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Monday 1st July 2024
"On behalf of all our patients today I want to say a massive thank you to you and your classic car owners who made today so special.
When we got back I looked round and all I could see were the smiles on those with cancer. You have all done something really great for cancer patients today and I am sure the sunset expedition will have the same effect."

If you have been diagnosed with cancer in the hast 3 years you can book for our subset Paphos Classic Vehicle Club sunset event on Friday August 16th.

As one said, whose husband died of cancer at the same time as she was diagnosed with it and who then had a secondary cancer:

"I never knew you could have cancer but also have fun thanks to Care Days and the PCVC, "

What an amazingly positive comment.

Another comment was : "I do not have enough words to thank you all for today." "Please pass our thanks to all your owners today, what a great bunch of guys. "
A BIG thank you to the Paphos Classic Vehicle Club for giving us the first of many days to remember for cancer patients.

Care Days and Paphos Classic Vehicle Club offer a GREAT NEW Care Day!

Thanks  to support from the Chairman, Vice Chairman and Board of the Paphos Classic  Vehicle Club, driven by Simon, a classic car owner and enthusiast and unbelievable concern for Care Days cancer patients by so many generous classic car owners, Care Days are very excited to offer yet another (and tenth) addition to our Care Days offers for cancer patients in Cyprus diagnosed with cancer in the last 3 years and  those bereaved through cancer.

Simon, whose wife and family will enjoy a Care Days Dream in August following her successful bout with cancer organised a big  classic car rally in Holland for cancer patients and thanks to the PCVC he has organised 30 cars ranging from a 1935 Morris to 2 Rolls Royce and a Bentley, Ferrari, Daimler Dart, Jeep, Lotus, Mx5, MG Saab, Zephyr, Alfa and Aston Martin DB 9 to name but a  few which will be available to take cancer patients for a drive and experience the thrill of their lifetime

Please note that initially you will not be given a choice of car as it depends on availability but you will be given a choice for your second wonderful classic car experience. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE CLASSIC VEHICLE BOOKING FORM


On Wednesday 12th June, Care Days Cyprus celebrated a heart warming milestone:
the 3rd anniversary of Care Days and 3 years of cancer remission for Andrew.

The event was made truly special thanks to the generosity of Marry Me Cyprus and 24/7 Security, who graciously provided us with the stunning wedding venue, L’Chateau. The venue was beautifully decorated, setting the perfect ambiance for our celebration. www.lchateau.com
Despite the very hot afternoon, the spirits of our 50 attendees, which included patients, sponsors, and supporters, were high and full of joy. The delicious food and refreshing drinks were generously sponsored by Jenny, allowing us to dedicate more funds to support our cancer patients.

This memorable day was a testament to the strength of our community and the unwavering support we receive. It was a beautiful gathering of resilience, hope, and togetherness, celebrating not only the milestones we've achieved but also the bright future ahead.

IT'S RAFFLE TIME!

One lucky winner will play a frame against the legendary 1997 World Snooker Champion - Ken Doherty on the 28th June!

At just €5 per ticket, all proceeds goes to Care Days Dreams. 

Please call in to Crazy Spoon Snooker Hall and grab your chance to beat the World snooker champion.

*The draw will be made by Ken at the mid session interval on the night, with the winner taking frame 7 in the show.

*Raffle tickets are available to purchase now from the Crazy Spoon Snooker Hall in Kissonerga

For more information please call 99048857

Don't miss out on this exciting event!

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Snooker with Ken Doherty

Care Days looked after the wife of a professional snooker player, who has just set up Crazy Spoon Snooker Hall.
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The Grand Opening is Friday 28th June.


He has kindly offered, FREE OF CHARGE, a cancer patient to play a frame against the 1997 world snooker champion,
Ken Doherty worth €175!!

So if any of you who have had cancer and enjoy snooker please email us (click here) saying why it would mean so much to you to play against a world champion.

It will be an evening to remember with programme of entertainment including a delicious cold buffet.

Limited Tickets: €25 or €50 for VIP seats at the front plus champagne reception to meet Ken Doherty. Please specify the seats you require.
Tickets are selling fast, so grab yours now!
For more information and to book your tickets, call 99048857 please mention you are from Care Days.

It is very kind of him to offer this as well as the raffle proceeds to Care Days, so Andrew thought some of you keen snooker players may like to join us.


Date: Friday 28th June
Time: 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:00 PM)
Location: Crazy Spoon Snooker Hall, Coral Bay Road, Kissonerga, Paphos

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Join us for an unforgettable evening with the legendary Ken Doherty! Don't miss this chance to witness snooker excellence and enjoy an opening party to remember.

Opening Party Highlights:
▪︎ 6pm doors open 
▪︎ 6.30pm music by Steve Welsh and build up to event 
▪︎ 7.15pm  intro by our MC and snooker frames 1 to 5 will be played. 
▪︎ 8.30pm (approx)  interval,  complementary 
delicious cold buffet crafted by the amazing team at "Frydays in Coral Bay."
▪︎ 9.15pm second half snooker frames  6-10 to be played.
▪︎ 10.30pm closing speech by MC 
▪︎ 11pm  Caberet show by "Freddie Morecurry"

IT'S RAFFLE TIME!
Our lucky winner will play a frame against Ken on the 28th June.
Just €5 per ticket with all proceeds going to our amazing charity partner for this event "Care Days Dreams" 
Please call in to Crazy Spoon Snooker Hall and grab your chance to beat the 1997 World snooker champion!

*The draw will be made by Ken at the mid session interval on the night, with the winner taking frame 7 in the show.

*raffle tickets are available to purchase now from the Crazy Spoon Snooker Hall
Don't miss out on this exciting event! 

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Shirley the positive face of a Care Days double cancer patient

This lovely, super positive fun  loving lady sadly lost her husband to cancer at the same time as she was diagnosed with it and was diagnosed with a second, unrelated, cancer just 2 years later.

She is an inspiration and wrote:“Thank you so very much. This news brought tears to my eyes - tears of joy. No words can really express my gratitude. The cancer journey is long, arduous and often lonely, making what you lovely people do priceless. Thank you the Dream Team.”

Photos courtesy of Gayle Bevan 


In a heart warming act of kindness, a young man dedicated himself to a meaningful cause.

Over the past year or two, Vicaysh nurtured his locks with care, allowing them to grow long and healthy. His goal was simple yet profound: to donate his hair to PASYKAF, where it would be transformed into a wig for cancer patients offering them comfort and confidence during their treatment. He did this because his grandmother in India has cancer and he is soon joining the Cyprus army for his national service. It was also his birthday on the day of the big cut.

The day of the haircut marked a culmination of Vicaysh's commitment. Markos MY Hairdressers had the honor of cutting his hair, a symbolic gesture of solidarity and support; carried out on behalf of Care Days Cyprus. Markos MY Hair and Beauty Salon by Elena were the first to volunteer to offer Care Days to cancer patients free of charge nearly 3 years ago.
This selfless contribution not only provided material aid but also served as a beacon of hope and compassion, inspiring others to join in the cause and make a difference in the lives of those battling cancer.

Photography courtesy of Gayle Bevan.

MORE TREATS OFFERED BY CARE DAYS
PHOTO SESSION AND TAI CHI

Two more Treats have been added to the seven existing treats for cancer patients in the Paphos region who have been diagnosed with cancer in the last three years!
All these Care Days are being kindly offered free of charge by our generous sponsors:
Gayle Bevan, the professional photographer has very kindly offered cancer patients the opportunity of being photographed with their loved ones completely free of charge. The first lady to take her up has her photo session this week, and we can’t wait to show you the positive face of a double cancer victim whose husband died of cancer during Covid. In the UK Gayle’s sessions would have cost 150 pounds, so this is a very special gesture, as so often we hear people saying how they wish they had a photo of them together with the family.
The second new Care Day is a generous offer by Dominique Kana to give free of charge Tai Chi classes from 09.00 to 10.00 on a Friday in her beautiful garden in Chlorakas. This offer is for cancer patients and those bereaved through cancer. 
Please visit www.caredayscyprus.com or email us on caredayscyprus @aol.com for more information

