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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.

Want to improve your Spanish - then join our Intercambio groups in Altea and Benidorm!!!

We meet up in Altea and Benidorm with some lovely young people who are anxious to improve their English, whilst at the same time we can improve our Spanish! And they are often a mine of useful information. If you want to come and join us, please contact us via the web site's 'suggestion box' in the contacts section, and either Geoff or Denny will be in touch to give you more details. Come along, it is a lot of fun!

Fundraising in aid of the Children's home, Relleu

We are currently very active in trying to help the Children's home in Relleu, which due to government cuts, is finding itself in great difficulties. If you can put a few extra groceries in your basket when you are shopping and bring them to us at the Thursday meetings, we regularly take things to the children and it is most gratefully received. It is just a few euros for each of us to find, but means a great deal to these unfortunate children - please help!!!!

Special thanks was given to Maddies Bar in La Cala.

For those that do not know, we regularly give support to a Children's home in Relleu. Recently we have had two considerable donations of money amounting to over €280, raised by Maddies Bar in La Cala from selling football cards. We will soon be taking Easter eggs to the children as a special treat.

Spring Social Calendar

There are a number of social events being organised over the next few weeks - please contact Pearl on 607 385 842 for more details and to book lunch places :-
Coffee morning on Monday 25th February 11.00am at the Alfaz Pensionistas.
Coffee morning on 11th March 11.00am at Cuidad Patricia.
On 17th March there is a trip to Finestrat for a mixed grill and other courses. There will be entertainment and dancing. The cost is 22 euros if you go on the coach. 15 euros if you get to the venue independently.

Want to improve your Spanish??

Then come and join Geoff at the Intercambio group at La Torretta, Benidorm, or alternatively we have a group at Altea. Not only will you improve your Spanish, but often there are people who can help you with various problems you may have with the Spanish system. Plus you can enrich your life here by socializing with the lovely people we live with. Contact us via the web site for more details.

AGM 7th February 2013

Just a reminder that we have our AGM on 7th February 2013 and would like as many members as possible to attend. Please remember that you must be a fully paid up member (which at €6 a year is a bargain!), so contact our membership secretary, Anne, if your renewal is due on or before that date. We still require volunteers for the position of Vice President and an assistant to the Treasurer.

Sad News

Over the Christmas period we have sadly lost two long standing Help members, Roy Wood and Ann Brown. Our thoughts and prayers go out to families at this very sad time.

Christmas Lunch 2012

Christmas lunch 2012

Friday 14th December saw the members of HELP International Benidorm enjoying their annual Christmas lunch. Thanks to Pearl who organised the event, Phil Howell and Ricky Dale who entertained us, and to Father Christmas who found time in his busy schedule to visit us. Thanks also to the staff at Monroes.

Christmas Fayre Success!

Our annual Christmas Fayre was held at the José Lorca Llinares Social Centre on 13th December 2012 and was a great success. We raised €623, all of which will be used for our work in the local community. We would like to thank all our contributors, supporters, volunteers and the staff at the Social Centre, with especial thanks to Mercedes. Without all these people we would be unable to continue our important work.

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