The diverse Cretan People and Culture. Who are the Cretan people? What is Cretan culture? How can we share our wonderful stories, traditions, ideas, words, songs and histories?
Trivia - what has Jennifer Aniston got to do with Crete?
Cretan People and Culture - Crete for Life is a charity operating in the south of Crete, near Ierapetra, bringing joy to kids suffering in poverty and ill-health from the on-flowing effects of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. A holiday camp for kids, this charity provides welcome relief and laughter, sun and swimming, activities and sharing for many children every summer. Their motto is "A holiday can change a life" and we agree. Click on their logo to visit their website and support their valuable work, volunteering positions are available.
The Sara's Hope Foundation was launched in the summer of 2007. Ged Hoburn writes "It was inspired by our very beautiful daughter Sara, who passed away with a very rare form of colon cancer at the tender age of 16 in 2001. Sara was such a lovely and warm hearted person who could light up the room with her radiant smile and glowing personality".
The Foundation is in the process of negotiations for a plot of land on the island of Crete to build a holiday retreat for children in the UK who have been diagnosed with cancer, inspired by the Cretan people and culture, with open hearts and family care.
The retreat and the holidays create smiles, hope and precious memories for children with cancer.
Sara's Hope Foundation would welcome any support fellow lovers of Crete.
Donations can be made through the Sara's Hope website, just click on the logo above or visit www.sarashopefoundation.co.uk
Walk With Donkeys
Donkeys are work animals for most people on Crete. When they are no longer useful or too old, in the past they were left to starve or die a sad and lonely death. Crazy foreigners think this is terrible, so have created a donkey shelter in the south-east of the island, near Ierapetra.
The great thing about this is that the donkeys get treated really well, live out their lives in good health, and get to meet more crazy foreigners who love animals. Some visitors even bring their kids for a farm visit, a picnic, a day trip riding a donkey, a camping trip or a vulture spotting trek in the mountains, to get away from it all.
Donations can be made to support the work of Alistair and Suzanne at
Walk with Donkeys
To find out more about their wonderful farm visits and guided walks, visit www.walkwithdonkeys.com
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