The last of this season’s cruise for Animal Aid was on Saturday 28th September a real chill out day for our supporter’s.

As the season is drawing to a close this one was timed perfectly to ensure people were still able to swim in the warm sea.

The weather was absolutely glorious, our eager 85 passengers boarded and immediately as we set sail Bert captured us with his Caribbean voice and excellent musical skills.


As our guests relaxed and settled in for the day, Carole & Tayfun’s large vessel gracefully skimmed the waters beside Calis seafront.

After no time at all we were anchored down at a nearby bay, where most people aboard entered the beautiful turquoise sea.

Bert delighted us with his voice for some time whilst he rested Ian Rainey kindly strummed his guitar and sang. His music was a different genre to Bert but one just as satisfying.


At each event Animal Aid always offers a raffle, our very own raffle queen Pauline Trent was absent on this particular event a rarity it must be said!!

Along with another 4 valued members of the committee.

However, Christine Cherry (a committee member) with May Vobes a valued supporter did a grand job with the raffle.

They were assisted by Yvonne Hobbs and Linda Beckwith also avid supporters of AA.

As the day gently bumbled along everyone completely chilled and relaxed, even the polar bears and penguins wished they had purchased a ticket!

Tayfun upped the beat and played some disco sounds from the 80’s.

Lots of dancing on board as the ship made its way back into Fethiye.

Thank You

There are always so many people to thank when writing an article for AA. We have several great UK based supporters that constantly make donations of various items from the UK to us here in Turkey.

Much needed feeding bottles for kittens, suture materials for a local project, alcohol donations to raffle or auction, chocolates …….I could go on and on.

A big thank you to these people you know who you are!!

One lady who I will name is Louise Clarke who made a special trip this particular weekend JUST to attend our boat trip! That’s dedication for you.

Also a big thank you to Gill Sanderson for donating back a large bottle of Gin she won in the raffle.

This was later auctioned on board she then bid the highest price to buy back! Thank you Gill.

Carole & Tayfun always provide us with a fantastic day out at an unbeatable price. Excellent food and an efficient crew we cannot fault.