Here is what the Cancer Council of Australia says about the benefits of Tai Chi to cancer patients:
What is it?
A part of Chinese medicine, tai chi combines gentle movement, deep breathing techniques and meditation. Movements create stability in the body, reflecting an ancient Chinese concept of balance known as Yin and Yang.
Why use it?
The breath work of tai chi is calming and meditative. Creating and holding the poses helps to loosen and strengthen the muscles. Tai chi can be modified for groups that are less mobile.
What to expect?
During class there will be serene music playing. The class usually starts with warm-up exercises. You will be shown different moves and assisted to perform them. 
The movements are simple to start with, then become progressively harder, with many parts of the body needing to move to achieve the pose. The class ends with cooling down and relaxation.
What is the evidence?
Studies have shown that tai chi improves quality of life, balance, agility, flexibility and muscle tone in cancer survivors. It may also help reduce fatigue, anxiety, depression and stress.
The existing 7 offers of free of charge Care Days are still available thanks to the generosity of our marvellous sponsors:
The amazing and friendly Markos MY Hair offers a professional hair shampoo and treatment in its super modern salon.
Beauty Salon by Elena, attached to Markos MY Hair salon, is having a complete makeover and looking amazing, and offers a beautifully relaxing full or partial body massage and is happy to take your bookings for a Care Day pampering session, through our Care Days website.
Both the above have lovely premises near Chlorakas and the offer is for a cancer patient or someone recently bereaved through cancer.
The lovely Elysia Breeze champagne breakfast for two has been very popular for cancer patients and those bereaved through cancer, offering a patient and friend or carer, the opportunity of a champagne(Cava) breakfast surrounded by water fountains.
The beautiful 5 star Annabelle Hotel is available for Care Days bookings for a free day pass for a cancer patient and friend, relative or carer, or someone recently bereaved through cancer, either inside the spa or outside by the pool with an Eu15 voucher for you to spend as you wish.
The 5 Star King Evelthon Hotel has kindly offered use of its indoor pool and sauna.
The Sea Caves Restaurant and Bar offers anyone diagnosed with cancer in the last 3 years plus a partner or carer, or anyone recently bereaved through cancer plus a friend, one free drink overlooking what must be one of the finest seaviews in Cyprus with sunsets thrown in as well!
In summer, Care Days will still be offering to children with cancer an afternoon pass at the fabulous Leonardo Laura Splash Water Park for one child with cancer (over the age of 6) plus one parent.
It is easy to book, just go to our website www.caredayscyprus and go to booking forms… available multilingual.
Thanks to the generosity of Katie at Marry Me Cyprus and L’Chateau, we are having a party with drinks and nibbles in June at the beautiful L’Chateau near Kissonerga, to celebrate those of us that are still in remission, our wonderful sponsors and media partners and to celebrate the third birthday of Care Days and the first birthday of Care Days Dreams.
There are still a very few places for those of you that have not yet booked a Care Day with us!
Again thanks to Marry Me Cyprus we are delighted to announce that the Free champagne afternoon tea at the lovely 5 star Elysium Hotel has been won by a lady who has been diagnosed with Angiosarcoma, which has returned and for which she will be having a major operation this week. Mrs.P wrote: “Thank you God, that is fabulous!”
Thank you Marry Me Cyprus for your kindness to others.

CARE DAY DREAMS
We have made two more Dreams come true this month:
The first to a lady whose husband had cancer 2 years ago and then she had cancer 8 months later. They have chosen to go to Chania and we are paying for her flights . We also hope to be able to negotiate a Care Day for her through our Care Days cooperation with Orizondas in Chania, which would be a further bonus of cooperation.
Mrs.L wrote: ”I am sitting here in shock.   I really am and with tears in my eyes. I can’t believe your kindness, Care Days is such a lovely idea and I thank you so much. I had to read your email twice.”
Mrs. S wrote about her Dream in March:
“Dear Dream Team,
What can I say? The hugest of thanks for bringing my stepdaughter, Liza, to Cyprus. To be able to share with her, her father's final resting place was incredibly emotional but also, in a strange way, very comforting. Final closure for both of us. I had an amazing 5 days with her; many shared tears of remembrance and lots of laughter. It was the best tonic I could have ever asked for!! “
It is comments like these that make Care Days and Care Days Dreams, so very special.
Care Days Dreams may be booked through our website: www.caredayscyprus.com
The success of Tom’s Double Marathon for the five cancer support groups that we invited to join us has made us realize that in order to offer more Dreams we need to now comply with government requirements and thanks to a really lovely lawyer we have started the process of registering a not for profit company and name so that we will be in a position to actively raise money for Care Days Dreams in the future.
We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of individuals who have offered to support us once we are registered.
For example, two generous individuals, one from Helen and Charles Hair Salon, have offered to pay for a Dream …how amazing is that?
The Winkles have kindly agreed to continue to support Care Days Dreams as they know that all the money they raise amongst themselves goes directly to the cancer patients. We three volunteers take no money or expenses and our recent trip to South Africa to see what help we could give the less well off cancer patients in South Africa was paid for in total by ourselves.
This trip was very successful as we were fortunate to meet up with CANSA, the cancer Association of South Africa with whom we have signed a two year contract to launch Care Days and Care Days Dreams in the Western Cape. 
We were lucky enough to meet up with Dorothy Duplooy and Abeda Steenkamp and were inspired by their selfless dedication to help cancer patients through CANSA which has been going nearly 100 years. Poverty in South Africa is a staggering 60% and only 16% of the population can afford private cancer diagnosis, with the result that, as Dorothy keeps telling the government in press and TV, all too frequently the patients do not get diagnosed until it is too late. Cancer levels are very high and to be able to help in a very small way the amazing job that CANSA does in South Africa is very humbling.
We would like to stress that all the money used to buy Dreams there in the next two years is coming from our fabulous double marathon runner Tom Schnitzius, who has raised funds for CANSA Care Days in South Africa through his tax registered Charity in the USA. 
Soon we will be able to tell you about the fabulous Dreams programme that we are putting together in the Western Cape where so much less buys so much more!
Care Days.... Live the Dream
www.caredayscyprus.com

NEW OPTION, NUMBER 9!!

Dominique Kana has very kindly offered her Tai Chi classes in her beautiful serene garden, in Chloraka FREE of charge to Care Days cancer patients!

Tai Chi combines gentle movement, deep breathing techniques and meditation. Movements create stability in the body, reflecting an ancient Chinese concept of balance known as Yin and Yang. The breath work of tai chi is calming and meditative. Creating and holding the poses helps to loosen and strengthen the muscles.
During class there will be serene music playing. The class usually starts with warm-up exercises. You will be shown different moves and assisted to perform them. 
Studies have shown that tai chi improves quality of life, balance, agility, flexibility and muscle tone in cancer survivors. It may also help reduce fatigue, anxiety, depression and stress.    CLICK HERE TO BOOK!!


Care Days have paid over €3000 for Dreams for 13 patients in the last 7 months and the effect that it has had on them really seems to have changed their lives which is very humbling for us.
As Mrs W said :
“Thank you so very much. This news brought tears to my eyes - tears of joy. No words can really express my gratitude and I know my stepdaughter will say the same. The cancer journey is long, arduous and often lonely, making what you lovely people do priceless. Thank you the Dream Team.”
As one of our terminal patients wrote :
“You have made our day, week and month - so thank you Care Days and your friends. What Care Days has done for us is getting us through the dark days xx”


COMPETITION TIME!!!

Marry Me Cyprus, apart from generously  sponsoring Tom’s Care Days Dreams Double Marathon running shirts, for CPSG and Breast Of Friends, together with Twenty 4 Seven Security, have kindly offered
Two FREE Champagne afternoon teas to a cancer patient and partner or carer at the 5 star Elysium Hotel.

To enter tell us what, as a cancer patient, this would mean to you CLICK HERE. The winner will be announced in April.


Tom's Care Days Double Marathon results

The totals are in, although I am still hoping for more from one sponsor who I have been unable to see. 
I set us all a target of €12,000, but must admit that we did not make that. 
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We did not make 14,000.
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We did not make 16,000
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We did not make 18,000
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I know what you are thinking now... That we made 20,000?
 
But no, we made the amazing total of 
€22,000 to help cancer patients in our different ways !! 
 
Congratulations to all of you for your hard work. 
This represents an amazing figure of over €100 per team member but is skewed by the remarkable €3,000 raised by Tom for Care Days Dreams in South Africa, so it is never likely to be replicated.
Also we have to deduct the entry fees of €2000, advertising and shirt printing costs which Care Days had to cover but it is a remarkable achievement.
Thank you all. 
Kindest regards
Andrew and the Dream Team 

NEW!!! 8TH OPTION FOR CANCER PATIENTS 

 
Gayle Bevan a professional  photographer is very kindly offering around €150 worth of family photos to Care Days cancer patients. These will bring lasting memories for the family of terminal patients soon after diagnosis or with recently diagnosed patients before or after cancer therapy. 

Gayle has experience Volunteering in a Hospice in the U.K, and as a volunteer Photographer for Remember My Baby, also in the U.K.

Gayle understands that this may not be for everyone but Andrew Lauder remembers when he recently applied for a new driving license they refused to accept his new photo as they said it was impossible for him to look younger. Then he realised that he had just been diagnosed with cancer in the old photo and the comparison of these two photos has made him realise just how lucky he has been.

