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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.

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.

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