Newsletter Editorial Team – July 2017

Dear Members and Friends

Here we are, halfway through the year with a good number of events under our belt, helping to raise funds for our Group.

We would like to thank all those people who have helped; organise and supported these events and have been involved in any way in helping to raise funds.

Our Secretary, Marion Lawrence has decided to retire after given 11 years of dedicated service to the Group.  We shall all miss her very much as well as her expertise in fundraising from the Annual Bazaar to the Easter Stall at the Harbour.  We all owe her a huge debt of gratitude and her shoes will be very hard to fill.  (see our Notice for details about how to apply for the job of Secretary)

With regard to forthcoming events, please see the Events page and information on our FB is updated on a regular basis.

We are also looking to improve the format of our Newsletter by increasing the number of pages but reducing the size to A5,without reducing the print size.  We are looking for Sponsors please.

If you would like to become a Member of the CPSG, please contact any Committee Member or contact our Secretary Marion Lawrence 99-806317

Don’t forget to listen out for our John Thorley (Publicity and Events Member) on  the Jason Collins Rock FM Radio Show every Friday after at 2pm

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 the 6 November whether cooking;   helping on the day;   or the evening before;  coming and spending money or just supplying items – a total of €5,496.68 (€2,669 Raffle) was raised,  which as far as I am concerned was a very good effort.

Thank you.


Marion Lawrence

Hon. Secretary CPSG Paphos


MAIN RAFFLE – all prize winners have been contacted


Anita Hopkins from In Any Event presenting a cheque for 1,100 Euros to Committee Member Pete Ramsbottom from the Elea GC Race Night

The Zingers at a packed Kouklia Square in June.  A fantastic night which raise 1,109.97 Euros for the CPSG.  A BIG Thank You to the Zingers and to those Restaurants and Patrons who donated on the night.

The smashing Knitters Ladies Group who turn up for the Big Breakfast every time.  They have agreed to knitsome lovely Baby Clothes for us to sell on our Stalls.

Gary from the Queen Vic Family Pub, Tomb of the Kings Road receiving a Certificate of Appreciation from Vice Chairman Alan Clark for their weekly Bingo sessions.


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