Saturday, 30 March 2013

Hats off to Animal Aid for another excellent fundraising event - their Easter Eggstravaganza

It is of course Easter weekend and even here in Turkey it means that there are a lot of events going on - too many in fact to be able to attend them all. But as animal lovers, one that we were definitely not going to miss was the Animal Aid Easter Eggstravaganza held today in Calis.

So this morning we set off down to Calis to support their fund-raising event. I have mentioned the Animal Aid Fethiye Group several times in previous posts, and I make no apologies for mentioning them yet again.

Animal Aid's Easter Eggstravaganza held today in Calis was well supported.....

.... and the stands were selling some lovely items ......

These guys work tirelessly for the street and abandoned animals here, and when they are not out dealing with the sometimes heart-rending situations that crop up time and time again, they are personally looking after sick and injured animals and running backwards and forwards to the vets and the animal shelter. So hats off to them that they also have to find additional time to organise and hold fund-raising events to allow them to continue to do this vital work.

.... yummy food - chutneys, jams ...........

... and some heavenly baking donated by their supporters

Animal Aid regularly hold sales of donated items to raise money, but this weekend they organised a much bigger event with additional stands, painted egg and Easter Bonnet competitions and even Indian Head Massage. The event covered an entire side street in Calis and was really well supported.

Some of the Easter bonnet entries .......

... and the painted eggs

 Animal Aid's events are renowned for being great fun so it was no surprise to meet the Easter Bunny and the Easter Chicken in the midst of it all. Well done you guys, we applaud you all!

We met the Easter Bunny ...........

... and the Easter Chicken!

If you are a visitor to Calis this summer, please support any events that Animal aid are holding - they are always great fun. But if your visit doesn't coincide with any of their events they will accept any items that you do not want to take back in your suitcases (to make room for all the new purchases you have made) or even just a small donation is most welcome.

We have been holidaying in Turkey for many years and believe me the difference these people have made, both in alleviating suffering, reducing the number of street animals and educating people is phenomenal and we will support them and further their cause all that we can.

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Or in the case of an emergency their number is 0535 064 1417


  1. Well done Animal Aid Fethiye. It's all too easy to move to this country and ignore the plight of the street animals. It's heartwarming when you find others who care about the welfare of animals as much as we do, and get off their backsides to do something about it xxx

    1. I agree wholeheartedly Ayak and the update is that they managed to raise 4,500 tl which will help a lot of animals in need in this area.

  2. Well done to AAF. Love the Easter bonnets.