To make a booking request click here

Care Days would like to thank Marry Me Cyprus and Gayle Bevan for their generous offers to help cancer patients in Cyprus.


CARE DAYS REALLY DO MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE.”Ms.K

Super Dreams valued up to €500 now available for terminally ill cancer patients.

In a major development, made possible by the continuing support from the Winkles and anticipated sponsorship from Tom’s Double Marathon, Andrew Lauder, the founder of Care Days is very proud and happy to announce that a limited number of Super Dreams can now be offered to terminally ill cancer patients to a value of €500 each.

The idea is the brainchild of Andrew’s partner Jenny, as without exception, the 12 patients who have already enjoyed a Care Days Dream, have all said that they feel that there are other cancer patients worse off than themselves who deserve a Dream more than they do. When Jenny suggested to Andrew and Charlotte that we should increase the value of Care Days Dreams for terminally ill cancer patients , they all thought it was a “brilliant idea” to have a 2 tier system for Dreams, so that patients who are curable know that they are not taking a Dream away from a terminally ill cancer patient .

The fact is that none of us on the Dream Team really realized just how much our Care Days programme, initially, and now our Dreams programme, would mean to cancer patients, and it was only when more and more testimonials kept coming in, including a lovely letter of thanks from the Cyprus Minister of Health,  that we realized the extent of what our Care Days programme was achieving for our patients ….. and it was very humbling and gratifying to know that we really are changing people’s lives and to be honest with you, we have all felt very emotional about the kind comments that we have received.

If you have any doubts about how Care Days Dreams and Super Dreams can help you as a cancer patient, the smile on the face of terminally ill cancer patient Tony and his son Nick, really does say it all, when we managed to achieve the impossible and obtain seats for them on the halfway line in the match against Manchester United ,with help from Dr. Astras and Nottingham Forest .


“Care Days Saved my life and gave me hope. Over the last 6 months Care Days have supported so many individuals like myself and my family and they truly care about the people and families that come into their lives. Their emotional support is invaluable when hope is lost. Care Days offers a chance to enjoy different social events and relaxation whilst people continue their fight against their disease. The emotional support allows people to know they are not alone and their families have somewhere to turn when things get rough or even when good news needs to be shared as they know Andrew and Jenny and Charlotte care. I genuinely cannot thank Andrew enough! “ Mr. D

“So when my parents told me that Care Days had arranged for me and my dad to see Nottingham Forest v Manchester Utd I was absolutely shocked. Firstly because I’d assumed that when they were in the UK the support would end and they’d wish each other well and part ways, and secondly that getting Forest tickets at the time was next to impossible. Words cannot describe how much the Care Days Team’s actions, help, and support have meant to me and my family.” Nick 

Just last week, another double cancer patient who also lost her husband to cancer, wrote:

“The support Care Days has given me after my own diagnoses and losing the love of my life has been immeasurable and helped me to achieve greater inner peace. “ Mrs. W


 

Sunday 3rd March 2024
Logicom Cyprus Marathon
Tom's Double Marathon for Care Days  -  83km non-stop. Absolutely amazing!
 
TEAM Care Days
what an amazing job you all did yesterday and thank you so very much for taking part and for your wonderful sponsorship.
I will have the total raised by the end of this week and it is looking very good so far.
Thank you sooo much for what you have all done for cancer patients.
Andrew and the Dream Team
CARE DAYS REALLY DO MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE.”Ms.K
Super Dreams valued up to Eu 500 now available for terminally ill cancer patients.
 

In a major development, made possible by the continuing support from the Winkles and anticipated sponsorship from Tom’s Double Marathon, Andrew Lauder, the founder of Care Days is very proud and happy to announce that a limited number of Super Dreams can now be offered to terminally ill cancer patients to a value of €500 each.

The idea is the brainchild of Andrew’s partner Jenny, as without exception, the 12 patients who have already enjoyed a Care Days Dream, have all said that they feel that there are other cancer patients worse off than themselves who deserve a Dream more than they do. When Jenny suggested to Andrew and Charlotte that we should increase the value of Care Days Dreams for terminally ill cancer patients, they all thought it was a “brilliant idea” to have a 2 tier system for Dreams, so that patients who are curable know that they are not taking a Dream away from a terminally ill cancer patient.


From Mr D, one of our terminally ill patients:

"A big thank you to Andrew, Jenny and Charlotte from Care Days for organising the Dream Come True for myself and my son.
On 30/12/23 Nick and I went to see Nottingham Forest v Man United at the Forest ground in Nottingham.
What a fantastic experience to spend time with my son watching a game we both love - it was a most memorable day and will be in my memory and heart for the rest of my life.
The lead up to the match gave me something to look forward to in the bad days and something to reflect on after.
This experience was something beyond our dreams.
This is all thanks to Care Days Dreams and a group of individuals who got together to make the impossible happen.
Over the last 6 months Care Days have supported so many individuals like myself and my family. They truly care about the people and families that come into their lives. Their emotional support is invaluable when hope is lost. Care Days offers a chance to enjoy different social events and relaxation whilst people continue their fight against their disease. The emotional support allows people to know they are not alone and their families have somewhere to turn when things get rough or even when good news needs to be shared as they know Andrew and Jenny care.

From Mr D junior:
"I always felt like my parents were in good hands in Cyprus, especially as Care Days were always supporting my father throughout with his cancer treatment. But I did miss being able to see them on a regular basis, and through work and family commitments I couldn’t spend as much time with them as I’d have liked. So when they arrived back in the UK in November I was thrilled, but concerned that they wouldn’t have the support they’d enjoyed from Care Days after they moved.
So when my parents told me that Care Days had arranged for me and my dad to see Nottingham Forest v Manchester Utd I was absolutely shocked. Firstly because I’d assumed that when they were in the UK that the support would end and they’d wish each other well and part ways, and secondly that getting Forest tickets at the time was next to impossible.
I’ve never been to a live football game with my dad before and it is a memory I’ll cherish forever, not only because of Care Days' generosity but also because Forest won 2-1!
I genuinely cannot thank Andrew enough!
Words cannot describe how much his actions, help, and support have meant to me and my family."
The smiles say it all
 

 
           

Join the Fun with a 5k Fun run/walk in the 26th Logicom Paphos Marathon
Sunday 3rd March 2024

to support your choice of four great cancer support organisations:
Care Days and Care Days Dreams, St Michael’s Hospice Charity, 
The Friends Hospice or Cancer Patient’s Support Group.

This will be an historical event to see a legend from Colorado, Thomas Schnitzius in action in Paphos.
Tom has completed 55 marathons and 56 ultra-marathons, the Rocky Mountain Slam (four 100-mile races in four months) twice, the Grand Slam of Ultra-running and the Hardrock 100 trail run four times. He is an inspiration at 70 years young!

Support Tom’s Care Days Double Marathon to help cancer patients. He will run nonstop, not one but two marathons in one day back to back starting with the Logicom Paphos 26th Marathon on Sunday 3rd March 2024 from Aphrodite’s Rock to Paphos Harbour, then along the coast to near Agios Georgios and back! A whopping total of 52 miles or 83 kms!

To support him and raise money for cancer support, you can take part in the 5k Fun run/walk, just 1 hour back along the beautiful coastline to Paphos Harbour, raise money for one of four great cancer care organisations and be there to give a rousing welcome to Tom as he completes his first marathon and then at the end of his second marathon that evening. He would welcome pacers at the end of his marathons.  The Care Days Dream Team will be with him through all this.

You will receive a FREE running t-shirt, medallion, individual timing, be cheered on by large crowds and a great feeling as you cross the finishing line having accomplished the flat 5kms ending up along the coastal path, with a FREE beer at the end!!! Minimum €40 sponsorship is required from each walker, please.

Or……..choose to run the 10k, half marathon or full marathon.

Whatever you achieve, be a hero for a morning and do something really great for those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

As Care Days Administrator Charlotte is kindly managing all the registrations with the race organisers,
please download and print the below Walker Form - choosing which charity you wish to support here below:

Or visit any of the St Michael’s Hospice Charity Shops or Friends Hospice Charity Shops to collect the forms. 
Invite friends to join your team so you can raise more money and receive your sponsorship forms, once your team is complete and Walker Form emailed to us or returned to the charity shop, as soon as possible.  ALL the money you and your team raise after deducting the €20 Group entry fee will go to the Charity of your choice, you will pay them directly once you have collected your sponsorship money.

You can download and print off the sponsor forms here below or collect from any of the St Michael’s Hospice Charity Shops or Friends Hospice Charity Shops:

PLEASE NOTE:  "Join the fun" Walker Forms must be sent to us by January 21st 2024
 
Tom is doing this for cancer patients throughout Cyprus, so have a fun day out and walk or run 5k to help cancer patients in Tom’s Care Days Double Marathon.

