Calling all serving or ex-RAF
The Costa del Sol Branch of the RAF Association wants new members. The club offers friendship, help and support to the 'RAF family'. This includes current and former serving RAF personnel, their spouses, widows, widowers and other dependants. From something as simple as a chat to financial support in a time of need, the Association is there to help.
The majority of this support is delivered by local branch members, on a voluntary basis. The RAF Association Branch brings together like-minded people and arranges social events ranging from informal quiz nights to a formal dinner and dance with entertainment.
Anyone who is serving or who has served in the RAF, or just wants to offer support can come along to one of the meetings. The first Tuesday in the month the club meets at Restaurante Los Morenos, Alhaurín el Grande at midday and the third Monday in the month at Bar El Jardín, Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmádena at 2pm. The RAF Association runs the annual Wings Week appeal and local branch volunteers are often at the Iceland store in Mijas raising funds to help those in need.
For more information, contact Costa del Sol RAF Association Branch at www.rafacostadelsol.co.uk
La Cala Lions Club
Donation to the homeless
President of the La Cala de Mijas Lions Club, Julie Barry, recently presented a cheque for 9,053.22 euros to Joyce Gyimah, founder of the homeless association ADINTRE. The money will be used to purchase a massive fridge freezer to go into their new premises in Fuengirola.
Joyce started working, on her own, for the homeless in 2002. From this small beginning, she now has over 80 volunteers helping her at the centre where those in need can receive food, clothes, furniture, take a shower and participate in workshops to learn a trade, enabling them to get back into society.
Funds, donated by the Lions Club, are raised through many Lions events and the 50 volunteers in the shop in Calle Torremolinos, La Cala de Mijas.
Children collect for dog refuge
ADANA, the Estepona dog rescue and rehoming charity, recently visited the Víctor de la Serna School in Estepona to pick up an enormous quantity of dog food and blankets collected by the pupils. ADANA board member, Reg Winkworth, and administrator, Carlos Delgado, went to the school to pick up donated items and to thank the pupils.
Carlos invited themto visit the ADANA 'perrera' tosee how their efforts have helped the charity's work caring for dogs in need.
Trumps Bridge Club
The Trumps Bridge Club annual tournament was held recently in the Caves Restaurant in Maro, followed by dinner.
The tables split into two sections (red and blue) playing identical boards. Winners of the red section were Nan Cowie and Bob Mitchell while winners of the blue section, and the overall winners, Marion Talbot and Sue Cobley, were presented with the David Leake Trophy by Sue Moulden.