A party with a difference

Organised by Gill Sanderson, Ümit Kasım and Karen Okka after the retirement of founder, George Rimmer last year, Soul Train is in its second year and is a party with a difference.

Soul Train is an event organised to raise money for local charities. This year the team chose Yaşam İçin Yarış (Race For Life) and Hands Neutering as the Soul Train destinations and 50% of the money raised would be donated to each of the chosen charities.

“All aboard the Soul Train”

They say ” The best party always happens in the kitchen”

That saying was disproved on Thursday 5 September when over 600 revellers boarded the Soul Train at Leb-i-Derya Aksazlar and embarked on an evening of non stop music, dancing, foam and fun, fun, fun!

Soul Train 2019 raises over 50,000TL for local charities - "Oh What a Night!"
More than 600 people filled Leb-i-Derya Aksazlar. Photo by Dave Roue
Soul Train 2019 raises over 50,000TL for local charities - "Oh What a Night!"
A stunning location for a very special event

A superb venue, live music from the talented Onur Asilkılıç and music and foam party by Soul Train’s own DJ Ümit, ensured the evening was wall-to-wall enjoyment from beginning to end.

Soul Train 2019 raises over 50,000TL for local charities - "Oh What a Night!"
Live music was provided by the talented Onur Asilkılıç. Photo by Norman Clark
Soul Train 2019 raises over 50,000TL for local charities - "Oh What a Night!"
DJ Umit is in the house. Photo by Norman Clark
Soul Train 2019 raises over 50,000TL for local charities - "Oh What a Night!"
Fun in the foam. Photo by Norman Clark
Soul Train 2019 raises over 50,000TL for local charities - "Oh What a Night!"
Fun in the foam. Photo by Norman Clark

The fantastic raffle and auction prizes donated by local businesses and the generosity of people helped to raise the final staggering amount of …50,300 TL

Soul Train 2019 raises over 50,000TL for local charities - "Oh What a Night!"
One of the hampers for the auction. Photo by Norman Clark
Soul Train 2019 raises over 50,000TL for local charities - "Oh What a Night!"
Another hamper for the auction. Photo by Norman Clark

For more Soul Train photographs by Norman Clark, please visit Fethiye Times on Facebook.

Featured photograph by Steve Parsley.

Presenting the money

On Friday, the Soul Train team invited the two charities along to Leb-i-Derya Aksazlar to present them with a donation of 25,150 TL each. The presentation was attended by members of the Yaşam İçin Yarış team and Brenda Singleton from Animal Care Uzumlu, representing HANDS neutering.

The money was presented to Dilek Dinçer, Director of FETAV and a member of the Yaşam İçin Yarış committee and Brenda Singleton on behalf of HANDS

Soul Train 2019 raises over 50,000TL for local charities - "Oh What a Night!"
The Soul Train team and charities “strutting their stuff” at the presentation. Photo by Steve Parsley

The presentation was attended by FRT TV. To view the interview, fast forward to 14 minutes.

14 EYLÜL ANA HABER BÜLTENİ#SİYASET #SPOR #EKONOMİ #FETHİYE #MUĞLA #SEYDİKEMER #BODRUM #HABER

Posted by FRT TV on Saturday, September 14, 2019

Yaşam İçin Yarış (Race For Life Turkey)

Soul Train 2019 raises over 50,000TL for local charities - "Oh What a Night!"
Fethiye “races for life” in 2018. Photo by Norman Clark

Yaşam İçin Yarış Fethiye operates under FETAV and has become an annual event, now in it’s fifth year. All money raised is used to buy equipment for the Oncology department at the Fethiye Devlet (State) Hospital) and to help cancer sufferers in Fethiye and the local area receive life saving treatment.

The money from Soul Train will be used to help children with cancer. This year’s event will take place on Sunday 27th October. For more information about Yaşam İçin Yarış, please read Yaşam İçin Yarış 2019 – Fethiye races for life for the fifth year

www.yasamicinyaris.com

Hands Neutering

Soul Train 2019 raises over 50,000TL for local charities - "Oh What a Night!"

HANDS is a neutering charity operating under the registered Animal Care Uzumlu charity (ACU). It’s aim is “A reduced but healthy population of street animals.”

The HANDS charity, run by Jenny Connor based in the U.K., helps individuals and organisations to neuter animals all over the Fethiye area. Private vets give the HANDS charity a reduced price so that as many animals as possible can be neutered.

For more information about HANDS, please visit them on Facebook

Credits

No big event is complete without the credits and the Soul Train team, Yaşam İçin Yaris and HANDS Neutering would like to say a big thank you to the following people and businesses who donated prizes to support the event.

In no particular order…

Volkan’s Adventures, Dalyan

Intersky Travel

Bella Mama’s Restaurant, Çalış

Nil Boutique Hotel and Restaurant, Çalış

Dragon Boat, Ölüdeniz

Animal’s Excursions

K Bar & Gastro Lounge 

Motif Restaurant, Çalış

Ozlem’s Turkish Table

Nevada Su Hotel, Çalış

Oben Restaurant, Çalış

Karizma Restaurant, Ovacık

Fethiye Airport Transfers

Martı Transfer 

Mekan Beach Club, Kocaçalış

Sugars Boat Tour

Turkish Ivy Restaurant, Hisarönü

Summer Jam, Hisarönü

Remer Hotel, Çalış

Osmanlı Kahvecisi, Fethiye

Yakamoz Hotel, Ovacık 

El Nino Restaurant, Hisarönü

Maria’s Restaurant, Çalış

Park Alya Restaurant, Üzümlü

Oceanwide Properties

Megri Vet 

Hotel Room Escape, Ovacık

Ilkays Eat and Drink, Hisarönü 

Berkay Koç

Selim Kuaför, Fethiye

Shelley Yiltir

Kafe 48 

Memories Restaurant and Cocktail Bar, Hisarönü

Talk of the Town, Hisarönü

London Hair & Beauty, Hisarönü

Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath, Hisarönü

Tonic Bar, Hisarönü

Friendz Coffee Time Restaurant, Ovacık

Yacht Classic Hotel

Olive Garden, Kabak

Esnaf Hospital

Dental Operation Centre (DOC), Fethiye 

Fethiye Lovers Travel Agency

Beauty by Hannah

Sasha Pierce  

Turkan Kuaför, Çalış

Booty Hair Salon, Hisarönü

Deniz Kuaför, Fethiye

Glamour, Hisarönü

Legends Bar, Hisarönü 

Eken Weddings

Tuna Birgit

Evim Garden Centre 

Aqua Kent Pet Shop

Feniks Grooming Parlour

Eren Store

Papillon Boutique, Fethiye 

Taş Mekan, Fethiye

Mozaik Bahçe Fethiye

Mancero Kitchen

Summer Rose Restaurant, Çalış

Café Soul, Çalış

Çalış Beach Indian Restaurant

Uptown Çalış

Shine Indian Restaurant

Chinese Rose Restaurant, Hisarönü

Sunset Restaurant, Hisarönü

Crystal Lounge Bar

Eddy’s Place, Üzümlü

Cadianda Restaurant, Üzümlü

The Winehouse, Üzümlü

Sumak Restaurant, Üzümlü

And last but very definitely not least, a massive thank you Nebi and the Leb-i-Derya Aksazlar team and to everyone who came along and made the evening such a success.

Until the next time Soul Train leaves the station…

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