The Shipping Society recently organised a charity bake sale to support the British Red Cross Turkey-Syria Earthquake appeal. The event was a great success, with Turkish students baking traditional Turkish food and pastries to raise funds for a worthy cause.
The bake sale was held on the University of Plymouth campus and attracted a large number of students and staff members, and inspired conversations about culture, traditions, and the importance of contributing where we can.
The Turkish students involved in the event showcased their culinary skills by preparing a variety of traditional Turkish dishes, including baklava and Turkish delight. These delicacies were a big hit among the visitors and helped to raise significant funds for the charity appeal.
Overall, the bake sale managed to raise £550 pounds, which will go towards helping those affected by the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria. The Shipping Society's initiative has been praised by the student community, with many appreciating the efforts made by the society to support a worthy cause.
The success of this event has highlighted the role that student societies can play in creating a positive impact on society. It showcases the power of collective action and demonstrates how small initiatives can make a big difference in people's lives.
The Shipping Society's charity bake sale is a testament to the spirit of generosity and empathy that exists within the University of Plymouth's student community.
“Everything was well organised; I really appreciate the support for the earthquake victims. All the food was tasty, everyone was so kind and had some good conversations with the people there.” - Mustafa Er (Shipping Society member/ Turkish student)
“Especially being a Turkish student in The Shipping Society, I can easily say that I am so happy and pleased with this event. The food was amazing, and the people here are very kind. I can say that I am lucky to be in such a thoughtful society.” - Oguz Er (Shipping Society member/ Turkish student)
“Our People are affected by recent earthquakes and floods; we are so grateful that the shipping society are helping us collect funds and donations to show our solidarity with the people of Turkey and Syria” – Ahmet Ercelik (Shipping Society member/ Turkish student)
“I am so moved by the efforts of the Turkish students bringing traditional pastries, snacks and food to the bake sale and the incredible support we received from students, staff and members for such an important cause” – Tove-Kjerstin Vea (Vice Chair, Shipping Society)
“The food and atmosphere was amazing and it was so nice to learn more about traditional Turkish food and traditions while talking with the many Turkish students showing up to support the bake sale” – Lloyd Evans (Chair, Shipping Society)
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