Whichever individual raises the greatest amount of sponsorship money for any Charity will receive a bottle of Champagne donated by the Care Days Dream Team.

Thank you.

Andrew, Founder Care Days
and his Dream Team.

 

 


24th July 2023

WE MADE IT INTO THE CYPRUS MAIL!!
 
 
 

 

23rd June 2023

CARE DAYS DREAMS LAUNCH…
Making dreams come true for more cancer patients.
Andrew Lauder, the founder of Care Days, is delighted to announce yet another extension of the rapidly growing Care Days project, helping patients with cancer to “live the dream” by offering various pampering options completely free of charge.
Andrew’s dream was always to enable a small number of cancer patients to be able to make their own dream come true through Care Days, but as Care Days has been funded entirely by themselves and Charlotte, their administrator, from  Charlotte Graphic and Website Design,  funding this has not been possible until now.
The current offering of seven different options for cancer patients all kindly offered free of charge by the service providers will of course continue through the booking form on our website www.caredayscyprus.com but in addition to this, thanks to a very generous group of individuals in the Winkle Club, founded in the UK in 1900, with Sir Winston Churchill, Lord Montgomery and members of the Royal Family as members, they have selected to sponsor Care Days in Cyprus and will pay directly to the service provider to enable a limited number of cancer patients to make their own dreams come true.
Priority will be given to terminal cancer patients but we will also make funds available for those who have recently been diagnosed with cancer in the Paphos Region.

We hope to be able to offer up to 10 Care Days Dreams a year valued at €250 each!! 
If, however, a child with terminal cancer wanted to go to Disneyland Paris, we would be able to consider paying the off peak airfare for the child and one parent up to €500. Can you imagine the happiness that this would bring?
What would be your Care Days Dream?
A trip to the UK off peak to visit the family or paying for a family member to come over to see you?
A night in a seaview room at the beautiful 5 star Annabelle Hotel, or a seafront villa/apartment for a night?
A morning in a speed boat in Latchi or a day trip on one of the many boat tours in Paphos?
A dinner for the patient and partner at your favourite restaurant ?
A flight to beautiful Chania, Crete?

These are just a few of the Care Days Dreams that we could make come true for cancer patients, thanks to the generosity of the Winkle Club members and contributions from wonderful friends.
But what we really want is for YOUR dreams to come true.
Andrew and his partner well understand the trauma caused by a diagnosis of cancer and Care Days was set up to help give some respite from the fear and uncertainty and a break for those with cancer. So far we have given a Care Day to over 120 people, but now we can offer a few patients something even more amazing!

There are three ways that you can apply:
1. By reference from your oncologist, or oncology nurse.
2. By applying here on our website and tell us why a Care Days Dream would mean so much to you. Your information will of course be kept confidential.
3.  A friend or carer may recommend you by applying through our website


I can imagine that some of the readers will think “what is the catch? Surely nobody gives something away for nothing?”
The fact is that Care Days costs are covered by ourselves  and Charlotte, who also does an amazing job for us on design, website and administration. Added to that there really are some very, very kind and generous people in Cyprus as the story below will explain to you and Care Days owes a big thank you to the Paphos Post, Viva FM, Markos MY Hair, Beauty Salon by Elena, The Annabelle Hotel,the Elysia Restaurant, the Sea Caves Restaurant  and the King Evelthon Hotel.

We were recently approached by a lady whose husband had just been unexpectedly diagnosed with a particularly nasty form of terminal cancer. They were both frightened and needed reassurance which I hope we were able to give them as part of the Care Days service based on our own experience and we corresponded every day for two weeks. They both enjoyed a Care Day, but at the same time I had received an initial approach from the Chairman of the Winkle Club saying that they would like to pay for some of the services direct. I immediately realized that this could be the ideal way to offer Care Days Dreams and they very kindly agreed a few weeks later.
Without making any promises I asked Mrs.X what would her husband’s dream be if it could be fulfilled.
She replied that he would love to fly to the UK for a hug with his son and to play golf with him.
Because the timing was critical as he was just about to start chemo, we agreed to  pay for his ticket, so we met them for four hours and talked about everything that was on their mind and then we made the offer to pay for his flight to the UK which they immediately rejected as they felt that we were already doing enough for Care Days. 
Two days later, God definitely was looking after us, as we had invited two friends for dinner and I happened to mention what we were hoping to do with the Winkle Club. They immediately said they would pay for the air ticket, and brought the money round the next day. So, for those of you that doubt, there really are some amazing people in Cyprus who are prepared to help others less fortunate than themselves.
Mr. X flies to the Uk to play golf with his son very soon and the utter joy and disbelief when we handed the ticket over was one of the most beautiful moments of our lives and made us realise that this is what we must continue to do with the generous sponsorship from the Winkle Club members.
Mrs. X commented:
“Oh my goodness. You do not know how crucial the timing is for your email and wonderful news. My husband had a dreadful day on Friday - I haven’t seen him that low and it took a lot to bring him back. He felt so ill, hadn’t slept properly and was exhausted which I think exaggerated the problem. Yesterday was a better day and today better again so back on track but he is so fragile emotionally."
"Just read my husband your emails and he is absolutely delighted - very emotional in a good way. He cannot really believe people he does not know  would do this for him and wanted to again express his massive  thanks to you and your friends at Care Days. Take care."
"You have made our day, week and month - so thank you Care Days and your friends.
What Care Days has done for us is getting us through the dark days xx”

Care Days ….Live the Dream
 

24th April 2023

NEW OPTION!
Care Days is delighted to confirm that the beautiful seafront Sea Caves Lounge Bar Cafe & Restaurant in Peyia has very kindly agreed to join the Care Days team of supporters!
They offer anyone diagnosed with cancer in the last 3 years plus a partner or carer, or anyone recently bereaved through cancer plus a friend, one free drink overlooking what must be one of the finest seaviews in Cyprus with sunsets thrown in as well!
This offer is available once, even if you have already enjoyed a different Care Day, but MUST be prebooked using the booking form.
You are more  than welcome to enjoy a second drink or a delicious home cooked meal at your own expense and if you wish to have a meal, please tick the box on our booking form and, depending on availability, we will try to book you a seafront table. 
This offer is available either for lunchtime or evenings on a Tuesday and is strictly limited to only 2 people a week. 
Our Founder, Andrew, is a regular customer there and he has found that the magnificent seaview helps put cancer in perspective. 
All of us at Care Days would like to thank the owners of Sea Caves restaurant and bar for their very generous and thoughtful offer. 

FEBRUARY 2023
BREAKING NEWS...
The Ayii Anargyri Spa have recently been taken over by an Israeli company and sadly they are no longer willing to offer their spa package for Care Days patients. We will be looking for an alternative hotel with a spa, who cares about cancer patients.
If anyone has a contact which could be of help, please contact us
Thank you.

Paphos Post - February Edition!!
 

January 2023

In the last year over 100 patients have received free of charge pampering sessions and we and other Care Days sponsors have received amazing press and radio coverage.
Andrew hopes to take Care Days to Limassol and other regions n Cyprus and has already reached an agreement to launch it in Crete, which has a higher number of cancer diagnoses per 100,000 population than Cyprus.
In Crete, an agreement has been reached to form a co-operation with ORIZONDAS, the leading Cretan non profit cancer support association launched 18 years ago. Care Days will be launched there in 2023.
We would really appreciate those who have long hair over 20cm cut, to please donate it to Care Days.
Please do something really great today and help people with cancer at no extra cost to yourself.
 
 

January 2023

 
Care Days wishes a Happy New Year to all cancer patients and those bereaved through cancer. 
Care Days, a not for profit organisation set up by a cancer patient, offers completely free of charge pampering treats to those diagnosed with cancer during the last three years in the Paphos region, as well as to those bereaved through cancer thanks to the wonderful support from its sponsors , Cancer Patients Support Group, PASYKAF, Paphos Post and Viva fm Radio.
So far over 100 patients have benefitted from the Care Days programme, so please look at the testimonials from some of our patients on our website www.caredayscyprus.com
The amazing and friendly Markos MY Hair offers a professional hair shampoo and treatment in its super modern salon.
 Beauty Salon by Elena, attached to Markos MY Hair salon, offers a beautifully relaxing full or partial body massage and is happy to take your bookings for a Care Day pampering session, through our Care Days website.
The lovely Elysia Breeze champagne breakfast for two has been very popular for cancer patients and those bereaved through cancer, offering a patient and friend or carer, the opportunity of a champagne(Cava) breakfast surrounded by water fountains .
The relaxing Ayii Anargyri Spa is set in the most beautiful gardens, with wonderful spa facilities, and is available for Care Days bookings for a cancer patient and friend or carer.
A big thank you to all our major sponsors above, who offer their services completely free of charge and without whom Care Days would not exist.
The beautiful 5 star Annabelle Hotel is available for Care Days bookings for a day pass for two either inside the spa or outside by the pool with an Eu15 voucher for you to spend as you wish.
Please remember that, thanks to our generous sponsors, all these treats are completely FREE OF CHARGE and we are now taking bookings for 2023 on our multilingual website.
Next month Care Days will be launching another service for cancer patients in conjunction with Markos MY Hair, Pasykaf in Cyprus and Orizondas in Crete. Watch this space for details of this exciting new development!
Thanks to everyone and in particular the Paphos Post, for supporting our Care Days initiative and a happy New Year to all Paphos Post readers.

