Tuesday, April 18, 2017

How To Make A Donation To LILY

If you are wishing to send LILY a donation from the UK.
The MJB Charitable Trust registered No 1067378 will collect donations on LILY’s behalf
and transfer them to our bank account at regular intervals.
Donations can be sent by bank transfer to:
Bank: Cater Allen Private Bank
Sort Code: 16-57-10
Account No: 54649018
Account Name: MJB Charitable Trust
As MJB are a registered charity in the UK donors will also be able to claim Gift Aid.
You will need to let LILY know and we will send you the Gift Aid form which you will then
have to send to the Trust either by post or scan and email.
If you want to know any more about the MJB Charitable Trust, accounts etc are publicly available on the Charity Commission’s web site.

You can still send by direct bank transfer to LILY’s Turkish bank if you wish
The bank details are
Bank name: Yapı ve Kredi Bankası A.Ş,
Branch is: Kuşadasi Şubesi -943,
Account number 80899009
Custmer No 37640670 Dianne Barbara Jones
IBAN no : TR41 0006 7010 0000 0080 8990 09
Swift/ BIC code : YAPITRISXXX
if via western union or money gram I think you need the address which is
Türkmen Mahlesi,
Sürücü sokak 11/2,
Kusadasi,
Aydin,
Turkey.
But often just my name - Dianne Barbara Jones and my phone number 0090 541 716 9386. Whichever is easiest for you thank you.

http://global.moneygram.com/tr/
Western Union https://www.westernunion.com/gb/en/send-money/start.html
Azimo https://azimo.com/en/send-money-to-turkey.html
Rational FX https://www.rationalfx.com/fees-charges
or by direct bank transfer for larger amounts.

Just Giving  click on the link -Just Giving


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sponsor A Doll And Help Provide A Syrian Family With Daily Bread


Master Corporal Mark Isfeld’s mother Carol created the Izzy Doll so he would have something to give to the children he met while serving as a peacekeeper. When Mark was serving on peacekeeping missions he saw that the children of those countries had no toys. Personal possessions are often lost during wars. His Mother, Carol Isfeld knitted him a little woollen doll that he could give away to the children he met.
In 1994, Mark was killed while serving in Croatia by a land mine explosion. Mark’s comrades in 1 Combat Engineer Regiment asked Carol to continue making the dolls for them to give out. Before Carol passed away, she gave her blessing to Billy Willbond and his organization ICROSS to carry on promoting, creating and distributing the dolls.
HPIC began working with ICROSS more than a decade ago. Through this partnership, HPIC became a major recipient of the Izzy Dolls. A few years ago, Billy passed the torch to HPIC to continue the mission of bringing comfort and joy to the little children of the world. Billy had three conditions: that HPIC use the dolls to benefit children, that this work be done to honour the memory of Master Corporal Mark Isfeld, and that the dolls not be bought or sold.

LILY wants to continue this story by distributing 'Izzy' dolls to children in war torn Syria. We are asking you to sponsor the Izzy dolls and you will receive a sponsorship certificate. The dolls will then journey to Syria and the sponsorship money will be used to provide a Syrian family with fresh bread daily.

Once you sponsor your Izzy doll it will be packed away to be distributed to children in time for Children's Day April 23rd 20017. You will receive a photo of your Izziy doll and a certificate of sponsorship.


The acute suffering of civilian communities has been made immeasurably worse by a shortage of bread, Syrian’s staple food, caused in part by the deliberate bombing of bakeries. By sponsoring a doll you will be helping to ease the plight of the Syrian civilian population, who feel abandoned by the rest of the world by making sure that they at least get fresh bread daily.
The 5 pounds sponsorship money will provide a family with bread for a month and help to ensure the continued running of the bakery in Idlib, Syria.


Because of difficulties with PayPal in Turkey we can only accept donations via Western Union, direct bank transfer.  If you are wishing to send LILY a donation from the UK.
The MJB Charitable Trust registered No 1067378 will collect donations on LILY’s behalfand transfer them to our bank account at regular intervals. Donations can be sent by bank transfer to:
Bank: Cater Allen Private Bank Sort Code: 16-57-10
Account No: 54649018 Account Name: MJB Charitable Trust
As MJB are a registered charity in the UK donors will also be able to claim Gift Aid.
You will need to let LILY know and we will send you the Gift Aid form which you will then
have to send to the Trust either by post or scan and email.
If you want to know any more about the MJB Charitable Trust, accounts etc are publicly available on the Charity Commission’s web site.
You can still send by direct bank transfer to LILY’s Turkish bank if you wish
The bank details are Bank name: Yapı ve Kredi Bankası A.Ş,
Branch is: Kuşadasi Şubesi -943, Account number 80899009
Custmer No 37640670 Dianne Barbara Jones
IBAN no : TR41 0006 7010 0000 0080 8990 09
if via western union or money gram I think you need the address which is
Türkmen Mahlesi,
Sürücü sokak 11/2,
Kusadasi,
Aydin,
Turkey.
But often just my name - Dianne Barbara Jones and my phone number 0090 541 716 9386. Whichever is easiest for you thank you.

or by direct bank transfer for larger amounts.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

LILY 2017 Calendars

2017 Calendars now on sale!
This lovely calendar features 12 photographs of what LILY is all about, from photos of some of the children we have helped to delivering bread to villages in Syria and of course featuring some our lovely donated knitting, crochet and sewing.

