They Swim for Children in Need
Foreigners living in Fethiye swam in the sea at the first day of the New Year to support children in need and animals. Foreigners, most of whom are British citizens, came together at Çalış Beach in colourful costumes, joined hands, celebrated Christmas and swam in the sea for half an hour to support Turkish children and animals in need.
Foreigners gathered for the organization of Children’s Charity which is a member of FETAV and raised donations for disabled children and animals. Foreign citizens living in Fethiye, mostly British citizens, came together in interesting costumes on the beach and celebrated the New Year. Almost 20 tourists in different costumes including Oompa Loompa from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a military uniform, a Santa Mom, Belly Dancer and Penguin and ran to the sea at 01.00 p.m. Nearly 20 foreigners in interesting costumes joined hands and ran from Eyna Restaurant to the sea in screams.
Foreigners ran to swim in the sea and turned the organization into an entertainment playing with water. Many foreigners also shot their videos by cell phones. One of the organizers Graham Whitaker (57) said, “We are very happy to spend the first day of the New Year in the sea for children in need and animals.” Joanne Sankir (40) and Helen Reed (40) said, “We have spent the first day of 2013 in the sea to support children and animals. The sea was wonderful.”
It was announced the Association had collected 700 thousand TL and supported education and the disabled last year. (iha)