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Improve your Spanish

Geoff, our treasurer, heads a group of people who help to improve the English of our Spanish friends, who in turn help us with our Spanish. Recently, the Spanish have greatly outnumbered the English and so we are looking for more volunteers to come and join us. Please contact us for more information. We also hope soon to start visiting the L'Almadrava school in Benidorm to help the bright young things there with their English. If you are interested in coming along, please contact Jan (President) or Geoff.

MABS Charity Shop raising funds for Cancer research and care

MABS are opening a Charity Shop, hopefully at the beginning of November. Volunteers are required to man the shop on Mondays, Thursday and Fridays. So if you have some time to spare, please contact us and we can put you in touch with the organiser.

Donations, Donations, Donations!!!!!!!!!!

Lots of lovely people in various businesses in Benidorm have been working hard over these last few months to raise money for our work and good causes. Maddies Bar have raised over 360 euros, and Foleys Bar another nearly 70 euros. And our own fundraising raffle this time raised over 75 euros! A donation was 50 euros received as a result of equipment hire, and at the Relleu BBQ venture an amazing 700 + euros were raised. Keep it coming!

Upcoming social events

Lovely Lunch at Mastrioni's, Albir on 2nd October 2013. Coffee mornings coming up soon - contact Pearl on 607 385 842 for full details. We are planning our Christmas lunch again at Monroes, Benidorm on 13 December, so pencil that in your diary and let Pearl know if you wish to come and join us.

Meeting of HELP International, Benidorm resume for the winter

Hello Everyone! Well, our meetings have started again and are in full swing. Don't forget, we meet every Thursday at the Jose Llorca Centre, Benidorm (see Our Location for directions) at around 10.30 am, except for Fiesta days. If you have never been before, please come along and meet us and join in with our lively discussions and have a coffee with us! All nationalities welcome - you might like to take part in our free Spanish lessons and learn the language of the country you have chosen to live in!

Our Annual Visit by Students from Valencia

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Every year since 1996, HELP volunteer members have hosted a visit from young, enthusiastic students from a school in Valencia. They are students from the Institute of Secondary Education SERPIS. The purpose of their visit is to improve their spoken English with native speakers and to ask us many questions about typical English life. They especially love to experience our singular British humour and have a thirst for our corny jokes!

Certificate of Appreciation for Maddies Bar, Benidorm

HELP International Benidorm presented Maddie's Bar in La Cala a Certificate of Appreciation as they have ALREADY raised a magnificent €653.08 for the HELP Benidorm registered charity SO FAR this year.They have also generously donated food, toiletries etc for the children in the EMAUS home in Relleu. For those that do not know, this home takes care of young children who for various reasons are no longer able to live with their families or are orphaned.

Summer Social Events

11 July 2013 Coffee morning at LA TORREONE BAR, LA CALA 11.00 am
18 July 2013 Lunch at OASIS RESTAURANT, LA NUCIA 1.00 pm for 1.30
1 August 2013 Lunch at ALFAZ PENSIONISTAS CLUB 2.00 pm
8 August 2013 TRAIN TRIP to Alicante or Villajoyosa Contact Pearl for times etc
15 August 2013 Coffee morning at ALBIR SOCIAL CENTRE (behind Mercadona) 11.00 am
29 August 2013 Lunch at HONG KONG RESTAURANT, ALBIR 1.00 pm
Any questions and to book lunches ring Pearl on 607 385 842

Presentation of Video Camera to T.A.P.I.S group, Benidorm

T.A.P.I.S. group

For those that don't know, T.A.P.I.S. (Taller Prelaboral de Inserción Social) is a social insertion workshop for people with physical and mental disabilities. Help Benidorm became involved with the Benidorm group several years ago when we donated a wheelchair to them. They are a wonderful group of young people and they work hard making various leather goods to help them fund their activities. We have now presented a video camera to the local T.A.P.I.S. group to assist them to make the films they enjoy creating.

Donation from Maddies Bar

Fund raising was done recently at Maddies Bar and they kind made a donation of €161.70 to our Help Funds. A big ' Thank you ' to all concerned!

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