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Visit by Spanish students from Valencia - Thursday, 5th June 2014

We are delighted to say that our young friends are coming down to visit us once again on 5th June 2014 for an hour or so of lively English conversation practice. So there will be no weekly meeting on this date, but if you want to come and join us and enjoy the fun, then please come along and help our young friends.

Improve your Spanish!

Our Treasurer, Geoff, is still running a very active Inter-cambio group in Benidorm each week. If you are interested in improving your Spanish while having fun at the same time, do come along and join us. the Spanish are really keen to practice English, and can also help us to learn basic phrases. You can get in touch via our web site for more information.

Finestrat European Union Day - 10th May 2014

The Finestrat European Union Day is being held in Finestrat in the Casa de Cultura on Saturday, 10th May, starting at 12 noon. Free parking is available. Come along and see us on our stand where we will be promoting Britain.

International Day, 30th March 2014 at La Nucia Sports Centre

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On the 30th March, an International day was held at the Sports Centre in La Nucia, and we were invited to have a stand to promote Help International. The day was very well organised and over 8,000 people attended throughout the day.

A bagpipe band from Scotland opened the day at 11 o'clock - imagine the pride for all the British people there. We were entertained throughout the day from many different countries with their own traditional dances and songs.
We were able to talk to other charities, thereby encouraging integration - a good day all round.

Up & coming social events

Lunch at the Hong Kong in Albir for Wednesday, 26 March at 1 pm, and a Coffee morning will be held at Alfaz Pensionistas on 9 April. Contact Pearl on 607 385 842 for more details.

Tickets are now on sale from Mel for the Musical production at the Casa de Cultura in Alfaz on 4 and 5 April in aid of the Altzheimers. Tickets are €10 with an extra €8 if transport is required.
On 22 March the MABS Charity is holding a entertainment night with meal at El Raco campsite – tickets €12.50.

Grand reopening of Library and Theatre at the José Llorca Linares Social Centre, Benidorm

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We were at the Social Centre for the grand reopening of the Library and the Theatre. A group of ten of us from HELP watched a video presentation showing the different organisations that utilise the centre, and the sort of activities that go on. HELP was included in the picture show, a couple of good photos, one with Jan and the other a view of the members in a meeting in the upstairs room. The Mayor of Benidorm was also present.

Meeting with Daniel Pruce (Deputy Ambassador) and Lloyd Milen, Vice Consul

Meeting with Daniel Pruce and Lloyd Milden

On Friday 28th February, HELP International Benidorm had a visit from Deputy Head of Mission Daniel Pruce (Ambassador’s deputy), from Madrid and the Alicante Vice Consul, Lloyd Milen. (click below for more......)

A change at the Helm of HELP International, Benidorm

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On the 6th February 2014, our president, Jan Elders, retired from office after serving as President for 6 years. Jan will be missed, as she has worked tirelessly to maintain Help International Benidorm to a very high standard. We wish Jan well, and look forward to her continuing support as a volunteer. Jan was presented with a gift of Swarovski crystal, as a token of our thanks.

Bill Steele has been voted in as the new President. We wish Bill well, and look forward to his support for the members, and especially the committee members, who all work so very hard with their various roles.

A Message from our outgoing President, Jan Elders

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HELP International Benidorm held its AGM on 6th February with 87 members attending, a marvellous number. This has been my last year as HELP President, and as usual it has been very busy. Many visits have been made to people in the Villajoyosa Hospital, and in their own homes. We have enjoyed numerous coffee mornings, lunches and days out. Translation and equipment loan help has been given to many of our members, and the local community...........

Miguel, the policeman at José Llorca Llinares Social Centre, Benidorm retires

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The resident Policeman, Miguel at the José Llorca Llinares Centre recently retired, and HELP International Benidorm presented him with a leaving gift in thanks for his services to us and the centre.

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