Getting back down to business at the start of a new year

Members of the Nerja 41 Club in Somerset.
Members of the Nerja 41 Club in Somerset. / Josephine Proctor
  • ADANA started the New Year by welcoming a new secretary while the RAF Association is looking to elect a new officer

41 Club Nerja

Trip to Somerset

Thirty-seven members of 41 Club Nerja spent two days in Axbridge, Somerset in December 2017, allowing those who have been unable to visit the club in Spain recently an opportunity to renew old friendships and to make new ones.

Members and wives stayed at the Oak House Hotel in the town and visited Thatchers Cider Mill for a tour followed by tastings of the cider.

Forthcoming events for the new year include: on the first Thursday of the month - Munch Bunch, a lunch for members and wives at local restaurants; monthly evening members' meeting on the third Thursday of the month - this month an artist from Frigiliana will be talking to the club.

For more information contact Alfie on 626998626 or

Funky Vocals Community Singing Group

Social singing

The Funky Vocals singing group have moved to a new venue; they can now be found every Tuesday between 6pm and 7.45pm at the Underground Fun Pub in Ibensa Square, Arroyo de la Miel. They are looking for more members of all ages and nationalities, who would enjoy singing everything from 60s hits to modern day, including all the great classics from stage and screen.

The ability to read music isn't necessary and professional teachers will be there to help everyone make the most of their singing voice. Fees are five euros per session, only payable when you attend.

The group are happy to perform at local events and can be contacted for enquiries and bookings through Funky Vocals Facebook page or tel: 640 629 223 .

Living Waters Fellowship

Sunday Services

Living Waters Fellowship will be commencing Sunday Services this weekend at 4.30pm, in their church building in Las Rampas, Fuengirola, which they took over from the former church, the Ark. After the service tea, coffee and cakes will be available.


New year, new face

ADANA, the Estepona-based dog rehoming charity, has a new face on the Management Board, that of newly-elected secretary, Charles Brierley. Charles, who is Head of the Physics Department of the Laude School, San Pedro, got to know ADANA after adopting a dog.

“As I had experience of running my own company in the field of IT I was given the task of updating the existing ADANA dog database to make the work of the Adoption Team easier in that they can now deal with adoption enquiries at home, away from the ADANA kennels,” he explained.

President Mary Page said that the Board and volunteers were delighted to have Charles working with them and that his knowledge and expertise would enable staff to work even more efficiently.

ADANA enjoyed a good year with over two hundred and fifty animal adoptions in 2017 and a steady stream of income from fundraising.

RAF Association Costa del Sol

Annual general meeting

The annual general meeting of the Costa del Sol Branch of the RAF Association will be held on Monday 15 January at Elim Church, Plaza Ibensa, Arroyo de la Miel at 1pm. Voting will take place for the officer posts of the committee. Nomination forms can be obtained from the secretary, For further information see the website:

La Cala de Mijas Lions

ADIMI open day visit

The Mijas association for people with disabilities, ADIMI, held an open day recently and the La Cala de Mijas Lions president, Julie Barry, presented their president Cristóbal Moreno with a cheque for 4,583.76 euros.

Lions representatives were taken on a tour of the premises and shown the special therapy rooms for the mentally disabled individuals and their families. The money donated will go towards the purchase of much needed gym equipment and early learning aids.

La Cala Lions have a charity shop in Calle Torremolinos 12 (10am - 2pm) which sells donated second-hand items. They always need volunteers; anyone who can help should telephone 677059061 or go into the shop.