Yesterday (saturday) I went along with volunteers from the Humanitarian Relief Foundation to visit an orphanage in Kayseri, Turkey. The orphanage is home to 140 orphans aged between 3 and 14 yrs old, mainly from Turkey but some from Iraq.
I took along with me hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, to help keep them warm in the winter months, Lily bears and other soft toys plus lots of sweeties,cakes and biscuits all donated by ‘Lily’s’ wonderful supporters.
The weather was warm and sunny so we were able to have fun outdoors. We went along to the Marina in Kayseri and had game of football and other sports, follwed by a picnic and entertainment by a magican.
We had such a good time it was lovely to see the children enjoying themselves and hearing their laughter.
The Children loved their gifts. A big big thank you for all your hard work! There will be lots more photos posted on our facebook page over the next couple of days.
Your help is really appreciated.
‘Lily’ is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey,Uk, Austrailia, US and Germany whether it be donations of yarn, Knitting and Crocheting or transportation of completed blankets to receiving agencies.
‘Lily’ has no paid employees. All the good work is done on a strictly volunteer basis.
‘Lily’ wishes to thank all those private individuals and businesses which support us. Without you, there would be no ‘Lily’ – Love In the Language of Yarn. We work hard for the day when we are no longer needed to help keep Children warm.
Dianne Jones – Founder of ‘Lily’- Love In the Language of Yarn.