These are unprecedented times, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had restricted travel to the clinic, so we wanted to use the time we had spare and put it to use doing something that would help others in need. So myself and the rest of the team here at Sevil Smile Studio wanted to do something that will make a difference to the local community here in Turkey.
We know that children of all ages love cycling – it’s fast and fun and gives them that sense of freedom while making pleasant childhood memories. Working with the local teams and volunteers, we bought 279 bicycles. We then organised them to be individually pack up, shipped and distributed to orphans and children in need aged 5 – 18 in eastern Turkey.
We arranged for the bikes to arrive just in time so that the children could open their new presents for the festival. Despite all the logistics and hard work, knowing that everything arrived on time and watching the joy and smile on the children’s faces as they started riding their new bikes made it an extra special day we won’t forget.
“This has given the team and myself amazing satisfaction to make such a difference, the kids who will remember their first bike forever as we all did as a child having adventures riding around. Thank you to all involved who made it happen sourcing the bikes and getting them to the children”. Sevil