Fethiye did it again when over 200 people turned out to take part in Yaşam İçin Yarış (Race For Life Turkey) on Sunday.

Donations and sponsor monies are still coming in but it’s looking like the best year yet. Once we have the total we’ll make an announcement. All money should be paid into Dilek Dinçer at the FETAV office in Fethiye by Friday 8th November.

Yaşam İçin Yarış (Race For Life Turkey) - Registration Points - Open Now!
The FETAV office is in the Kaymakamlığı building next to the PTT

We can’t finish up this year’s event without saying a massive thank you to everyone involved who made the event so successful.

Sponsors

We are proud to work with our sponsors who continue to generously support Yaşam İçin Yarış.

Our main sponsors are recognizable by their logos on the t-shirts.

Yacht Classic

An elegantly decorated hotel with a seafront location in Fethiye, the Yacht Classic has sponsored the event for the second year. Our thanks go to Batuhan Kaya and Mustafa and Banu Argın for their continued support.

Yacht Classic also provided water for the entrants.

Yaşam İçin Yarış - thank you and what's next?
Yacht Classic owner and member of the FETAV board, Mustafa Argın, presenting the medals to the winners of the women’s category. Photo by Norman Clark.

www.yachtclassichotel.com

Turkey Homes

Founded by Tolga Ertukel, who has more than ten years of experience in selling Turkish property to a global audience, Turkey Homes has a head office in London with branches in Istanbul, Fethiye, Bodrum and many other regions in Turkey. The company has worked with many overseas buyers to help them find their dream home by offering a comprehensive property buying service from start to finish.

Turkey Homes became a sponsor for the first time this year. Our thanks go to Tolga for his support.

Yaşam İçin Yarış - thank you and what's next?
Turkey Homes owner, Tolga Ertukel, starting the bike race. Photo by Norman Clark.

www.turkeyhomes.com

Other sponsors are:

Spectrum Dalyan

Built against the breath-taking backdrop of Dalyan, Spectrum is an all-encompassing healing retreat specially designed to accentuate positive energy and mindfulness.  

Spectrum have been our sponsor for the last three years. This year was very poignant for owner Jo Sparrow as her husband Tom, lost his battle with cancer in September this year.

Yaşam İçin Yarış - thank-yous and what's next?
A poignant moment as the circle of hands and minutes silence is dedicated to Tom. Photo by Steve Parsley.
Yaşam İçin Yarış - thank-yous and what's next?
A poignant moment as the circle of hands and minutes silence is dedicated to Tom. Photo by Norman Clark.

www.spectrumturkey.co.uk

Sinan’s Place, Dalyan

Sinan’s Place has been our sponsor for two years. This restaurant in Dalyan is more than just a sponsor as the owner, Sinan Korkmaz, also hosts the Yaşam İçin Yarış fundraising quiz night every Sunday throughout the summer.

Facebook: Sinan’s Place Last Drop

King Emlak, Dalyan

King Emlak are an estate agent in the Dalyan area and are experts in Turkish property. They also rent properties for holiday makers or longer term renters, and offer a property management service.

King Emlak have been our sponsors for two years. We would like to thank owner, Sezgin Yiğit, for his continued support.

King Emlak Estates

Ölüdeniz Hash House Harriers

Sponsors for the first time this year, Ölüdeniz Hash House Harriers are a hash walking/running group suitable for the whole family. They meet every two weeks to walk or run on hash’s set by our members around the beautiful area of Fethiye.

Thank you to Paddy Distin and the group for their generosity and support. Thanks also go to Paddy for her hard work in registering entrants for the event.

Yaşam İçin Yarış - thank-yous and what's next?
Ölüdeniz Hash House Harriers. Photo by Norman Clark.

Associate Sponsors

Our Associate sponsors support us by donating merchandise or products for the event.

Animal’s Excursions

Owner Semih Özgüder (AKA Animal) prides himself on making sure his excursions give you the best day of your holiday …satisfaction guaranteed!

