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.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Ramadan Food Parcels Appeal For Syria.

The Holy month of Ramadan (Ramazan in Turkey) is fast approaching. According to the Islamic calendar this year Ramadan will begin on 6th June and end on 7th July. This Ramadan, please remember the people of Syria: millions hungry, many thousands literally starving. With your donations, we’ll take food to the hungry and remind Syrians that we stand with them. We’ll be taking Ramadan food parcels into the Idlib province of Syria where there is a shortage of food. Each food parcel is planned to meet the daily calorific requirements to sustain a family of 6 for up to a month. Each parcel consists of: Dates, Figs, Flour, Rice, Sugar, Butter, Oil, Pasta, Bulgur wheat, Lentils, tinned fish, tinned tomato puree, Packet Soups, Tea and Seasonings, and when needed baby milk formula, all purchased locally here in Turkey.

Life has become increasingly harsh for those struggling to survive in Syria. Five years of conflict have destroyed the country’s economy and agricultural production. Recently I have listened, hopelessly, to the stories of parents who have no choice but to put their children to sleep at night with empty stomachs, babies screaming through the night because there is no money or access to milk.






               With your help together we can make a difference!

 Each parcel costs around 30 pounds (44 USD). If you could spare a lira (pound, dollar) or two that would be a great help. No donation is too small. We urge you to please donate what you can to our food parcel appeal and continue to keep the people of Syria in your thoughts and prayer.
  Please use the donate buttons below.Your donations will go a long way to help keep them alive. 

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'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. 

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


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 Ku┼čadasi 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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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.


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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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.