Celebrities design Mickey Mouse for children
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
AA photosMickey Mouse sculptures designed by Turkish celebrities as part of “Mickey’s Imagination Workshop” social responsibility project were sold over the weekend. The revenue from the sales was donated to Make-A-Wish Turkey, which makes the dreams of children with life-threatening diseases come true.
The project, which was carried out in collaboration with Make-A-Wish Turkey, Forum Istanbul and Disney Turkey, was promoted at a meeting held on the weekend at Four Seasons Bosphorus Hotel.
Forum Istanbul Marketing Director Binnaz Dinçer said their goal was to make children happy, including the ones who have to struggle against disease in their small bodies. She said they collaborated to make their wishes come true.
The Walt Disney Company Turkey, Greece and Cyprus Regional Director Sinan Ceylan said they were organizing events with the theme “Share the Magic” throughout the month of April and “Mickey’s Imagination Workshop” was the most special event as it made children’s dreams come true.
Make-A-Wish Turkey Executive Board Chair Carole Hakko said the team that organized the event and brought it to Turkey had made a first not only in Turkey but also in the world, and many children’s dreams would come true.
Turkish singer Yeşim Salkım, who designed a Mickey Mouse in the shape of the Turkish shadow theater characters Hacivat and Karagöz with her husband, theater actor Hakan Eratik, said she had designed Karagöz and her husband had designed Hacivat.
Turkish national football team goalkeeper Rüştü Reçber designed a Mickey Mouse wearing a national football team uniform. He said there were thousands of Turkish children struggling against life-threatening diseases. “As the association, we are doing our best to give children a magical day.
More financial aid will make more children’s dreams come true. This is why I call for everyone to support it.”
Make-A-Wish Turkey board member Revna Demirören said she had identified children with goodness in her Mickey Mouse sculpture and created a Mickey angel.
Author and the founder of the Toy Museum, Sunay Akın, said he had bought the first toy created with Mickey Mouse for his museum.
(L to R) F Binnaz Dinçer, Sinan Ceylan and Carole
Hakko are seen at a meeting held to promote the
specially designed Mickey Mouse sculptures.
At the end of the meeting, many renowned figures from the arts, sports and media examined and purchased specially designed Mickey Mouse sculptures. The revenues from the sales of the sculptures were donated to Make-A-Wish Turkey to make the dreams of children between the ages of 13 and 18 come true.
People who want to design the Mickey Mouse sculpture of their dreams will come together at Forum Istanbul’s “Mickey’s Imagination Workshop” between April 20 and 23.
Also, the sculptures designed by celebrities will be on display at the same venue between the same dates.