October 2022

"Care Days is bringing light into what can be a real scary and dark place for cancer patients.  Thank you for the great job you are doing. Keep doing it." Nurse Paola - July 2021
"I definitely benefitted from Care Days, we had such fun at the Elysia Breeze and it truly lifted my spirits at a very dark point in my life."  Mrs S. W  - October 2022

Thanks to all of our supporters, Care Days is proud to announce that Care Days has made its 100th booking after just 15 months in operation!!
How lucky we are to be supported by so very many organisations. 
Advertising help from Viva fm, Paphos Post and Cyprus Living. 

Care Days so generously offered by Markos MY Hair, Beauty Salon by Elena, Elysia Breeze Restaurant, the Ayii Anargyri Spa. 
Support from Pasykaf, Cancer Patient's Support Group, Paphos Bereavement Group and Charlotte Graphic and Website Designer plus numerous advertisers. 
Please look at the testimonials on our website and you will see what an amazing effect Care Days has had on the 100 recipients.
You, our supporters and advertisers, have done something amazing and great and helped so, so many people diagnosed with cancer or bereaved through cancer. 
You, our Care Days recipients have been kind enough to tell us with your testimonials, how much Care Days has meant to you. 
Words can never be enough, but 
Thank you, thank you, thank you. 
Kindest regards
Andrew (founder) and administrator and Charlotte - Graphic & Website Designer


April 2022

The Paphos Post and Revival shops are holding a Revival Fashion Show on Saturday April 16th in the huge carpark in front of the REVIVAL Shops and Paphos Post (in Kissonerga). The Classic Car Show will be all day from 10am, there will also be a bar, music and a few stalls. The Fashion Show will be at 3pm. Proceeds from the raffle will go to the Paphos Cancer Patient's Support Group and the Breast Of Friends.

 
Judith from the Paphos Post has asked if any cancer sufferers or those bereaved through cancer would like to be a model for a few minutes. It seems like a great idea and I have volunteered, so if I can do it, so can you!
The guys can enjoy the Classic Car Show and we can make fools of ourselves and show the world that cancer can be beaten.
 
On that subject I am happy to tell you that I am still in complete remission after my last CT scan and we would love to hear from all of you when you get the all clear as it really is something to shout about.
Keep smiling and hope to see you all on Saturday April 16th., as Judith at the Paphos Post has supported Care Days from its inception, so it would be nice to help her.
 
If you would like to be a model for a day and be in competition with Kate Moss and let Claudia Schiffer eat her heart out, please contact me on :
Caredayscyprus@aol.com
 
Let's do it, have some fun and help two really worthwhile charities.
Kindest regards,
Andrew Lauder
 

March 2022

Care Days are happy to confirm that all five options are now available once more completely FREE OF CHARGE  to patients diagnosed with cancer in the Paphos region and those bereaved through cancer. 
  • MY Markos Hair treatment and shampoo. 
  • Massage at Beauty Salon by Elena.
  • Champagne breakfast at the Elysia Breeze. 
  • A day at the Ayii Anargyri Spa in Miliou. 
  • A day pass including €15 to spend at the Annabelle Hotel Paphos. 
All the above keep rigorously to the Covid regulations. 
Also Markos MY Hair and Beauty Salon by Elena have very kindly offered another treatment even if you have already enjoyed a Care Day there or at another of our generous sponsors. 
The coffee afternoon so kindly sponsored by the Paphos Post will now take place in May, if the number of Covid cases has hopefully declined. 
Care Days is also looking at how to help three  children and their families from Ukraine who have had to stop their treatment but who have been most generously offered treatment in Nicosia by the Elpida Foundation. 
Care Days.....Live the Dream 

A message from Andrew the Founder of Care Days:

January and February have been very quiet for Care Days, as those of us who have cancer have been keeping well away from everyone as a result of the dramatic increase in daily Covid cases.
I imagine as the weather improves and Covid declines, we will get out more, wearing our masks, and I wanted to pass on some important information:
The amazing and friendly Markos MY Hair and Beauty Salon by Elena have remained open all this year and are happy to take your bookings for a Care Day pampering session, through our website.
The lovely Elysia Breeze is re opening on March 10th and has been very popular for cancer patients and those bereaved through cancer.
The relaxing Ayii Anargyri Spa has stayed open all this year and is available for Care Days bookings.
A big thank you to all our major sponsors above, who offer their services completely free of charge and without whom Care Days would not exist.
Finally, the Annabelle Hotel has stayed open all this year and is available for Care Days bookings.
I treated myself to a Care Day at the Annabelle two weeks ago, on a wet, windy and cold Sunday…….. and it was marvellous!
 
The spa on the top floor has a lovely heated pool and the best views of Paphos harbour. The rain outside did not bother us as it was snug and warm in the spa.
As usual, the staff showed why the Annabelle has achieved its five star status, from the front desk, to the bar and restaurant waiters, to the lady in the spa and the managers, the service was impeccable.
We were offered dressing gowns, towels, a locker and slippers and the pool is not open to children between 12 and 3.00p.m.
We then had a beautiful 3 course buffet lunch for only Eu20 and please remember that the day passes, for which I pay as my contribution to Care Days, include a Eu15 rebate to be used in the hotel. Please also remember that the restaurant closes at 2.00 p.m. so try to get in early.
 
Other exciting news is that thanks to Judith and the Paphos Post and the Care Days competition they held, we will be holding our first coffee afternoon in late April, at the request of many Care Days patients.
The first one is being very kindly sponsored by the Paphos Post, with a little something extra for those cancer patients who have lost their hair. Details will be in the next edition of the Paphos Post.
Other exciting news is that we have negotiated a discount for Care Days at the Amathus Beach Hotel in Limassol to offer day passes to those diagnosed with cancer in the Limassol District or bereaved through cancer and we are now actively looking for a nice restaurant to offer a champagne breakfast for two in Limassol and a hair and beauty salon to offer their services free of charge to Care Days.
If any of you Paphos Post readers have any contacts in Limassol, who you think may help us, please contact me on:
caredayscyprus@aol.com
 
Finally a very big thank you to our sponsors, Paphos Post, Viva fm, Martika’s Kitchen, GLI Ioannides Honda, Centroptical opticians, The Amphitheatre Café, Charlotte Graphic and Website Design, Angel Guardians, Pasykaf, Cancer Patient’s Support Group and Markos MY Hair and Beauty Salon by Elena.
Also a very big welcome to our NEW sponsors for 2022, Mornflake Mighty Oats (now on sale in several Paphos supermarkets and founded in 1675!) The great TLC School and G&P Prokataskevastiki, the place for tiles, bathrooms and much more.
 
If you would like to sponsor advertising of Care Days and your company, and do something great to make cancer patients in the Paphos District and those bereaved through cancer aware of what Care Days offers, please contact me on the email address below:
caredayscyprus@aol.com.
 
Care Days….Live the dream

GB masters basketball team tshirt with care days

Care Days logo printed on the GB Masters Basketball Team's t-shirts, paid for personally by the Andrew Lauder whose son Bruce is in the basketball squad playing for Team GB in the European Championships in Malaga in June.
We wish the GB Men all the best!!

WIN A MAKEOVER!! To the value of €100!!


Supporting FIMBA GB; Silver Partner, Men’s 40+ Team.

"On behalf of FIMBA GB Basketball and our o40’s men’s team, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and Care Days Cyprus for agreeing to be Silver Partners with us.
We very much look forward to helping to promote Care Days Cyprus, and our men’s over 40’s team will be proud to have the Charity’s logo displayed on their social media sites and T-shirts.
 
We are very excited at the prospect of participating in such an esteemed basketball event on the international stage, and I’m sure our talented team will do GB and our partners proud.
Thank you, once again, for your generous support."
Kind regards,
Maria Endacott-Heser
FIMBA GB delegate.
(On behalf of FIMBA GB)
Founder of Care Days, Andrew Lauder, is personally paying for this amazing sponsorship and promotion.

