The Çalış based 3C’s children’s charity held their AGM on Tuesday: click 3Cs AGM 2014 to read it in full.

Who ate all the cakes?

The 3C’s held their Autumn Coffee Morning and Fashion Show at the Ceren Hotel recently and raised a record amount of 3,100TL with over 1,200TL being raised on the sale of home-made cakes and savouries alone!

It was the charity’s fourth seasonal coffee morning and fashion show and it is fast becoming one of their signature events.

Who ate all the cakes?
Who ate all the cakes?

With lots of stalls selling a wide range of gift items, jewellery, 3C’s merchandise and calendars as well as a popular tombola stall and raffle, there was brisk trade throughout the morning before everyone took to their seats for the much awaited fashion show.

Cake walk

Models at 3Cs Cake Sale and Fashion Show
Models at 3Cs Cake Sale and Fashion Show

Compered by Çalış’s own fashion aficionado George Rimmer, the volunteer models, all 3C’s members, supporters and friends, took to the catwalk showing off a great selection of the new season’s range of quality pre-loved casual wear, smart day wear, coats and evening wear from the 3C’s charity shop, many being designer labels and UK high street names.

The following day the outfits went on sale at the 3C’s charity shop and they were simply flying off the rails.

3C's Tombola
3C’s Tombola

The 3C’s would like to thank everyone who took part, helped on the day, baked a cake or attended and of course the Ceren staff. The next coffee morning and fashion show will take place in March to launch the Spring/Summer wear collection.

Çalış Christmas Fair details announced

3C's Çalış Christmas Fair
3C’s Çalış Christmas Fair


The festive season starts early on Sunday 7th December when the 8th Çalış Christmas Fair takes place. Details of this year’s fair have just been announced by organizers Çalış Children’s Charity (the 3C’s) and it promises to be huge!

Colourful Christmas fun in Çalış

The colourful traditional festive fair which attracts stallholders and visitors by the coach-load from all over the Mugla area, takes place along in and around the restaurant’s on Çalış seafront from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm

3cs Poster English 7 Dec 2014

As well as an abundance of stalls selling traditional Christmas decorations, tree ornaments, garlands, candles, cards, cakes, preserves, chutneys, pickles and a myriad of other Christmas items there will be lots of craft stalls selling beautiful hand-made gift items and paintings. Many of the stalls are coming from as far away as Kas, Kalkan and Marmaris.There will also be a number of charity stalls from across the area raising money for various good causes.

Fair organisers, the 3C’s, whose charity stalls will all be located next to Santa’s Winter Wonderland Grotto will not only be running a huge tombola but will be selling a lovely range of gift items.

They will also be raffling a magnificent Christmas hamper and imported goodies and festive fare from the UK so make sure you buy some tickets.


For the youngsters (and a lot of the adults!) the highlight of the day will be at 1.00 when Father Christmas arrives in his decorated sleigh along with his merry band of helpers.

Santa will then take up residence in his grotto and children can visit him and receive a present for a small charge.

A Grand Day Out

Çalış Christmas Fair will be a great family day out. It is an ideal place to pick up Christmas presents as well as unusual little stocking fillers and to stock up on your Christmas food goodies as well as a great chance to meet friends and get into the festive spirit (the bar and restaurant owners will be more than happy to oblige!!!!)

busy prom

All money raised from the stall fees (net of table and tarpaulin costs) along with sales from the 3C’s charity stalls will go towards the Çalış Children’s Charity, helping children in the local area.

If you wish to book a stall at this popular event please ring 0536 373 9520. Stalls (2 tables width) cost 30TL each.

Charity ‘Big Splash’ on New Year’s Day 

Local children’s charity, the 3C’s are again organizing their annual fancy dress sponsored “Big Splash” in the sea on New Year’s Day, 1 January. Everyone is invited to join in – and it is certain to be a surefire cure for the excesses of the previous evening’s festivities!

New Year's Day Big Splash Calis Beach, Fethiye 1 January 2013

The wacky annual event, now in its 7th year, will take place on the beach opposite Eyna Restaurant on Çalış promenade. Assembly will be from 12.00 noon and the Big Splash will take place at 1.00. The owners of Eyna restaurant, Erhan and Nalan Acar are kindly providing free hot soup for the “splashers”.

The charity hopes that the brave “splashers” will seek sponsorship and wear fancy dress for the event – the wackier the better! So if you want to join in, now is the time to start thinking of your costume. There will be a prize for the best costume.

Sponsorship forms are now available to pick up from the, 3C’s charity shop at Eyna Restaurant or you can ring 0536 3739520 or email – so you have lots of time to get your sponsorship organized.


This event is open to everyone, individuals, groups of friends, family and clubs, whether you live in Çalış, Fethiye, Uzumlu, Hisaronu or even if you are over here on holiday. So get thinking of a costume, get sponsored, get “splashing” and have fun – whilst helping the children.

3C’s Charity Shop

3cs charity shop Calis, Fethiye


Forthcoming events


ÇALIŞ CAR BOOT, SUNDAY 23 NOVEMBER 7.00 am- 2.00 pm (set up from 6.00 am), held in the car park next to the Bahar Hotel off Çalış seafront

WINTER DARTS AND POOL LEAGUE – every Monday evening – starts soon (date to be confirmed)

ÇALIŞ CHRISTMAS FAIR – SUNDAY 7 DECEMBER, 11.00-5.00 pm. Çaliş seafront. Stall bookings please ring 0536 373 9520

NEW YEARS DAY SPONSORED FANCY DRESS SPLASH 1.00 Çaliş Beach – sponsorship forms available from 3C’s shop or ring 0536 373 9520