Newsletter Editorial Team – Spring Newsletter 2018

Dear Members and Friends

We move into the New Year with some news of changes afoot to the Status of the CPSG.  This is to comply with EU regulations and new Cyprus Legislation (see Chairman’s comments).  Brief summary by our Chairman, Colin Lewington, regarding the way charities, such as ours, must operate within the new legislation coming into affect soon.

As many of you may or may not be aware our charity status is about to change.  Many emails were sent out, to members only, giving an outline on the future for the CPSG with regard to options available to us as a result of new legislation being introduced by the EU, which the Cyprus Government must apply, affecting our charitable status.

Those options, to us, were to either become a subsidiary of PASYKAF or seek our own Identity and Charity  No – after much discussion and advice it was decided to apply for our own charity status.  To do this we needed the services of a Lawyer, proficient in the Greek Language, as all documentation, such as our Constitution etc, has to be translated into Greek before it can be submitted to the District Officer for approval.  I am pleased to say that this process is now in place and under way and we will keep

everyone updated where possible of our progress.

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


We are fortunate and very grateful, that the wonderful Group of People – THE ZINGERS – are once again toing to support and sponsor us for this coming year.  They have raised many thousands of Euros for the CPSG over the past years.  THANK YOU.


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 and starts with a €100 rollover


The CPSG AGM is fast approaching and we would like to see as many Members as possible attending this event at Mothers Restaurant on 13 March 2018 commencing promptly at 11am


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

                            NEWSLETTER ITEMS – Spring  2018

MARION LAWRENCE – CPSG Hon SECRETARY has decided to retire

Marion has given almost 12 years of her Professional Services, Voluntarily, to the Support Group.  She arrived when the incumbent Secretary tragically died in a Road Traffic Accident.

Having worked for a Charity previously in the UK, her experience was quickly put into good stead to the benefit of the Support Group and Paphos Cancer patients.  She quickly settled into this very busy and import ‘job’ and became a very popular asset, giving 120% effort into her role and at the same time turned her Apartment into her ‘Office’.  Marion worked diligently and efficiently and also volunteered to undertake additional duties as they arose.  Together with co-ordinating fundraising activitiies, Marion’s retirement will be a sad loss to the CPSG.

We wish Marion and her long-suffering Peter a well-deserved and enjoyable Retirement.  On behalf of Paphos Cancer Patients ‘THANK YOU SO MUCH MARION


SALLY UNSWORTH -SG Committee Member (for several years)

CONGRATULATIONS to Sally who has been awarded an MBE by HM Queen Elizabeth, for her Services to the Cyprus Samaritans.  Sally’s award is for services to the Charity and the British Community in Cyprus

As well as this she has always found time to help Cancer  Patients Bereavement and is one of PASYKAF’s course training facilitators



A Big THANK YOU to Sarah Coyne who over the Christmas period organised a luxury raffle which raised  a whopping €3,250 for the CPSG






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