The opening of the new 3C’s charity shop resembled a “Next” Sale on Friday with people queuing up for the shop to open!



From the moment Dilek Dinçer, Director of FETAV, assisted by the Chairman of the Çalış Association, Mete Ay, cut the red ribbon to declare the shop open, it was all systems go.

At one point there were 50-60 people inside the shop with armfuls of purchases and the 3’Cs staff had to wait for some customers to leave before they could let others in!!!

For those who didn’t know the whereabouts of the new 3C’s shop at the Eyna Restaurant on Çalış seafront it was easy to find as two giant inflatable sky dancer clowns pointed the way and the outside of the restaurant was decorated with a colourful balloon arch, all sponsored by 3C’s supporters.

Before the rush

“It was an absolutely fantastic day! Including the money raised from the raffle we made an amazing 1,790TL in just 3 hours and all from donated goods” said a pleased Çalış Children’s Charity Chairman Peter Clark.

“We would like to thank everyone who worked hard to get the premises ready, donated items and attended the sale. We would particularly like to thank sponsors Mehmet and Pera Organisation and our biggest thanks go to the owners of the Eyna Restaurant who have given us the use of the premises for free”.

The 3 C’s now have to restock ready for future sales so if anyone has any unwanted goods, books, clothes, bric a brac etc that they would like to donate to raise money for the children’s charity they would love to receive these. Donations can be dropped off at the Eyna restaurant at any time, even when the shop is closed. Collections can also be arranged. Please ring 0536 3739520.

The charity sales will take place every Monday and Friday throughout the year from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm.

The winning raffle tickets were:

1st prize – 7″ Digital Photo Frame – ticket 72

2nd prize – English goodie box – ticket 144

3rd prize – 1 ltr bottle wine – ticket 125

The prizes can be claimed from the shop during opening hours. Please take your winning tickets to claim.

The 3c's team and friends