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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.

British Ambassador, Simon Manley visits Villajoyosa Hospital with HELP members 21 November 2013

Ambassador visits Villajoyosa hospital

The British Ambassador, Simon Manley visited Villajoyosa Hospital today with HELP members, and was introduced to all the doctors and social workers there. He and they are very proud of the work done by HELP volunteers in connection with the visiting to English speaking ex-patriots and tourists who find themselves patients at the hospital.

Philipines Tragedy

It has been unanimously agreed by HELP members to purchase a Shelter Survival Solution Box, which provides basic essential items for a Philipino family. We must not forget those so much less fortunate than ourselves, and will be making a contribution of approximately £600.

Social Events November and December 2013

We are having lunch at the Peppermill Restaurant on 20th November 2013 and our Christmas Lunch will be at Monroes in Benidorm on 13th December 2013, priced at €15 per head. Please contact Pearl on 607 385 842 for more information and to book your place.

Christmas Fayre 12th December 2013

Christmas Fayre 2013

We are holding our annual Christmas Fayre on 12th December 2013 at our meeting place, the José Lorca Llinares Centre, in Benidorm (see 'Our Location') from 11 am to 2 pm. We will have a Bottle Tombola, Bric-a-brac, a Cake Stall and lots more. So come along and support us! All welcome!

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