100% of profits from every calendar goes towards  providing food and comfort to families in need. 
Help to keep a child safe and warm this winter!


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2017 Calendar



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2017 Calendar

Friday, November 4, 2016

LILY Christmas Gift Tags

Buy a pack of 8 Christmas Gift tags and help to feed and clothe Syrian families living on the streets in Turkey.
These gift tags are printed on one side only to allow for a personal message on the reverse and come with ribbon to attach to gifts. 8.5 x 7 cm.

100% of profits from every gift tag goes towards  providing food and comfort to families in need. 
Help to keep a child safe and warm this winter!

All prices include Postage and Packing.

Christmas Gift tags




Christmas Gift tags





 'Lily' is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey and around the world.
'Lily' has no paid employees.  All the good work is done on a strictly volunteer basis.
'Lily' wishes to thank all those private individuals and businesses which support us.  Without you, there would be no 'Lily' - Love In the Language of Yarn.  We work hard for the day when we are no longer needed to help keep Children warm.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Help Ibrahim Go Back To School.


This is Ibrahim he is 11years old from Aleppo in Syria and now living with his family in Izmir. Since we heard his story a few days ago he has been on our mind a lot. He used to attend school but now has to work to help his family pay rent and survive. He works long hours in a tea house from 8am until 7pm serving tea, cleaning up and running errands. He earns just 200tl ( 47 gbp,68 usd) per month but the family's monthly rent is 320tl ( 75 gbp, 108 usd).
His story has touched a cord with my husband Mehmet as at the age of 9yrs we was sent away to Kuşadasi from the east of Turkey to earn money to help keep the family. He missed a lot of school and has always regretted it and made sure that all his 5 brothers and 2 sisters have gone to school. Education has the power to transform children’s futures. We're determined to ensure that Ibrahim gets an education and the chance to write his own future.

We have decided to help to make Ibrahim's life a little easier and go back to school by helping to pay the rent for the family. If you would like to help Ibrahim go back to school please click on the donate button below.

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 'Lily' is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey, whether it be donations of yarn, Knitting and Crocheting or transportation of completed blankets to receiving agencies.

'Lily' has no paid employees.  All the good work is done on a strictly volunteer basis.
'Lily' wishes to thank all those private individuals and businesses which support us.  Without you, there would be no 'Lily' - Love In the Language of Yarn.  We work hard for the day when we are no longer needed to help keep Children warm.

Dianne Jones - Founder of  'Lily'- Love In the Language of Yarn.


Thursday, January 14, 2016

LILY Refugee Drop In Centre


We set up the Drop in centre because we became aware of the desperate needs of destitute refugees living on our streets, many of whom go hungry and survive predominantly on the kindness of friends. Also the need to help stop these desperate refugees from making the perilous trip across the sea.



LILY drop in centre will be a welcoming, warm and friendly space. To help refugees and people facing poverty/ destitution, homelessness or struggling to triumph over adversity. Our drop in will be a safe place to come for a rest, children can play with toys, there will be a hot drink and when we can a hot meal. we will provide nearly-new,new and hand made clothing, footwear, toiletries and sanitary items to individuals in need and we always have hand made blankets that we can hand out when needed, food parcels and a supermarket voucher. When funds allow we will add a shower and washing machine services also.
We will aim promote good health and offer free advice and support, as well as the opportunity to meet organisations that can help with all kinds of problems. 


Our vision is a community in which all refugees are welcomed, valued and able to participate fully in society”



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 'Lily' is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey, whether it be donations of yarn, Knitting and Crocheting or transportation of completed blankets to receiving agencies.

'Lily' has no paid employees.  All the good work is done on a strictly volunteer basis.
'Lily' wishes to thank all those private individuals and businesses which support us.  Without you, there would be no 'Lily' - Love In the Language of Yarn.  We work hard for the day when we are no longer needed to help keep Children warm.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Make It Your New Year Resolution To Help Syrian Children!

 Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

Over half of the people displaced by the Syria crisis are children and every two minutes, another child from Syria becomes a refugee. Since the begining of this crisis and the first refugees came across the border into Turkey LILY has sworn to help bring a little comfort to Syria's children and to show them that they are not forgotten - that we DO care.