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Semih Özgüder (AKA Animal) in one of his distinctive vehicles.

Thank you to Semih for donating 200 bandanas to Yaşam İçin Yarış this year. You’ll have seen them in the photographs been worn by the entrants …and some by their pets.

Yaşam İçin Yarış - thank-yous and what's next?

www.animalexcursions.co.uk

Çaçaron

Thank you to Uğur Çaçaron for providing us with 20 cases of water for the entrants for the fifth year.

Fundraisers

Our fundraisers have been fantastic job this year, with fundraising activities taking place across the summer.

Quiz nights at Sinan’s Place in Dalyan

Quiz nights have been held at Sinan’s Place in Dalyan every Sunday from 28th April to 13 October 2019. The total amount raised was 18,276 TL

3 Minis go to Turkey

On 1st May 2019, Dave Cassidy, Anthony Baker, Gareth Rose, Daren Lee, Hugh Lloyd, Lee Edwards and three Mini Cooper S cars left Cannock in Staffordshire to drive to Hisarönü in Fethiye, Turkey (and back) to raise money for the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham and Yaşam İçin Yarış in Fethiye.

Our thanks to organizer Dave Cassidy and the team.

The amount raised was 18,300 TL

3 Minis go to Turkey - 5000 miles, 13 countries, 10 days and 2 charities
Dave and the team meeting with Fethiye Governor and head of FETAV, Muzaffer Şahiner.

 3 Minis go to Turkey – 5000 miles, 13 countries, 10 days and 2 charities

Soul Train

On Thursday 5 September, 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! The money raised was donated to Yaşam İçin Yarış and Hands Neutering.

Our thanks to organizers Gill Sanderson, Ümit Kasım and Karen Okka.

The amount raised for Yaşam İçin Yarış was 20,215 TL

Soul Train 2019 raises over 50,000TL for local charities - "Oh What a Night!"
The Soul Train team presenting their donation to Team Yaşam İçin Yarış in September. Photo by Steve Parsley

Soul Train 2019 raises over 50,000TL for local charities – “Oh What a Night!”

Glamour

The second dedicated fundraising evening for Yaşam İçin Yarış held at Glamour proved to be another massive success.

Our thanks to Glamour owners Selamettin and Pauline Yılmaz, Lisa Koşe, Clark.W.Burton, Jay Myers and the Glamour team.

The amount raised was 20,215 TL

The glitz of Glamour – special charity show boosts Yaşam İçin Yarış funds
Glamour fundraiser – the end of a fantastic night.

Total raised by Glamour including fundraising at VIP Lounge in Ölüdeniz is 21,515 TL

The glitz of Glamour – special charity show boosts Yaşam İçin Yarış funds

Other fundraisers

Coffee morning at Olive Grove Village in Ovacık. Our thanks go to Maz Gollancz and Sue Wiggins. The amount raised was 3,000 TL. Olive Grove Village also raised a further 2,000 TL at their quiz nights and summer event.

Coffee morning at Turtle Restaurant in Ovacık. Our thanks go to organizer Anne McKay and Turtle Bar owner, Emrah Suluntay. The amount raised was 650 TL

Garden Party at Yesil’s Kelebek Ev in Kadikoy. Our thanks go to organizers Maryanne and Umut Yeşil. The amount raised was 1,700 TL

Coffee morning at the Yengeç Hotel in Ovacık. The money raised was donated to Yaşam İçin Yarış and MacMillan UK. Our thanks go to organizers Lucy Güneş and her mum, Di. The amount raised for Yaşam İçin Yarış was 8,000 TL

The Üzümlü Group – Cake and Bake sale

The Üzümlü Group who donated the proceeds of their October cake and bake sale to Yaşam İçin Yarış. The amount raised was 1,400 TL.

