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Help Vega Baja Office in Torrevieja Officially Reopens

The Torrevieja office of HELP Vega Baja was officially reopened on Monday by HELP President Michele Masson (pictured left), and Torrevieja’s International Residents councillor, Carmen Morate. The premises on Calle Rambla de Juan Mateo were closed in December for renovation work, as well as the charity looking to restructure their operation there, in addition to maintaining

Russian Pensioner Detained at Alicante Airport with 100,000 Euro in His Jacket

A 67-year-old Russian man was stopped from flying out to Berlin from Alicante-Elche airport, after was found to have 100,000 euro in his jacket.   The elderly traveller had two hundred 500-euro notes sewn into the inner-lining of his jacket, with the Guardia Civil suspecting that he and the money would have eventually ended up

Royal British Legion Spain District North Welcomes New District Chaplain

The Royal British Legion, Spain District North has a new District Chaplain, with Father Ray Andrews taking over the role from the Reverend Terence Samson.  Father Ray was born in Greenwich, London and spent a good deal of time there, living briefly in Spain and Southern Africa. He trained as a psychotherapist, specialising in addiction,

ADAPT Hands Out Donations to Local Charities Including AECC and MABS

ADAPT (the Association of English Speakers of San Pedro del Pinatar) recently handed out donations to local charities that help cancer sufferers and their families. ADAPT President Janet Pierce and charity coordinator Celia Drinkall presented 500-euro cheques to Hilario Tárraga of the local AECC cancer group and to the MABS Mar Menor, coordinator Janet Bell.

Carnival Party This Saturday at San Miguel Animal Sanctuary

The animal sanctuary Finca San Miguel de Salinas is staging a Carnival Party on Saturday February 25th between 1.00 pm and 5.00 pm, with a variety of food and refreshments. The finca is situated off the canal road from Villamartin to San Miguel, and you will have the chance to meet all the animals there

Local Royal British Legion Branches Raise Thousands of Euro in Poppy Appeal

Local branches of the Royal British Legion raised over 73,000 euro in this year’s Poppy Appeal, with the Orihuela Costa, Torrevieja, and Gran Alacant/La Marina groups distributing poppies and collection boxes to over 500 bars, restaurants and shops across the region. RBL volunteers  were found at all kinds of locations collecting, including Alicante-Elche airport, local

Charity Santa Fun Walk Finally Took Place at the Weekend in Glorious Sunshine

There were no problems with the weather last Sunday as the postponed seventh Santa Walk organised by Maria and the Pink Ladies in aid of the AECC cancer charity took place around Zenia Boulevard. Just over a thousand euro was raised on a sunny day, with the walkers and spectators also bringing donations for the

Santa Fun Walk in La Zenia This Sunday

It’s that time of the year again when the local cancer charity fundraisers Maria and The Pink Ladies will be staging their annual Santa Fun Walk this Sunday (December 4th). The five-kilometre event, which starts and finishes at the Zenia Boulevard shopping centre, gets going at midday. Entries cost just five euro per person, and

Smile Charity Group Donate to Three Local Charities

The Smile Charity Group that raise money for local charities through putting on shows in the area have been handing out a total of fifteen-hundred euro to local beneficiaries. Cheques of 500 euro each were presented at Benijófar’s Plaza de la Constitución to the  Benijófar Crisis Appeal, Torrevieja Stroke Support, and the Elche Children’s Home.

Suzi4fitz Dance Group Donation to Help Needy Families in Montesinos

Sue Gibson and her Suzi4fitz fitness and dance group team recently handed over 3,000 euro to Los Montesinos Mayor Jose Manuel Butron, which was raised in their sell-out spring shows held at the town’s music auditorium. The money will be used as food vouchers distributed by the Montesinos social services department, which local needy families can

Christmas Carol Concerts in La Marina

The New Cardenal Belluga Theatre Group are to stage three carol concerts around the La Marina Urbanisation area later this month. The first event will be at the La Marina Social Centre on Wednesday December 14th at 7.00 pm, followed by the Market Place on Thursday December 15th at noon, and finishing off on Friday

Local Resident to Raise Money for Sri Lanka Orphanage at Sacko’s Bar

Sacko’s Bar in El Limonar, Torrevieja is to put on a special fundraising evening to raise money for the  Lawris Girl’s Home in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where 25 youngsters, aged between five and 15 years live. Most became orphans due to the Tsunami back in 2004. Denise Dow will host the evening, which will feature

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