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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!

Fund raising for Alzeimer's Society by Help

A few people from HELP went to a fund-raising evening at the Alzheimer's society, where they presented a cheque for €500 euros which was gratefully received by the association. In addition €2,833.30 was raised.

Social events for May/June 2013

A coffee morning is to be arranged at the new Social Centre in Albir for the 13 May and lunch will be arranged at Casa Juan in Albir for Wednesday, 29 May. Come along and join us - for more details telephone 607 385 842.
Cuidad Patricia are holding their 30 year Celebration Day on 13 June from 11.30 to 6pm. It will have a flamenco show, live music, food, drinks and games from 4 nationalities throughout the day. Other trips are Gandia 23rd May, Denia 24th May, Peniscola-Morella 28th-30th May,Cherry Valley 22nd 31stMay & 5th, 11th June, Serrania De Cuenca 11th-13th June.

Defibrillator for La Cala Medical Centre

The members of Help have unanimously agreed to buying a Defibrillator for the La Cala Medical Centre, Benidorm, at a cost of around €2000. This is a major purchase but felt to be of benefit to us all possibly, either now or in the future, and of course is a only a small part of the wonderful work done by Help, Benidorm International.

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