North Cyprus has a wonderful reputation for its ability to form effective and extremely helpful organisations to benefit the local and expat population. Some of these organisations form a group of charities dedicated to those who have fallen ill through cancer.
Their duties and services vary, but all have the same aim, and that is to provide professional, financial, medical, and psychological support through their network of helpers and volunteers.
All these organisations have now been running for some years, and can provide cancer suffers with help managing the formalities of hospital treatment and care, as well raising funds through their charity shops and activities to help purchase much needed equipment for local hospital oncology wards.
The residents and businesses of North Cyprus are also very generous when it comes to helping to raise these funds, by waiving business fees and giving free use of their premises, attending gala dinners, bazaars and coffee mornings as well as providing items to sell at charity shops, with some doing much appreciated volunteer work in their spare time as well.
Below you can find details of organisations that operate within the TRNC, but also those that hold events in North Cyprus for the benefit of a wider audience:
North Cyprus Cancer Charity Trust
Kyrenia – Tel : +90 (0)533 865 0992
Holds monthly coffee morning, bingo evenings, charity dinners and runs a charity shop at the following location:
Kyrenia – behind the post office in Kyrenia – open most Saturdays apart from summer months.
Tulips – Help Those With Cancer Association
Tulips has helped thousands of cancer suffers, not just through its fund raising activities but also by providing psychological assistance, specialist equipments and grants for overseas care if necessary, and even more importantly were instrumental in the setting up of the oncology ward at Lefkoşa state hospital. They hold regular fund raising events such as horse racing nights, fayres and other activities such as football tournaments and has charity shops in the following locations:
Lefkoşa – Necati Hasan Binaları No 16, Ali Riza Efendi Cad., Ortaköy – Tel : +90 (0)392 228 9807 / +90 (0)392 228 3209
Lefkoşa – Lefkoşa Muhtar Yusuf Galeria Dukkan No 118, Kat 1 Atatürk Cad., Küçük Kaymaklı – Tel : +90 (0)533 861 9990
Kyrenia – Asdemir Çarşı No 15, Asdemir – Tel : +90 (0)542 854 0868
Famagusta – Cengizhan Yolu 20 Temmuz Dukkanları Umut Yolu – Tel : +90 (0)542 850 2903
Pro-Cancer Research Fund
This organisation grew from interest expressed by Cypriot’s based in the UK after research conducted and published in the Sunday Times newspaper. Now it has a full time walk-in centre in Palmers Green. This organisation now holds a yearly ‘orchid walk’ in North Cyprus in February to raise funds for much needed cancer research, and they are aided by North Cyprus residents and walk experts. You can check out their website for information on the organisation and details for the yearly walks at www.theorchidwalk.com.