Newsletter Editorial Team – Summer Newsletter 2018

Dear Members and Friends

The CPSG was started in 1995 and since its inception has raised thousand of Cyprus pounds and Euros, – when converted it is probably well over €1m, all this through arranging events with the support of many Clubs, Pubs Tavernas, individals and corporations in Paphos – in particular our loyal supporters The Zingers to name a few.  These events are usually accompanied with Raffles and Prizes donated by the Members, Friends and Individuals.

Last year we donated €90,000 to PASYKAF, this goes towards the Nurses salaries in Paphos and of course towards supporting the Free Coach Service to the Bank of Cyprus Oncolocgy Centre in Nicosia – and calling at Limassol and Nicosia General Hospitals and is available to all Cancer Patients, in addition we are able to supply necessary Equipment and other items as required by the Nurses and Patients.

Please help us and our Members to continue raising funds by supporting the Events of the SG – these can be found in the quarterly Newsletter, Facebook or our Website www.cancerpatientssupport.net – all donations to towards helping Cancer Patients and their Families in the Paphos Region.

Why not become a CPSG Member and help us keep going as a Paphos Cancer Charity

We must thank Rodney Gray for taking on the role of Quiz* Master for our Monthly Quiz held at Mothers Restaurant.  He has some novel ideas about enhancing the monthly Quiz.  *It will now consist of a Quiz and a session of Bingo or Play your Cards Right and starts with a €100 rollover


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

  • 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


EASTER STALL 2018

On a day predicted with Storms, Rain and High Winds we managed to erect the Gazebos at the Harbour and continue with the stalls.  In fact the weather was quite good for us most of the day and after all efforts €821.66 was raised.

Many thanks to helpers who loaded the van, helped on the stalls and contributors to the Bakery stall

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CHRISTMAS BAZAAR 2017

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


                            NEWSLETTER ITEMS – Summer 2018

Marion Lawrence our recently retired Secretary receiving a Certificate of Appreciation from Mr Nicolas Philippou, Director of PASYKAF for all her years of service  and involvement with the CPSG

Dear Members, Late in 2006 when we first came out permanently to Cyprus who would have thought that a chance meeting with Dolly Finlayson and Sue Tait at the Venus Beach Hotel would lead to my 11 years as Hon. Secretary to the CPSG.

I am really proud to have been associated with the CPSG all those years because of the work that the organisation carries out to help those with Cancer.  Also hoping I have made a difference in a small way bringing out my knowledge and experience after being Hon. Secretary to the Committee for my local General Hospital in Surrey for 33 years.

Thank you all for the lovely vouchers, and not forgetting the bottle of Bacardi, I received at the AGM meeting.  I felt very humbled and would like to say a big thank you to all Members who made me feel appreciated for the work I have done over the years.  The Certificate of Appreciation and gift from PASYKAF was also a lovely surprise.

I shall still be helping at events especially the Harbour stall at Easter and the Bazaar, so hopefully I will see most of you at these events.

Once again, thank you so much for my gifts.  Marion Lawrence

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Certificates of Appreciation were awarded by the SG to:

1  DT bar – Tomb of the Kings Road

2  Debbie  Bell from the UKCA Club

3  Yvonne Miles of Starlight

4  Darren from the Frog & Toad Pub, Coral Bay

5  Mike Holtom , Anarita

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Ian Baddon BEM

Ian a member of the CPSG rec eiving his British Empire Medal from Matthew Kidd the British High Commissioner.  Bottom Pic:  Ian with his proud daughter Bejay Browne

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Sally Unsworth MBE

A celebration lunch was arranged at Tavernaki restaurant, Mesogi X Rds to congratulate Sally Unsworth receiving her Member of the British Empire Award.  Photo: with Colin Lewington, SG Chairman.

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Moon Waters

An amazing lady, Moon Waters who got people to sponsor cutting off her long hair.  She also made a night of it with entertainment from the Zingers and delicious food.  She raised an incredible €1,600.  THANK YOU so much, and to everyone who made this successful and who sponsored Moon.  Photo shows Moon and the Zingers presenting cheque to the CPSG at their Coffee Morning.  Moon was also presented with out Certificate of Appreciation.  The ‘cut off’ hair will be donated to a local childrens’ charity in order to make wigs.

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Bennie Rumo

A wonderful event was held in Kathikas, in tribute to Bennie Rumo, a band member who sadly passed away in December.  The Band – The Droushia Dixie 7 jazz band, and a lovely singer were outstanding and I am sure that Bennie would have been proud.  A collection at the event raised €426 on behalf of CPSG

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Tel No 97-760989


CPSG CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATIONJean and Alan MACK

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


June 2016 – ELEA GOLF CLUB – ASCOT DAY LUNCH

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