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A record-breaking evening for Soul Train

The popular Soul Train returned to Fethiye after a four-year break raising a whopping 208,000 TL for four local charities.

600 people attended the fourth Soul Train event held at Leb-y-Derya at Aksazlar beach in Fethiye, with feedback describing it as the best yet!

The chosen charities were each received 52,000 TL at a presentation held on Friday.

Fethiye International Group Children’s Charity (FIG)


Çalış Children’s Charity (3C’s)


The two Children’s Charities provide a wide range of help to children and their families and to local schools. They work legally under the umbrella of FETAV who obtained the legal permissions from the Fethiye District Governor for this event to go ahead.

HANDS Neutering

Focus solely on neutering in Fethiye, Çalış Üzümlü and surrounding villages.


Animal Aid Ovacık

Neuter large numbers of street animals in addition to providing treatment feeding programmes in the Ovacık, Hisarönü, Ölüdeniz, and Kayaköy areas.


These two organisations use private vets thus preventing animals from having to be taken to the local shelter where they are exposed to life threatening viruses. They are doing outstanding work with their TNR programmes which is making a huge impact on controlling the numbers of street animals. 

Thank you’s

The Soul Train team, Gill Sanderson, Karen Okka, and Desree Sarıoğlu, would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped to organise the event, and provide pledges for meals, drinks, hotel stays, beauty treatments etc.

To Pearl Flynn Bulut’s newly formed entertainment company, Index Enterprises for providing the entertainment; the Sensations all the way from South Africa and the amazing DJ Bubbles who kept the dance floor full all night. 

The heads and volunteers from the different charities who worked alongside the Soul Train team, distributing tickets and, on the night, meeting and greeting people, selling raffle tickets etc. It was a real team effort! 

Karma Restaurant, Fethiye

Charcoal Palace, Çalış 

Dilas Kitchen Pizzeria Bar, Ovacık

Taş Mekan, Fethiye 

Crimson Bar, Çalış 

Kafe 48, Ovacık

Sundown Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, Çalış 

Lagoon Boutique Hotel, Ölüdeniz 

The Bar, Hisarönü

Ayla’s Bar, Ovacık 

Happy Restaurant, Hisarönü

Oldie’s Bar, Hisarönü

Cazibe, Ovacık 

Çalış  Beach Indian 

Golden Wok, Hisarönü

Loca Luna, Hisarönü

Villa Transfers

Hilmi Seafood Restaurant

Hayat Veteriner Klinigi 

Piano Bar, Hisarönü

Seashell restaurant, Ovacik 

Caspers, KayaKoy

Salon Dilek Çalış 

Edil Property Maintenance 

Jet2 Holidays

Debs Handy

Hisarönü Dental Cinic

Hobby Café, Çalış 

Lucy Joy 

Café Pazar, Çalış 

HalHal Detay 

TopGear, Hisarönü

Yeşil’s Kelebek Ev, Kadıköy

Karizma, Ovacik

Jewel Restaurant, Fethiye 

Hannah Kaba

Glamour, Hisarönü

Chinese Rose, Hisarönü

Holident Dental Hospital, Fethiye 

Akkent Garden Hotel, Çalış 

 EY’S, Çalış 

Mancero Kitchen & Bar, Fethiye

Intersky Travel 

Nil Bar, Çalış 

Dragon Boat, Ölüdeniz 

Ali Tuğsat, Çalış Co-operative

And last, but definitely not least, a massive thank you to the Soul Train supporters who attended and made Soul Train 4 a spectacular night filled with fun happiness and laughter.

The team are already being asked when the next Soul Train event will be. Watch this space for September 2024!

If you would like to join the Soul train team and be involved in the organisation of the next Soul Train, please contact Gill Sanderson.

Photographs by Norman Clark

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