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Fethiye International Group (FIG) charity shop reopens to customers

Charity News & Events – week ending 09 March 2019 - a fresh new brand for FIG

Non-essential retail stores were given the green light to reopen by the government on 11 May after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic since March.

Over the weeks the FIG shop was closed, members of the management team have been working very hard to give the shop a fresh new look and implementing vital safety measures to keep their team members and customers safe.

The FIG management team are now delighted to be able to announce that shop will reopen on Monday 22 June at 11am.

What measures have been implemented?

The shop has been decorated, cleaned and professionally sanitised.

All team members and customers MUST wear a mask at all times.

The temperature of team members and customers will be checked before entering the shop.

All customers must sanitize their hands on entry.

Social distancing markers have been installed at the pay point.

Have a look at our photo gallery

Photographs by Norman Clark

For further details of professional sanitizing and products please contact Semih Ozguder via Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp 0090 532 155 9605.

Shop opening hours

For the time being the shop will be open on reduced hours:

Monday: 11:00 – 15:00

Wednesday: 11:00 – 15:00

Saturday: 11:00 – 15:00

Please note that due to the curfew on Saturday 27 June, the shop will open on Friday 26 June. This change is for one week only.

Click on the Google Maps link below for the location of the shop.


A message from the FIG Management Team

“We are looking forward to getting back to a new normal and working with our team again to raise funds to help children in our local community. We know our customers have been missing us so it will be great to see them again too.”

FIG two year anniversary financial update

It is two years ago today that the new FIG Management Team was formed. They certainly weren’t expecting the events of the last few months, however, with things starting to tentatively reopen and thoughts turning to safe ways of fundraising again, the team feel it’s a good time to provide a financial update.

Charity News – week ending 21 June 2020

For more information about FIG, please visit them on Facebook.

An appeal from HAYED

Charity News & Events – week ending 02 March 2019 - all about HAYED

Before the Covid 19 pandemic Hayed had to curtail treatments by vets as we had accrued a debt of over 20,000 TL.

Although we informed the public we were only able to treat emergencies, there were still animals needing treatment being brought to our attention.

This has meant that our debt at our vets has reached 40,000 TL.

Our vets have been very patient with us but we cannot expect them to wait indefinitely for payment.

Fundraising has been very difficult with no events, our Nearly New shop closed and Paypal account frozen.

Hayed are currently looking into new ways of raising funds but they will take time to organize and therefore this is a plea from our hearts.

PLEASE if you feel you can donate even 1 pound or 10tl we would be eternally grateful, as will the street animals.

You can donate at En Pati or Kent Vet. Your donation will then be subtracted from our bill.

You can use transferwise, or make a donation at one of our Turkish bank accounts.

You can find details of how to donate on our web site, www.hayed.org.

You can also make a donation to Kim Pariera, the manager at our Nearly New shop in Günlükbaşı. Alternatively, you can make a donation to Keith Pattison.

Hayed does appreciate that all charities whether people or animal related are experiencing huge difficulties with fundraising as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic but unless we can clear at least some of this debt we will have to stop ALL treatments for the foreseeable future.

Thank you in anticipation of your support.

For more information about HAYED, please visit them on Facebook