The 3C’s said goodbye to one of its most dedicated and long serving members this week when Anne Jenns and husband Barrie left Fethiye to return to live in UK.
Anne and Barrie who came from Blackpool to live in Tasyaka 6 years ago were well known in the local area, particularly through Anne’s work both for the Children’s Charity and the former Çalış Carnival Committee.
Anne, affectionately known by the committee as “Rottweiler” (because when she got her teeth into an idea she would not let go), worked as the charity’s events co-ordinator for the last five years.
She was the main force in putting together the memorable 12 hour Çalış Carnival concert 3 years ago that was the last carnival to be organised by the committee before the event was handed over to the Çalış Association for Tourism and Publicity.
She was also responsible for organising many of the 3C’s raffles and was the charity’s internet sales person on the Facebook Fethiye Buy and Sell Forum.
As well as organising events for the 3C’s Anne also raised money for the charity by doing a sponsored paraglide (See picture) and taking part in the New Years sponsored “Splash”.
Barrie, although not actually a committee member, supported Anne in everything she did and was always there in the background helping out at the 3C’s car boot sales, coffee mornings and fairs.
Last Wednesday night the 3C’s organised a farewell party at the Shamrock bar in Çalış to thank the couple for their help and friendship.
During the evening Anne was presented with a beautiful sultanate ring which she had coveted at the recent charity auction and which the committee had secretly bid for.
The couple were also presented with a framed collage of photographs of their time with the 3C’s to hang on the wall of their new UK home.
They also had a special cake in the shape of a suitcase, complete with iced sugar raffle tickets and a sugar Efes bottle!
“We will really miss them, not only on the 3C’s, but as good friends and everyone at our charity wishes them all the luck and happiness possible in their new life in England” said 3C’s Chair Peter Clark.