COMPETITION!!

WINNER !!!  CONGRATULATIONS TO PAOLA !!!
We had a great response to the below competition, thank you to everyone that entered. The winning testimonial came from Paola:
"Of course everyone loves to be pampered but there are moments in our life when you need it even more. For example, when you get through really devastating periods fighting with cancer or having lost a beloved one due to cancer. That's why I strongly believe that what Care Day's is doing, is something amazing. I've got through both of those dark periods and I can say that spending half a day not thinking bad, but just relaxing, was a balsam for my body and my soul."
 
 
are proud to sponsor a “Live the Dream” competition open to patients living in Cyprus,
who have been diagnosed with cancer plus their partner, and for those recently bereaved through cancer.
 
The winner will be the person who, in the opinion of the three judges from Cyprus Living and Care Days, sends in the most moving and accurate sentence about the effect that Care Days has on people with cancer or who have been bereaved through cancer. {Hint: if you need inspiration, go to the testimonials page of this website!}
 
The prize is :
A seaview swim up double room at the beautiful 5 star Evelthon Hotel on 30th September
{or different date if available,} with bed and breakfast, FREE waterpark, fruit and wine on arrival.

Care Days thanks Cyprus Living magazine for sponsoring this competition and Angel Guardians and the King Evelthon Hotel for their support.
 
- Competition ended on Sunday 26th September 2021 -

Care Days “A dramatic success” in first 3 months.

Andrew Lauder, the Founder of the Care Days Project, supported by CPSG and PASYKAF, helping patients diagnosed with cancer plus those recently bereaved through cancer, has told the Paphos Post that over 50 Care days have been granted in the first 3 months of operation against a budget of 100 for the first year.
Care Days offers six options of completely free of charge pampering sessions to patients diagnosed with cancer in the last three years, or four options for those recently bereaved through cancer. This has been made possible by the generosity of our main sponsors:
Markos MY Hair and Beauty Salon by Elena, the fabulous Ayii Anargyri Spa and the Elysia Breeze Restaurant together with our media sponsors, Paphos Post, Viva Fm and our advertising sponsors:
Markos MY Hair and Beauty Salon by Elena, Centroptical Opticians, GLI Ioannides Honda, Martika’s Kitchen, Charlotte Graphic & Website Designer, The Amphitheatre Cafe, and of course Viva FM Radio and Paphos Post for such wonderful support and to Cyprus Living Magazine.
Care Days is very happy to have received support from two new advertising sponsors for next year, the TLC School and Pro Act as well as Angel Guardians.
If you would like your company to be involved in our joint advertising programme next year, please contact: caredayscyprus@aol.com
As well as Dr. Christalla Phillipou and Nurse Olga at the Evangelismos Hospital in Paphos, Professor Astras, who has recently set up an oncology clinic at the St George Hospital in Paphos as well as at the American Medical Centre in Limassol and Paphos has agreed to support us in helping Care Days become established in Limassol and Nicosia, which is another major step forward for the Care Days Project in Cyprus.
“Yes, it sounds good. I will help as much as I can from my end. Just give me some time to work on it. I do believe it’s an amazing concept and that all doctors and patient advocates should support it!
Best Wishes
George”
Prof George Astras, Director of Medical Oncology
Medical Oncology Department | American Medical Center and Platonas Medical Center
Oncology Services in Nicosia, Limassol and Paphos
The competition for a prize of a swim up double room at the 5 star King Evelthon Hotel with Cyprus Living will end this month with some very interesting entries.
Our co-operation with Angel Guardians and the Paphos Bereavement Group is working very well, helping those recently bereaved through cancer to enjoy a Care Day.
Care Days has now extended the offer for cancer patients in the Paphos District diagnosed within the last THREE years, not the two years previously offered.
Andrew, Charlotte and volunteers wish to thank everyone involved in making the Care Days project a success and helping cancer patients and those recently bereaved through cancer to “Live the Dream.”
Please click on the below leaflets to enlarge:

Dr. Astras has very kindly volunteered to help Care Days expand into Limassol District, then Nicosia during the next 12 months.
I do believe its an amazing concept and that all doctors and patient advocates should support it!"
1. Care Days will be on the British High Commission website.
2. More bookings coming in
3. Full page in Paphos Post August edition
4. Cyprus Living giving us 2 editorials plus a fabulous "Live the Dream" competition in conjunction with the 5 star King Evelthon Hotel.
5. The tie up with Angel Guardians is going very well for those bereaved through cancer and we hope to have English and Greek leaflet from printers very soon thanks to Guardian Angels Funeral Home and Charlotte Graphic & Website Designer
6. Support from both CPSG and PASYKAF and the Paphos Bereavement Group
7. Finally of course the great news about the Annabelle Hotel day passes as another option, which was always our founder's dream.
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Our logo was on a loop of photos of those relatives of attendees who have passed away from cancer. It was a very good evening in aid of CPSG.

Paphos Bereavement Group Meeting

Andrew will be the guest speaker at the Paphos Bereavement Group on Monday August 2nd, explaining what Care Days is now offering to those recently bereaved through cancer.

Annabelle Hotel Option - NEW!!

Thanks to voluntary funding from Andrew, Charlotte and friends, a new option is being added every Monday from 11.00-19.00 for one patient from the Paphos District diagnosed with cancer during the last 2 years plus partner, or a person recently bereaved through cancer. 
Care Days is paying for a Day Pass at the stunning 5 star beachfront Annabelle Hotel which includes a wooden lounger with extra thick cushions, a towel, a choice of 3 beautiful pools, superb service of drinks or meals at your lounger or two restaurants, with an €15 voucher generously provided by this magnificent hotel for drinks, food, or spa (after which you will have to pay yourself!)
Everything about this hotel justifies its 5 star rating, from the attentiveness of the staff to its beautiful landscaping and beachfront position. 
This hotel really does enable Care Days recipients to "Live the Dream." 
In the winter months participants may use the spa pool and the €15 may be used as a credit for spa treatments or food and drink. 
Please note that because of the Covid crisis Safe Passes MUST be produced and bookings may have to be cancelled and rebooked if the hotel closes temporarily for any reason. 
Please click on the images to enlarge them.

 

 
 
 

 

CARE DAYS EXCITING EXPANSION – MORE OPTIONS!

Now including partners of those recently bereaved through cancer.
Last week, Care Days agreed a joint marketing deal with Angel Guardians to offer selected Care Days pampering options to those partners recently bereaved through cancer.
Maureen Watt a Director of Angel Guardians Funeral Home and Andrew Lauder, the Founder of Care Days issued a joint statement :
“Angel Guardians are offering a caring and empathetic service to those bereaved through cancer. When Care Days approached us to tell us that they wanted to expand the Care Days options to those partners bereaved through cancer, it made very good sense for us both to work together at a time of great emotional strain for those who are bereaved.”
 
 
Maureen Watt and Andrew Lauder holding the new joint leaflet for the bereaved, which will be printed in both English and Greek.

 

"Care Days is bringing light into what can be a real scary and dark place for cancer patients. Thank you for the great job you are doing. Keep doing it!" 
Nurse Paola. 
 
So what exactly is Care Days offering to cancer patients and in some cases their partners?
Care Days offers a completely free of charge half day pampering session every week to cancer patients and in some cases their partners, thanks to the extreme generosity of our sponsors:
1. Champagne (Cava) breakfast for two cancer patients and partners at the lovely Elysia Breeze All Day Lounge Bar, outdoors by the peaceful fountains.
Or:
2. A full body massage, shampoo and hair treatment for two cancer patients at the first class Markos MY Hair Studio and Beauty Salon by Elena.
Or:
3. A full body massage for two cancer patients at Beauty Salon by Elena (located at Markos MY Hair Studio).
Or:
4. A half day pass for two cancer patients and their partners at the magnificent 4 star Ayii Anargyri Natural Healing Spa Resort comprising the use of their three natural sulphur spring therapy pools, relaxation room overlooking the citrus grove and outdoor spa pool. (Require oncologist's approval.)
Or:
5. Full day pass at the fabulous Leonardo Laura Splash Water Park for one child who has been successfully treated for cancer over the age of 6 and under 18, plus one parent. Subject to approval from the child's oncologist.
Or:
6. Day Pass at the stunning 5 star beachfront Annabelle Hotel which includes a wooden lounger with extra thick cushions, a towel, a choice of 3 beautiful pools, superb service of drinks or meals at your lounger or two restaurants, with a €15 voucher generously provided by this magnificent hotel for drinks, food,  or spa (after which you will have to pay yourself!)
 
