Newsletter Editorial Team – October 2017

Dear Members and Friends

Fundraising events have continued apace, even though the past few months have been so hot and humid  You will find details of these events in the latest Newsletter and on Facebook and Website.

Many of our Members and Friends have visited the UK in search of cooler climes and to visit family, however, as the Summer heat declines, we start to look forward to our Autumn Events.  Our popular Quiz Nite at Mothers Restaurant is now under the guidance of a new Quiz Master, Ron Sewell, who we wish every success, and we would like to thank Martin and Barbara Dunn for the excellent job they have done in running the Quiz for the past years.

We would also like to thank you all for your continued support and look forward to see you all at our Christmas Bazaar at Angelika’s Restaurant on Sunday 5 November.


Contact Events Co-ordinator:    Alan Clark 99-967861   Margaret Wilcockson and Tony Ambrose 97-839074; John Thorley 99-988986

  • if you want to have advice and help regarding arranging a Fundraising Event;
  • be a Helper at one of our Bazaars;
  • Festivals;
  • Fairs and Coffee Mornings
  • CPSG Loyalty Cards:  You can also give your Shopping Loyalty Points in aid of Cancer Patients:  we have our own Loyalty Cards at Papantonious Supermarket and Marks and Spencer.  At Papantonious you can transfer points from your personal Loyalty Card:  The Papantoniou CPSG Number is 52001715 in the name of Cancer Patients Support- Jan.  You will need to go down personally to the Ellados Branch of Papantonious.  As regards the Marks and Spencers CPSG Loyalty Card points CANNOT be transferred from your personal loyalty card and are allocated to the CPSG Loyalty Card at point of Sale ONLY.  The Marks & Spencer CPSG Loyalty Card No. is a long one:  9080700093531936 in the name of Cancer Patients SG.  Using the No. of the card; the Name of the Card or telephone No. 97-890985 will bring it up on their Database in Paphos and Limassol etc but if you are shopping in Nicosia the Card itself must be produced.  Should you need this, contact Jan Handley 26-654007

We also appreciate help with Cakes, Preserves, Cards/Recycled Cards and knitted goods to sell at the above. Contact: Jan Handley  97-890985


A BIG THANK YOU to those who supported the Bazaar on Sunday  5 November whether cooking;   helping on the day;   or the evening before;  helping to load up and unload the Van; coming and spending money or just supplying items – a total of €4,741.41 (€1,859.25 Raffle) was raised,  which as far as I am concerned was a very successful effort in inclement conditions.

MAIN RAFFLE – all prize winners have been contacted


Our Musical Festival in September was a wonderful success thanks very much to Yvonne Miles and her Starlight team as well as others who put in a lot of work to make it happen.  A near packed audience watched a class show with artists such as Bob Clarkson, Dru Chapman, Melissa Willians, Christian Everet and Simone Swift who compared the Show.  Our photo above shows Sarah Jane Hully and Jo Alsop as Abba.  A big thank you to all the artists who took part.


The Paphos Zingers, or the Zingers as they are known, have been established since 2010.  Their first performance was at the Samaritans Fayre in 2011 and supported various charities that year.  In 2012 the members took the decision to unanimously support the CPSG.  Their aim was to choose a different charity each year.  Now after 6 years the CPSG are still the firm favourites when it comes to voting.  Their PR Karen Roe says ‘We have built up a wonderful relationship with the members of the CPSG.  Many of our members have or family member, had the occasion to use their services and we know all the heard work that goes on from the Volunteers, the wonderful Nurses, the Minibus Drivers, Physiotherapist and Psychotherapist to name a few.  It is our pleasure to be able to be a part of the fundraising as we know it is such an important aspect to maintain the high standards that are achieved.  We feel that the CPSG support us, there is always someone there at our performances.  We have been nominated 5 times for the Paphos Heart of Gold Award but we secretly want anyone from the CPSG to win it as you go beyond the call of duty.  Bless you all’

The Zingers have raised in the region of €8O,OOO over 6 years and long may that continue.  The Zingers pay for the privilege of being a Zinger and they are self-funding.  They have won sponsorship from local companies and support with Raffle Prizes from Business’s.  They love to sing but the icing on the cake is when they are handing over cheques to a Charity so close to their hearts.  Long may it continue.


Top:  Bona Mare Beach Bar, Anarita Ladies Circle Clothes Show.  Middle:  Artemis Coffee Morning.  Bottom:  Oulas Cafe Bar Fundraiser.

Christmas and Winter 2016

Maureen at the coffee morningMaureen Watts from Angel Guardians explaining to visitors and members at the CPSG Coffee Morning about the position at the moment of the Crematorium site

Clothing Lounge EventKay Tziambazis alongside Liza Mathews and her family who had just given a donation from their Peyia Clothing Lounge event

Elea Golf helping CPSGColin Lewington receiving a cheque from Mike Emmet from Elea Golf Club

Coffee MorningA Cake Stall at the Peyia Sailing Club Coffee Morning.

MasonsA cheque being presented to Lynn Addy and Colin Lewington by William Mills of the Masons

Colin Lewington presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Jenny Mavromatis for her donation for running the Cyprus Marathon

End of Summer PartySheila Mawhinney belting it out at the End of Summer Party at the Mesogi Arms with some well known songs

June 2016 – CPSG 21st Birthday Event

Our 21st Birthday event held at the UKCA Club in June. A great night was had by all – Entertainment for the evening was provided by Ian Goodall, Colin Wright and Louise Vreony


The letter below was sent to us from Alan and Jean who run the weekly Quiz nights at the Epsilon restaurant on the road between Paphos and Tala.

Quiz Nights alan and jean

Both Jean and I were delighted to receive a Certificate of Appreciation from the CPSG and would ask you to pass on our thanks to the Committee for making it happen. As I’m sure you know we have been running Quiz Nights for some years now for the benefit of local charities and to date we have raised almost €82,000 of which over €11,000 has been donated to CPSG. When we are told of the good use to which these donations are put it makes the effort of preparing and presenting the quizzes worthwhile and to receive aq special certificate from you is just the icing on the cake. Let us hope that we can continue to contribute to the excellent job that the charity has been doing for many yours. Best wishes Alan & Jean Mack’

 Shelly's Certificate of appreciationShelley from the Mesogi Arms admiring her Certificate of Appreciation which had just been handed to her from Colin Lewington, Chairman of CPSG


Participants at Elea Golf Club during their Ascot lunch.
Anita Hopkins presenting almost €1,500 raised on the day to Maxine O’Daly.

                                     PAPHOS HEARTS OF GOLD AWARD 2015

Nov 2015 – Tom Handley – late President of the CPSG was awarded the Paphos Hearts of Gold Lifetime Achievement Award 2015 Posthumously

Amongst the Nominees this year were Maxine O’Daly (current Chairperson), PASYKAF S/N Rachel Grainger-Christou and PASYKAF Bus Driver Panicos Chrysanthou

Nov 2011 – Our Treasurer Lynn Addy was awarded the Paphos Heart of Gold Award for 2011 for her work with the CPSG and with members of the Paphos Community