On Sunday December 2nd The International Women of Antalya held their annual Xmas Bazaar at the Talya Hotel Conference Centre. All proceeds went to charity and this year there were some fabulous items just waiting for you to buy.
As always there was a Cafe, White Elephant Stall, Father Christmas ( with a photographer) and a nearly new clothes stall. Their was also International Stands with lots of guest exhibitors along with Raffles etc.
The Antalya International Womans Association was founded in 2002. Its purpose is to support the women from all different parts of the world who have chosen to live in Antalya.
It also aims to help them to recognise cultural differences and help them to make friends and adapt to the culture they live in. There are Turkish, British, Portugese, American, German, Dutch, French as well as women from Switzerland and Azerbejan in the Association.
Below is an interview with Gul the current President.
Charity work is among the assocations activities. This includes bursaries to university students, help to people who suffered in the Istanbul earthquake, contributions to the ‘keep our coasts clean’ project, support to womens guest house, donation of 2 respiratory machines for the premature babies unit in Antalya as well as some other useful appliances.
After last years Xmas Bazzar two wheelchairs were donated to spastic children rehabilitation centre as well as some other necessary equipment for the centre. Moreover, a playroom was created for the 0-6 age group as well as donating a tumble dryer, two hoovers, and three bicycles for the children of the 0-7 age group.
This years charity work is aiming to help cancer patients as well as helping disabled children with various mentally and physically challanged aspects. To achieve this success with charity work they have recieved great support from the people of Antalya who come to the Xmas Bazzar in large numbers.
This year the Antalya Xmas Bazzar raised 13,400 YTL.
Well done to all concerned.