To apply please CLICK HERE to complete the booking form.
Thanks to our main sponsors above and to our radio sponsors, without whom Care Days would never have happened. You have all made a difference to the lives of cancer patients and those bereaved by cancer. 
Markos MY Hair and Beauty Salon by Elena, Centroptical Opticians, GLI Ioannides Honda, Martika’s Kitchen, Charlotte Hadjikyriakou Graphic Design, The Amphitheatre Cafe, and of course Viva FM Radio and Paphos Post for such wonderful support.
My thanks to Cancer Patient’s Support Group, Angel Guardians, Daryl Fitzgerald and to Dr. Christalla Philippou, my wonderful oncologist.
Check out the moving testimonials, click here.

4th July 2021

I am very happy to tell you that we have today launched our Care Days website www.caredayscyprus.com
Available in any language (through the direct google translation button located on the website) and booking forms may now be completed there.
You will notice that there is a button for "Nominate a friend with cancer." This is because we were so touched when someone did just that last week, that we decided to make it a feature of our website.
Tuesday 6th July, just after 09.00 Cyprus time, Andrew, our Founder, is being interviewed by Viva FM, without whose support the project would not have got going. Viva Fm can be listened to online here: www.vivafm.fm
Andrew has some exciting news exclusively on Viva FM about a new expansion for Care Days involving a joint marketing agreement with a substantial and very well known Paphos company!
You will also be able to read about it later this week on our facebook page, our website located on "latest news," and in the Paphos Post in August; after the very generous full page editorial they have given to Care Days once again in July.

Thank you for your continued support.

 

 

 
 

 


 

Care Days update to sponsors - June 2021

Care Days update to sponsors.
Thanks again to all of you for so kindly supporting the Care Days project.
The support has been amazing, with front page and full inside page in the Paphos Post this week with 50,000 circulation, plus further editorial every month for the next 12 months, 7 advertisements a day on Viva Radio, with the first 2 months being paid for by myself, with subsequent months all generously sponsored by local businesses, Markos My Hair Studio and Elena's Beauty Salon, Centroptical Opticians, Martika's Kitchen, GLI Ioannides Honda and The Amphitheatre Cafe, administration being very kindly handled by my graphic designer Charlotte and support from Cancer Patient's Support Group, the German Oncology Centre, the Evangelismos Hospital cancer ward and my oncologist Dr. Christalla all distributing leaflets to cancer patients.
Of course none of this would be possible without the very generous main sponsors of Care Days :
The Ayii Anargyri Spa, Markos MY Hair and Elena's Beauty Salon, and the Elysia Breeze Restaurant.
My target is 100 people taking advantage of Care Days in a year and we have 18 bookings already in the first three weeks and some wonderful letters from patients saying how much they have enjoyed the day.
Thanks again, you have all done something really great.
Andrew Lauder
PS check out the link below for our English leaflet:
Care Days© Ελληνικό Φυλλάδιο:

PROUD SPONSOR OF CARE DAYS

Charlotte Graphic & Website Designer

www.facebook.com/graphicdesignerpaphos

www.charlotteh.eu


 

 
 

 


 

New option/location just confirmed / added!!  MAY 2021

NEW!!! A full day pass at the fabulous Leonardo Laura Splash Water Park for one child with cancer (over the age of 6) plus one parent.

 
 
 
 

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GB masters basketball team tshirt with care days

Care Days logo printed on the GB Masters Basketball Team's t-shirts, paid for personally by the Andrew Lauder whose son Bruce is in the basketball squad playing for Team GB in the European Championships in Malaga in June.
We wish the GB Men all the best!!

WIN A MAKEOVER!! To the value of €100!!


Supporting FIMBA GB; Silver Partner, Men’s 40+ Team.

"On behalf of FIMBA GB Basketball and our o40’s men’s team, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and Care Days Cyprus for agreeing to be Silver Partners with us.
We very much look forward to helping to promote Care Days Cyprus, and our men’s over 40’s team will be proud to have the Charity’s logo displayed on their social media sites and T-shirts.
 
We are very excited at the prospect of participating in such an esteemed basketball event on the international stage, and I’m sure our talented team will do GB and our partners proud.
Thank you, once again, for your generous support."
Kind regards,
Maria Endacott-Heser
FIMBA GB delegate.
(On behalf of FIMBA GB)
Founder of Care Days, Andrew Lauder, is personally paying for this amazing sponsorship and promotion.

COMPETITION!!

WINNER !!!  CONGRATULATIONS TO PAOLA !!!
We had a great response to the below competition, thank you to everyone that entered. The winning testimonial came from Paola:
"Of course everyone loves to be pampered but there are moments in our life when you need it even more. For example, when you get through really devastating periods fighting with cancer or having lost a beloved one due to cancer. That's why I strongly believe that what Care Day's is doing, is something amazing. I've got through both of those dark periods and I can say that spending half a day not thinking bad, but just relaxing, was a balsam for my body and my soul."
 
 
are proud to sponsor a “Live the Dream” competition open to patients living in Cyprus,
who have been diagnosed with cancer plus their partner, and for those recently bereaved through cancer.
 
The winner will be the person who, in the opinion of the three judges from Cyprus Living and Care Days, sends in the most moving and accurate sentence about the effect that Care Days has on people with cancer or who have been bereaved through cancer. {Hint: if you need inspiration, go to the testimonials page of this website!}
 
The prize is :
A seaview swim up double room at the beautiful 5 star Evelthon Hotel on 30th September
{or different date if available,} with bed and breakfast, FREE waterpark, fruit and wine on arrival.

Care Days thanks Cyprus Living magazine for sponsoring this competition and Angel Guardians and the King Evelthon Hotel for their support.
 
- Competition ended on Sunday 26th September 2021 -

Care Days “A dramatic success” in first 3 months.

Andrew Lauder, the Founder of the Care Days Project, supported by CPSG and PASYKAF, helping patients diagnosed with cancer plus those recently bereaved through cancer, has told the Paphos Post that over 50 Care days have been granted in the first 3 months of operation against a budget of 100 for the first year.
Care Days offers six options of completely free of charge pampering sessions to patients diagnosed with cancer in the last three years, or four options for those recently bereaved through cancer. This has been made possible by the generosity of our main sponsors:
Markos MY Hair and Beauty Salon by Elena, the fabulous Ayii Anargyri Spa and the Elysia Breeze Restaurant together with our media sponsors, Paphos Post, Viva Fm and our advertising sponsors:
Markos MY Hair and Beauty Salon by Elena, Centroptical Opticians, GLI Ioannides Honda, Martika’s Kitchen, Charlotte Graphic & Website Designer, The Amphitheatre Cafe, and of course Viva FM Radio and Paphos Post for such wonderful support and to Cyprus Living Magazine.
Care Days is very happy to have received support from two new advertising sponsors for next year, the TLC School and Pro Act as well as Angel Guardians.
If you would like your company to be involved in our joint advertising programme next year, please contact: caredayscyprus@aol.com
As well as Dr. Christalla Phillipou and Nurse Olga at the Evangelismos Hospital in Paphos, Professor Astras, who has recently set up an oncology clinic at the St George Hospital in Paphos as well as at the American Medical Centre in Limassol and Paphos has agreed to support us in helping Care Days become established in Limassol and Nicosia, which is another major step forward for the Care Days Project in Cyprus.
“Yes, it sounds good. I will help as much as I can from my end. Just give me some time to work on it. I do believe it’s an amazing concept and that all doctors and patient advocates should support it!
Best Wishes
George”
Prof George Astras, Director of Medical Oncology
Medical Oncology Department | American Medical Center and Platonas Medical Center
Oncology Services in Nicosia, Limassol and Paphos
The competition for a prize of a swim up double room at the 5 star King Evelthon Hotel with Cyprus Living will end this month with some very interesting entries.
Our co-operation with Angel Guardians and the Paphos Bereavement Group is working very well, helping those recently bereaved through cancer to enjoy a Care Day.
Care Days has now extended the offer for cancer patients in the Paphos District diagnosed within the last THREE years, not the two years previously offered.
Andrew, Charlotte and volunteers wish to thank everyone involved in making the Care Days project a success and helping cancer patients and those recently bereaved through cancer to “Live the Dream.”
Please click on the below leaflets to enlarge:

As well as close cooperation with Dr. Christalla Phillipou at the Evangelismos, Care Days now have support from Professor Astras who has opened a very modern and relaxing new Oncology Centre at the St. George Hospital in Paphos, together with ones on Limassol and Nicosia.
Dr. Astras has very kindly volunteered to help Care Days expand into Limassol District, then Nicosia during the next 12 months.
"I will help as much as I can from my end. I do believe its an amazing concept and that all doctors and patient advocates should support it!"
Prof George Astras
Director of Medical Oncology American Medical Center, Platanas Medical Center.