And last but definitely not least…

Pete cycles for cancer

Peter Simpson cycled 4,250 km from Ormskirk in West Lancashire to Üzümlü near Fethiye in Turkey, raising money for Yaşam İçin Yarış. Click on the link below to read more.

Pete cycles 4,250 km to raise money for cancer

Pete raised over 13,000 TL and was presented with a commemorative plate and medal at the event on Sunday as a thank you for his incredible effort.

Pete also took part in the event and came 5th in the men’s category.

Yaşam İçin Yarış - thank you and what's next?
Pete was presented a commemorative plate by FETAV Director, Dilek Dinçer and Yaşam İçin Yarış Project Coordinator, Lyn Ward. Photo by Norman Clark.

Thanks also go to…

Our registration points, Mozaik Bahçe, The Mulberry Tree, Bambu Bar and Restaurant, Glamour, Angel Homes, Fethiye Engelliler Sanat ve Eğitim Merkezi, King Emlak, Sinan’s Place, Paddy Distin. Also to our helpers with pop-up registration points.

Fethiye Governor, Muzaffer Şahiner and the head of the Fethiye Devlet Hospital, Yavuz Okulu for their participation and continued support of the event. We would also like to thank British Honorary Consul, Mustafa Şıkman for taking part.

Dr. Banu Mumcu and her team from Ketem (Cancer Early Diagnosis, Screening and Training Center)

Yaşam İçin Yarış - thank-yous and what's next?
Dr Banu and thee KETEM team. Photo by Natalia Alpatova.

KETEM Cancer Screening – don’t be late, be healthy

Carol and Terry Vaughan and Andrea Bird for arranging the first ever cycle race, a suggestion from a HOPE Cancer Support Group meeting.

Yaşam İçin Yarış - thank-yous and what's next?
The start of first ever cycle race taking part in Yaşam İçin Yarış. Photo by Norman Clark.

HOPE – Fethiye’s support group

Berkay Koç and Lucy Joy, who joined us for the first time to lead the warm up, adding a new dimension to the day.

Facebook: Berkay Koç Fitness

Fethiye Polis for their presence and support in leading both the cycle race and the 5km event.

Yaşam İçin Yarış - thank-yous and what's next?
Fethiye Polis clearing the way. Photo by Steve Parsley.

F.O.S.K 4×4 for escorting the cycle race round the peninsula to make sure they were safe. Also for delivering route marshalls and water to the control points.

Yaşam İçin Yarış - thank-yous and what's next?
The F.O.S.K 4×4 team. Photo by Norman Clark.

Facebook: F.O.S.K. (Fethiye Orman Spor Kulübü 4×4 Offroad Takımı)

Nebi Akgül, owner of Leb-i-Derya Aksazlar for providing the stage.

Norman Clark, Natalia Alpatova, Steve Parsley and Mick Scarsbrook for the wonderful photographs and video that capture the essence and emotion of the day forever.

The video by Mick Scarsbrook captures the atmosphere and emotion of the day perfectly…

To see more of Mick’s videos, subscribe to his You Tube channel.

Team Yaşam İçin Yarış – well what can I say? It’s been a lot of hard work but what a result!

You are the ‘A’ team ( or should that be the ‘YİY’ team?)

Yaşam İçin Yarış - thank-yous and what's next?
What a team! Photo by Norman Clark.

The biggest thank you of all goes to the people who have turned up and supported all the fundraising activities and those of you who turned out to ‘race for life’…

Fethiye – YOU ROCK!

What’s next?

The team are reviewing this year’s event ready for the planning of Yaşam İçin Yarış 2020. We have to choose the best date to hold the event and make sure we don’t end up in the same position as we did this year and having to change the date.

We’ll be meeting with the Devlet Hospital to talk about any help they need and we will continue to help cancer patients in Fethiye and the local area receive the life-saving treatment they need.

We’ll bring you updates as we have them.

Run IT, Walk IT, Cycle IT, Beat IT!

Featured photograph by Natalia Alpatova

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