Our supporters in Crete play a massive part in the charity, without their kindness and continued generosity we wouldn’t be where we are today so we would like to thank all of our supporters in Crete for continuing to help Saras Hope Foundation grow.
We have been overwhelmed with the amazing support that the charity has received on the island. The local businesses and people have embraced the Foundation and have been extremely welcoming, warm hearted and kind to Sara`s guests. Many local tavernas and restaurants offer to wine and dine Sara`s families on the house and they really make the experience so special and memorable. Sue Harris-Kokotsaki and her family and friends invite our guests to experience a traditional Greek dancing night at their family run taverna Cretan Corner in Aptera. This night is always one of the highlights of the week. Limnoupolis Water Park provides free passes and this is a fun filled day for the whole family. Chania Boat Trips offer a free 1 hr or 3 hour cruise which always creates lots of smiles and happy memories.
Frankie Miles owner of Villas Crete Holidays kindly sponsors a book lending service in the Almyrida Resort Hotel with over 3000 books.
The library is looked after by a lovely couple Anna and Bob Scott and raises a substantial amount for the charity every summer.
Many venues organise and host charity events and one of the most exciting is the annual Sara`s Christmas Party at the White Lady Rethymnon which is always a fabulous afternoon with a full Christmas fayre menu plus all the trimmings and live music.
Local businesses also provide discounted beauty treatments, we have two special ladies Monica and Gina who offer to visit Sara`s Retreat and provide free massages for Sara`s families – this is a wonderful way to relieve stress and relax. Many local businesses also collect donations in Sara`s official collection goblets and kindly sell Sara`s merchandise and offer raffle prizes for our charity fundraising events
We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone on the island who helps create a very unique and memorable experience for Sara`s families and helps us create ` Smile, Hope and Precious Memories`
Ged and Julie Hoburn ( Sara`s parents and founders of the charity )