 

For more information please click here

OUR PROGRESS...

Thanks so much for your support. If you are interested in the exciting progress made by Care Days, please check out the Paphos Post with a generous full page again or Viva fm 104.3 on Tuesday at about 09.10.

2/8/2021

Lots of exciting things happening at Care Days in the last two amazing weeks:
1. Care Days will be on the British High Commission website.
2. More bookings coming in
3. Full page in Paphos Post August edition
4. Cyprus Living giving us 2 editorials plus a fabulous "Live the Dream" competition in conjunction with the 5 star King Evelthon Hotel.
5. The tie up with Angel Guardians is going very well for those bereaved through cancer and we hope to have English and Greek leaflet from printers very soon thanks to Guardian Angels Funeral Home and Charlotte Graphic & Website Designer
6. Support from both CPSG and PASYKAF and the Paphos Bereavement Group
7. Finally of course the great news about the Annabelle Hotel day passes as another option, which was always our founder's dream.
We are humbled by the support that Care Days have been offered especially from Viva fm with whom Andrew has his monthly interview on Tuesday about 09.10, Angel Guardians, the Paphos Post and all our other amazing supporters:
Cyprus Living, Markos MY Hair and Beauty Salon by Elena, the Ayii Anargyri spa, the Elysia Breeze, the Amphitheatre Cafe, Centroptical Opticians, GLI Ioannides Honda, Martika's Kitchen, Councillor Cathi Delaney, CPSG, PASYKAF, Fitzgerald Estates, Charlotte Graphic Designs and Dr. Christalla Phillipou.
THANK YOU for being part of the Care Days team helping cancer patients and those bereaved through cancer, to "Live the Dream."

1/8/2021

Our logo was on a loop of photos of those relatives of attendees who have passed away from cancer. It was a very good evening in aid of CPSG.

Paphos Bereavement Group Meeting

Andrew will be the guest speaker at the Paphos Bereavement Group on Monday August 2nd, explaining what Care Days is now offering to those recently bereaved through cancer.

Annabelle Hotel Option - NEW!!

Thanks to voluntary funding from Andrew, Charlotte and friends, a new option is being added every Monday from 11.00-19.00 for one patient from the Paphos District diagnosed with cancer during the last 2 years plus partner, or a person recently bereaved through cancer. 
Care Days is paying for a Day Pass at the stunning 5 star beachfront Annabelle Hotel which includes a wooden lounger with extra thick cushions, a towel, a choice of 3 beautiful pools, superb service of drinks or meals at your lounger or two restaurants, with an €15 voucher generously provided by this magnificent hotel for drinks, food, or spa (after which you will have to pay yourself!)
Everything about this hotel justifies its 5 star rating, from the attentiveness of the staff to its beautiful landscaping and beachfront position. 
This hotel really does enable Care Days recipients to "Live the Dream." 
In the winter months participants may use the spa pool and the €15 may be used as a credit for spa treatments or food and drink. 
Please note that because of the Covid crisis Safe Passes MUST be produced and bookings may have to be cancelled and rebooked if the hotel closes temporarily for any reason. 
Please click on the images to enlarge them.

CARE DAYS EXCITING EXPANSION – MORE OPTIONS!

Now including partners of those recently bereaved through cancer.
Last week, Care Days agreed a joint marketing deal with Angel Guardians to offer selected Care Days pampering options to those partners recently bereaved through cancer.
Maureen Watt a Director of Angel Guardians Funeral Home and Andrew Lauder, the Founder of Care Days issued a joint statement :
“Angel Guardians are offering a caring and empathetic service to those bereaved through cancer. When Care Days approached us to tell us that they wanted to expand the Care Days options to those partners bereaved through cancer, it made very good sense for us both to work together at a time of great emotional strain for those who are bereaved.”
 
 
Maureen Watt and Andrew Lauder holding the new joint leaflet for the bereaved, which will be printed in both English and Greek.
"Care Days is bringing light into what can be a real scary and dark place for cancer patients. Thank you for the great job you are doing. Keep doing it!" 
Nurse Paola. 
 
So what exactly is Care Days offering to cancer patients and in some cases their partners?
Care Days offers a completely free of charge half day pampering session every week to cancer patients and in some cases their partners, thanks to the extreme generosity of our sponsors:
1. Champagne (Cava) breakfast for two cancer patients and partners at the lovely Elysia Breeze All Day Lounge Bar, outdoors by the peaceful fountains.
Or:
2. A full body massage, shampoo and hair treatment for two cancer patients at the first class Markos MY Hair Studio and Beauty Salon by Elena.
Or:
3. A full body massage for two cancer patients at Beauty Salon by Elena (located at Markos MY Hair Studio).
Or:
4. A half day pass for two cancer patients and their partners at the magnificent 4 star Ayii Anargyri Natural Healing Spa Resort comprising the use of their three natural sulphur spring therapy pools, relaxation room overlooking the citrus grove and outdoor spa pool. (Require oncologist's approval.)
Or:
5. Full day pass at the fabulous Leonardo Laura Splash Water Park for one child who has been successfully treated for cancer over the age of 6 and under 18, plus one parent. Subject to approval from the child's oncologist.
Or:
6. Day Pass at the stunning 5 star beachfront Annabelle Hotel which includes a wooden lounger with extra thick cushions, a towel, a choice of 3 beautiful pools, superb service of drinks or meals at your lounger or two restaurants, with a €15 voucher generously provided by this magnificent hotel for drinks, food,  or spa (after which you will have to pay yourself!)
 
To apply please CLICK HERE to complete the booking form.
Thanks to our main sponsors above and to our radio sponsors, without whom Care Days would never have happened. You have all made a difference to the lives of cancer patients and those bereaved by cancer. 
Markos MY Hair and Beauty Salon by Elena, Centroptical Opticians, GLI Ioannides Honda, Martika’s Kitchen, Charlotte Hadjikyriakou Graphic Design, The Amphitheatre Cafe, and of course Viva FM Radio and Paphos Post for such wonderful support.
My thanks to Cancer Patient’s Support Group, Angel Guardians, Daryl Fitzgerald and to Dr. Christalla Philippou, my wonderful oncologist.
Check out the moving testimonials, click here.

4th July 2021

I am very happy to tell you that we have today launched our Care Days website www.caredayscyprus.com
Available in any language (through the direct google translation button located on the website) and booking forms may now be completed there.
You will notice that there is a button for "Nominate a friend with cancer." This is because we were so touched when someone did just that last week, that we decided to make it a feature of our website.
Tuesday 6th July, just after 09.00 Cyprus time, Andrew, our Founder, is being interviewed by Viva FM, without whose support the project would not have got going. Viva Fm can be listened to online here: www.vivafm.fm
Andrew has some exciting news exclusively on Viva FM about a new expansion for Care Days involving a joint marketing agreement with a substantial and very well known Paphos company!
You will also be able to read about it later this week on our facebook page, our website located on "latest news," and in the Paphos Post in August; after the very generous full page editorial they have given to Care Days once again in July.
Thank you for your continued support.
 


Care Days update to sponsors - June 2021

Care Days update to sponsors.
Thanks again to all of you for so kindly supporting the Care Days project.
The support has been amazing, with front page and full inside page in the Paphos Post this week with 50,000 circulation, plus further editorial every month for the next 12 months, 7 advertisements a day on Viva Radio, with the first 2 months being paid for by myself, with subsequent months all generously sponsored by local businesses, Markos My Hair Studio and Elena's Beauty Salon, Centroptical Opticians, Martika's Kitchen, GLI Ioannides Honda and The Amphitheatre Cafe, administration being very kindly handled by my graphic designer Charlotte and support from Cancer Patient's Support Group, the German Oncology Centre, the Evangelismos Hospital cancer ward and my oncologist Dr. Christalla all distributing leaflets to cancer patients.
Of course none of this would be possible without the very generous main sponsors of Care Days :
The Ayii Anargyri Spa, Markos MY Hair and Elena's Beauty Salon, and the Elysia Breeze Restaurant.
My target is 100 people taking advantage of Care Days in a year and we have 18 bookings already in the first three weeks and some wonderful letters from patients saying how much they have enjoyed the day.
Thanks again, you have all done something really great.
Andrew Lauder
PS check out the link below for our English leaflet:
Care Days© Ελληνικό Φυλλάδιο:

PROUD SPONSOR OF CARE DAYS

Charlotte Graphic & Website Designer

www.facebook.com/graphicdesignerpaphos

www.charlotteh.eu



New option/location just confirmed / added!!  MAY 2021

NEW!!! A full day pass at the fabulous Leonardo Laura Splash Water Park for one child with cancer (over the age of 6) plus one parent.