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Summer Barbecue at the Pensionistas, Alfaz del Pi

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Once again we had a lovely time at the Pensionistas, Alfaz del Pi with a delicious Barbecue last night, Saturday 4th September. There were 14 Help members there & we all thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The evening ended with a Flamenco Show. How lucky we are to be able to sit outside on a beautifully warm evening, up until midnight, at the beginning of September. I wouldn´t recommend it though if one is not a carnivore!!

September meetings starting Thursday 9th

Well, here we are again , nearly at the end of summer, and what a hot one it has been! Our Help members have been enjoying coffee mornings, beach barbecues and sumptious lunches throughout the summer. Not long now though and we will be thinking about getting our chimneys swept and our logs ordered!

Upcoming events

Lunch to be held at the Pensionistas Club at Alfaz del Pi on 16th June 2010. We normally gather around 1 pm and lunch will be at approximately 2 pm. Places MUST BE BOOKED by phoning Pearl, our social secretary on 607 385 842.

Visit from Valencia

Valencia Students 3

This Thursday's meeting, 27th was cancelled because of a visit from 60 young, lively spanish students from Valencia. Approximately 20 Help members volunteered to host their visit and we spent a fun, if noisy hour or so talking to them in English and answering their questions about the English way of life. This has been an annual event now for some years and a great time was had by all.

Trip to Delta del Ebro

Trip to Ebro

On 11th May thirteen HELP Members joined up with a Gandia Tours Coach Trip to the Delta del Ebro area. It was a very early start but we all made it although some of us were a bit sleepy eyed.

Annual General Meeting

Help Committee 2010

The Annual General Meeting of Help International, Benidorm was held on the 5th February 2010, and attended by over 90 members.

The association over the year 2009 has raised an amazing €3,482.47 from the various fund raising events such as the Christmas Fayre, the volunteer spanish class teachers, the sponsorship by Banacaja and generous donations from friends of Help as well as those we have helped over the years.

Christmas Party 2009.

The Help Christmas Fayre, held at Villasol Camping, was very successful. In spite of the recession, or maybe because of the bargains to be found, a total of a little over 1,300? profit was made, a record amount. The "bottle stall" was one of the most popular. As usual the cake-stall sold out very quickly.

News Update 2009.

After many month without an update, due to a change in contributor, I hope to do this more often.

There have been many, many calls from the public for help, mostly from people visiting Spain, which were dealt with by members of the committee. The cries for help ranged from broken bones, heart attacks, strokes, necessity for repatriation, stolen possessions, credit cards eaten by ATM machines etc.

AGM February 5th 2009.

The Help Benidorm AGM was on Thursday, the 5th of February. The new committee was elected unopposed..

Christmas Party. December 12th 2008.

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The Christmas Party was held in the Social Centre, La Nucia, on the 12th of December & was attended by about 60 members. There was plenty of food, supplied by members, in fact there was a little left over! The Mayor of La Nucia came to give us Christmas Greetings & wish us well. Our thanks to him for letting us have the facilities. We were entertained by Kenny B, who sang many songs in the Frank Sinatra style & was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

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