We have been looking for a charity to support for our English Channel swim for some time. After careful consideration, we decided to go with Cagdas Yasami Destekleme Dernegi (CYDD)- Association for Supporting Contemporary Life. The NGO mostly has projects on education in Turkey, mainly education of girls. Through our swim, we are raising funds for their university scholarship, which is called "you can light a candle, too".
To raise awareness for fundraising efforts, two of our relay team members, Raha Akhavan and Emre Deliveli, along with our coach Kamil Resa Alsaran, interviewed Hurriyet, the Turkish daily with the most circulation. The story appeared on the cover of the paper on July 10, 2019:
If you would like to support us by making a donation to CYDD, here is their account info:
Bank: Yapi Kredi Etiler Ozel Hesap Bankacilik Merkezi; Branch No: 915
Account Name: Cagdas Yasami Destekleme Dernegi
TRY IBAN: TR13 0006 7010 0000 0053 6834 47
USD IBAN: TR86 0006 7010 0000 0057 9895 15
EUR IBAN: TR60 0006 7010 0000 0057 9710 68
GBP IBAN: TR25 0006 7010 0000 0058 0267 94
Please write "MANS YUZUSU" (English Channel Swim) in the reference/explanation so that CYDD knows it is for our swim.
CYDD prefers money transfers, but you can also donate via credit card: