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ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE COMES TO MOORES SPURS

ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE COMES TO MOORES SPURS

The global sensation that is the Ice Bucket Challenge came to Moores Bar in Cabo Roig last week with no fewer than eight members of Spurs Supporters Spain getting dunked with freezing cold water and in the process raising money for their chosen charity.

Having completed her challenge (see picture) Shona Farnes donned her collecting hat and went round with a bucket – empty this time – and collected 120 euros for the Stacey Mowle Appeal.

Stacey is an 8 year old Spurs fan who – four years ago – was diagnosed with a very severe and aggressive form of cancer – Neuroblastoma.

There is no cure at the moment and the only viable treatment is in the USA but, at a cost of over half a million pounds sterling, this is currently impossible which is why the guys and girls at Moores Bar are putting all their efforts behind the appeal.

More events are planned – one of their members is considering entering the “Stay Sober for October” appeal but doesn´t think the local economy would survive a month of him not drinking – while in November a big Legends Evening is being staged at both Moores Bar and next door at Marinasol Restaurant.

Former Spurs stars Graham Roberts and Stephen Sedgley will be in attendance on Saturday 15th November for a gala dinner, with raffle and auction plus fun and laughter and it is hoped that a lot more money will be raised for such a good cause.

More details about the charity, the event and the supporters club can be found on their website – www.spurssupportersspain.com. Tickets are available from Moores Bar and Canal Print Rioja.

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JOIN THE WORLD’S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING

Friday 26 September 2014 at La Campana Restaurante Guardamar del Segura
Make time for what matters in life by joining the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26 September and help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
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ALICANTE PENSIONER BEATEN TO DEATH

Joseph, known locally to his friends as Pepito, had been to dinner with his family on Sunday in Alicante. He was, 82 years of age, lived alone, but maintained frequent contact with his relatives. He saw them on a regular basis and was always punctual f…

TOWN WALK TO FUND DAYA VIEJA LESS FORTUNATE RESIDENTS

Dressed in the costume of black and gray huertano blouses and pants, many residents of Daya Vieja paraded through the town

For many centuries residents of Daya have dressed in traditional Huertano costume and walked through the town on 1 September playing music and generally enjoying themselves in an activity that mixes music, and gastronomy, in honor of the Virgin of Monserrate.

Last week the event took especial significance as, dressed in the costume of black and gray huertano blouses and pants, many residents of Daya Vieja paraded through the town collecting gifts and donations that will be put toward the cost of providing for those less fortunate residents.

The festive events, have become one of the most fun and anticipated activities and as more and more expatriates settle in the town, Councilor for festivities, Jose Angel Lorenzo, said “many international residents are now also joining in this traditional activity.”

Many restaurant owners and residents donated animals including rabbits and chickens which will be sold to raise money, while those who were not in a position to provide livestock made financial contributions instead.

This activity meets each year to local residents of different ages and even nationalities because as indicated by the councilman Festival, Jose Angel Lorenzo, “some international residents do not hesitate to join this traditional activity.”

Throughout the morning the group, who are accompanied by a flautist and a drum, walk through the entire town asking for the donations from the residents.

They are followed by a handcart pulled by a donkey which was also donated a few years, in which they pile their contributions.

Donations vary enormously and obviously, in these times of crisis, there are those who can afford hardly anything. But Lorenzo said that everybody makes an effort which demonstrates the unity of all the residents in the small town.

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FIRE FIGHTER FIESTA THREAT

According to a press release from the Partido Popular of Orihuela, the municipality owes the fire consortium 64,000 euro.
For this reason, the fire service will only provide emergency cover in the municipality, only attending emergencies, and will not…

TORREVIEJA ASKED TO EXPLAIN HOMOPHOBIC PARADE

The young socialists of Torrevieja have demanded answers from Torrevieja town hall, as to why the participants of the summer parade through the city were allowed to shout homophobic and hateful chants as they moved through the streets.
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REDISCOVERING ORIHUELA THROUGH ITS HISTORY

Dates of forthcoming tours are 13 and 27 September, 11 and 25 October

The capital of the Vega Baja region of the Alicante province, Orihuela is an ancient town with a long and distinguished history visitors to which are now able to rediscover the city’s history through some of its main characters, the likes of the poet Miguel Hernández, Archbishop Fernando de Loazes or the Armengola heroin, all played by a group of six young actors.

These theatre tours take place every couple of weeks. They start at the school Santo Domingo and for very nearly two hours an average of 80 visitors are transported back in time, witnessing iconic events through the eyes of the actors as they really happened, stories both familiar and otherwise in which the audience discovers the real history of Orihuela City.

The history of the college itself is explained by one of the city’s most famous sons, the Orihuela born Archbishop Fernando de Loazes, the founder of the original college who was subsequently to become the Archbishop of Valencia, all through the actions of an actor.

At the Gate de la Olma, the troubadour Mariano provides another overview of the city before the group moves on to the Museo Casa de Miguel Hernández, the house where the poet lived and which contains many of his contemporary personal effects and photographs, where the poet himself, played by actor from La Nena Crea, welcomes them and even accompanies the party to a festival that takes place in la calle de Arriba.

The music and poetry enliven the whole tour with the theme “Orihuela city of light” in which there is plenty of opportunity for emotional and comedic moments. Each character that visitors meet carries a lantern with which to guide them to their next destination.

The Armengola, heroine of Orihuela and one of the most important figures in Orihuela, perhaps most well known from the Fiestas de la Reconquista, the folklore festival of the Moors and Christians, brings the tour to a close as she takes visitors to the gates of the City, repeating many of the experiences that they have discovered earlier.

Described as perhaps the most original way to discover Orihuela, and organized by the Department of Tourism, dates of forthcoming tours are 13 and 27 September, 11 and 25 October. The event is free and for all ages but participants do need a good level of Spanish. More information from the Tourist Office or www.orihuelaturistica.es.

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THE DARK SIDE OF TOURISM

With two separate events in the planning, one a covert nightmare that has haunted residents for years, the other a dream of a local business group looking to take control and cash in on the growing phenomenon, not only have the residents of the Orihuel…

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