Fethiye Times Charity News  – our pick of recent news and events from local charities.

‘Paraglide Pack’ jump for Animal Aid

On Wednesday 17 May four expats took a ‘leap’ from Babadağ to raise money for Animal Aid (AA), a local animal charity.

Animal Aid helps, heals, fosters and re-homes sick, injured and abandoned street dogs and cats from in and around Fethiye.

Gareth Patten, Sarah Akkaya, Gloria Pattison and Ishbel Taromsari (AKA World Bike Girl) formed a ‘paragliding pack’ and set about planning a sponsored paragliding event from the world renowned Babadağ (Father Mountain) in Ölüdeniz.

The big day

The big day dawned to somewhat unsettled weather and it was touch and go as to whether or not the flight would have to be postponed.

This didn’t deter the intrepid team of fundraisers who slowly made their ascent, with local experts Sky Sports, up to a height of 1200 metres above sea level.

Ishbel, Sarah, Gareth and Gloria – ready to go!

Once the gusty winds subsided, all four adventurers took off safely, soaring over the stunning scenery of Ölüdeniz with its famous lagoon, beach and turquoise waters.

Supporters were waiting by the landing area to cheer them home.

Photos please

There was time for photographs before the rain rolled in over the hills.

The event raised a grand total of 5880 Turkish Lira for Animal Aid and everyone had a truly memorable experience too.

Thankyou to everyone who sponsored Gareth, Sarah, Ishbel and Gloria so generously.

Click here for more information about Animal Aid

FIG Spring Craft Fayre

On Tuesday 23rd May, FIG held their Spring Craft Fayre on the Kordon by Address Restaurant in Fethiye.

Once again local artists and crafters turned out with a dazzling array of beautiful hand made goods, home made cakes and much more!

A very sociable affair

What better way to spend a Tuesday than wandering around the colourful stalls, greeting old friends and enjoying the relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

FIG Chairman, Sheila Tongue, said

“The craft fayre was a great success, we had positive feedback from stallholders and visitors. Monies raised were approximately 1245tl which will  go towards funding projects to help the local children in the Fethiye area”

FIG would like to say a very big thank you to everyone involved.
If you missed us on Tuesday the next FIG Craft Faye will be held on the evening of Tuesday 26th September from 4pm – 11pm.
We hope to see you there
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