Looking for support
Acompalia, the palliative care organisation in Granada province, is looking for new members. The charity continues to develop its helpline and 'Acompanion' buddying services with the aim of developing a stronger volunteer programme within the Costa Tropical and La Alpujarra communities. “Fundraising helps us to give terminally-ill patients and their families the support that they need,” said a representative. To join Acompalia visit www.acompalia.org or look for Acompalia on Facebook. Annual membership costs 15 euros per person.
Royal British Legion Coín
The Coín Branch of the Royal British Legion held its annual Spring Fair at La Parrilla de Pepe on 18 April. Members competed in several categories of events. Anyone interesting in joining and meeting other members is invited to La Parrilla de Pepe, just opposite La Trocha, at 11am on the first and third Wednesday of every month.
La Cala de Mijas Lions Club
St George's Day
La Cala de Mijas Lions Club members, volunteers and friends raised funds by holding a St George's Day event at the house of vice president, Margaret Bobowicz. The afternoon included crazy golf, darts, duck dipping, name the dog, tombola, among other activities. Last year the club donated almost 60,000 euros locally, raised through events and the shop in Calle Torremolinos. This year the club celebrates 20 years of service to the local community and is on its way to beating last year's fundraising figure. New members are always welcome. The Lion's shop is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Tel 677 059 061. Donations of clothes, bric a brac etc. are always appreciated.
The Royal British Legion Nerja
Nerja Residents' Day
The Royal British Legion Nerja branch attended the recent Residents' Day and raised 400 euros for the Poppy Appeal Fund coordinated by Dorothy Allen. The RBL holds various events throughout the year and anyone interested in joining them should contact Vera on 952967200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Contrary to popular belief, members do not have to be currently serving or ex- military, British or wear 'black tie' to events; everyone is welcome.
TAPAS organised an afternoon of fun, music and a typical English afternoon tea to celebrate St George's Day. The event raised over 200 euros for charity. Singer Helen Rush entertained and encouraged the crowd to join in with her to sing a medley of English songs specially chosen for the St George's Day theme. The news on the day of the birth of the second son for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was further cause for celebration.