Here are some of the ways you can help us to provide that comfort:

If you are a knitter or crocheter please consider making an 8inch square or two with your odds and ends of yarn. It's a great way to bust your stash and the squares will be joined to form blankets and given to Syrian refugees. Every square is a hug from someone who cares! you can also send us completed blankets if you prefer.

We also need Sweaters, Hats, scarves, gloves, socks infact anything that will help to keep a child warm during the cold winter months.


If you do not knit or crochet maybe you would like to make a donation to help to pay for the transportation costs- we make a delivery into the camps every month. You can do this by clicking on the Donate button at the side of this page.


Lack of access to food and severe malnutrition have meant that mothers have been unable to feed their babies adequately. In addition, the conflict has made orphans of tens of thousands of children, and these include countless motherless babies, who may have been left in the care of grandmothers or other relatives.
'LILY' has been regularly supplying milk formula to hundreds of babies in the hard-hit areas every month. We urgently need babies bottles to be able to feed these babie the formula, giving these innocent infants a fighting chance of survival in the hostile circumstances into which they have been born.Therefore I am asking if you could spare a few pounds/ dollars etc. to enable us to buy bottles to be able to feed them the formula to help save these baby's lives.

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We also desperately need to provide the Syrian women and teenage girls sanitary napkins... something we all take for granted but are in very short supply in the refugee camps. You can help by making a donation and we will purchase baby formula, bottles and sanitary napkins locally and supply the camps on your behalf.




We have heard stories of Syrian mothers having to resort to using plastic bags instead of nappies and as you can imagin this causes terrible sores and babies needing medical attention. We (LILY) try to supply nappies as often as possible but disposable nappies are expensive. As there are over  30,000 babies registered in 24 refugee camps along border areas with Syria and Turkey and While the exodus to Turkey continues unabated, the population of newborn babies to Syrian refugee mothers also increases day by day..... that's a lot of nappies!
I have found a family run factory here in Turkey that makes flat toweling nappies that will sell them to LILY at a greatly reduced price. These will fit all ages.... so the same nappies will last one child from baby right through to toddler stage and are easy to wash thoroughly by hand and quick to dry. We can buy a pack of 12 re-usable toweling 100% Turkish cotton nappies 60cm x 60cm for 28 turkish lira which works out around 7 pounds sterling (10 us dollars).
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The denial of bread - has become a weapon of war!

Bakeries providing a lifeline to communities have become a regular target for air strikes.
The acute suffering of civilian communities has been made immeasurably worse by a shortage of bread, Syrian’s staple food, caused in part by the deliberate bombing of bakeries. At 'LILY' we are doing our best to try and ease the plight of the Syrian civilian population, who feel abandoned by the rest of the world by making sure that they at least get fresh bread daily. Families queue up for hours in the hope of purchasing even a single bag of bread, and frequently return home empty-handed.
Due to your generous support for our Syria Bread  Appeal in August 2014, 'LILY' and local partners were able to refurbish and restore an abandoned bakery in Idlib which had been forced to shutdown due to fuel and flour shortages.  We have  been able to supply bread to 5 villages, providing bread for around 2,200 families. We need your support to ensure that we are able to provide this lifeline!

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As more and more Syrians are fleeing Syria and trying to head for Europe we are starting to find Syrian families on the Streets of Kuşadasi as we are less than 1 hour away across the sea from the Greek island of Samos. When we can we help them by feeding and clothing them plus help to find them shelter. If you could spare a lira (pound, dollar) or two that would be a great help. Please use the donate buttons below.


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Images of children with no shoes in the bitter winter snow and mud in the past years have prompted LILY to lauch a shoe appeal these last four years. Therefore once again we are asking for your help.


LILY's helpers have visited many Syrian families in Turkey and witnessed the conditions they lived in and seen the numerous children without shoes or any kind of footwear. As have we here in Kuşadasi as many of the the Syrian refugees arriving here and sleeping on the streets have no or inadequate footwear for the winter.



We are asking you to donate just 5 British Pounds (8 US Dollar) which will buy a child a pair of winter shoes/ boots. Being able to source them locally helps us to get them to the Syrian children quicker.

As the cold season approaches, responding quickly is crucial. 


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Together We Can Make A Difference!





 'Lily' is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey, whether it be donations of yarn, Knitting and Crocheting or transportation of completed blankets to receiving agencies.

'Lily' has no paid employees.  All the good work is done on a strictly volunteer basis.
'Lily' wishes to thank all those private individuals and businesses which support us.  Without you, there would be no 'Lily' - Love In the Language of Yarn.  We work hard for the day when we are no longer needed to help keep Children warm.

Dianne Jones - Founder of  'Lily'- Love In the Language of Yarn.

Address - 'LILY' C/O Dianne Jones
Türkmen Mahlesi
Sürücü Sokak
Yildrim Apart 11/2
Kuşadasi
Aydin 
Turkey.