School transportation 400.00 ₺
What do they plan to do with the money?
At the end of November and early December, FIG will visit a number of local schools to assess their needs and make a decision as to what projects they will undertake.
Watch out for further details.