Age Care Association
Age Care Association held its annual Christmas Lunch at the Tamisa Golf Hotel. Guests were welcomed with a glass of mulled wine and hors d'oeuvres before a short speech by Lesley Berridge, the Welfare Leader at Calahonda, who thanked all the volunteers for their invaluable help. Entertainment was provided by Martin Joseph, a member of the Rat Pack. After the meal there was a raffle followed by 'Mania Performers'.
Age Care Association holds coffee mornings along the coast and is there for a coffee and a chat and to give support. The organisation is run entirely by volunteers to help the older English-speaking community on the Costa del Sol. For more information tel: 635 407 255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org / Facebook - agecarecosta / www.agecarecosta.org
1st Fuengirola Scout Group
Cubs and Beavers from 1st Fuengirola Scout Group had a party to mark the 20th anniversary of the group. The Cubs and Beavers took part in a number of activities after which they enjoyed party food and slices of the special cakes that had been iced with the badge design from their uniforms. Badges were then awarded for the work that had been completed during the term. Next term the group will be moving to the hall at Saint Anthony's College on the Camino de Coín Road between Fuengirola and Mijas. Anyone interested in becoming a leader or who would like more information visit www.fuengirolascouts.com or email email@example.com
Costa del Sol 41 Club / Costa del Sol Tangent Club
Joint anniversary party
TheCosta del Sol 41 Club and the Costa del Sol Tangent Club recently celebrated the 20th Anniversary of both clubs. The anniversary dinner was hosted by current 41 Club chair, Hartley Southerby-Smith and Tangent Club chair, Enid Southerby-Smith. It was held at El Olivio in La Cala. The clubs were started in Estepona on 29 November 1997 by founders Richard and Julie Wood. National Presidents of the 41 and Tangent clubs UK, Dave Campbell and Melodie Brooks, flew in especially for the occasion. At the ceremony, Richard and Julie Wood were presented with special 'Founder Chairman' medals.
Helping disabled children
The Marbella-based charity, Collective Calling, raised 2,008 euros at a Gala Gospel evening on 1 December for The Container of Hope project, which will go to help children with disabilities at the Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania.
Mr Maph and Simone Lisa and the Marbella Gospel Choir performed in front of 70 people at the Estrella Del Mar Beach club. Guests included pastors from across the coast. In January 2018, the container will be sent from Spain to the Nyarugusu camp, which is the world's third biggest refugee camp. Collective Calling is still asking for donations and will be collecting until mid-January. In particular they are asking for children's clothes, toys and toiletry items. Drop-off points are: Shannon Murray hair salon in San Pedro (952 113 028), and Neli G's café in Benavista (952 928 576). www.collectivecalling.org