Little Owls Hooting With Delight.
F.A.C.E. (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone)
continued their Summer Season of giving, by donating €500 to the
"LIttle Owls" at the Azabache Hostel in Arboleas, recently.
The "Little Owls" is a voluntary practical support group,
providing emotional and practical support to people who are
living with terminal illness, those who are bereaved, or who are
simply lonely. In fact "Little Owls" will try to assist anyone
who may need help in the Arboleas, Albox and Partaloa areas.
"Little Owls" can provide a listening ear, and also help to talk
through any worries a person might have. The group can provide
information on local services available to those needing further
help, and can also offer practical assistance in the form of
shopping, ironing, and assisting people to visit hospitals or
For those that need it, the group can also provide companionship
by dropping in to some one's home, maybe just for a cup of tea
or coffee and a little chat. The group can also provide various
items of equipment such as Zimmer frames, commodes and
wheelchairs on a short term basis.
Finally "Little Owls" can also offer carers a short break from
their caring roles, even if it is only for a few hours a week.
Being able to leave your loved ones with some one you can trust
can make such a big difference.
If you would like assistance from "Little Owls" or just want
more information, please e-mail email@example.com
F.A.C.E. has supported "Little Owls" for several years now
and is pleased to continue this association with "Little Owls"
by making this €500 donation. F.A.C.E. hopes that this
affiliation will continue long into the future.
Should you be interested in joining F.A.C.E., or would like
further information regarding their aims and achievements,
please contact Adele Wrigglesworth (F.A.C.E. President) on
telephone number 667 255 094, or visit the F.A.C.E. Facebook
page or the website at www.face-charity.com.
Photograph attached - From Left to Right - Back Row - Tina
Huntly and Lynne Lovell both from Little Owls and Zoe West from
F.A.C.E. Front Row F.A.C.E. Vice President Carrie Green, F.A.C.E.
President Adele Wrigglesworth and Little Owls President Cathy
F.A.C.E. Keep Giving!
Although F.A.C.E. (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone)
have unfortunately had to cancel this years annual Summer Market
which was to have been held on the 1st July, due to
circumstances beyond the groups control, their programme of
donations will continue as usual.
The first of the Summer donations was made recently to M.A.C.S.
(Mojacar Area Cancer Support) at the M.A.C.S. shop in Turre. A
new mobile clothes rail was donated to M.A.C.S President Elaine
Brown and in addition €1,000 was also donated.
The M.A.C.S. shop in Turre was the original shop to open under
the M.A.C.S. brand name. Since first opening, three other shops
in Mojacar, Huercal Overa and Albox, have also opened. F.A.C.E.
has provided support towards the opening of each of the shops.
The long term aim of the shops is to raise enough funds that a
hospice can be opened somewhere within the Mojacar/Almanzora
Valley area, that will be able to support people that suffer
M.A.C.S already supports many Cancer sufferers throughout the
region by providing home support and advice, transport,
translation services and equipment, and many of its services
are provided free of charge to the patient, so the funds raised
by the four shops are vital to M.A.C.S's present commitments as
well as to it's long term aims of opening a hospice.
The Turre shop is now looking a little tired and needs a little
bit of love and attention. F.A.C.E. have donated the €1,000
towards a refurbishment of the shop, which hopefully will help
the shop to continue to raise funds for Cancer sufferer's.
Both M.A.C.S. and F.A.C.E. are desperate for more volunteeers to
help both organisations to continue their good works. If you
would like to become a volunteer for M.A.C.S. and have a few
hours a week to spare and feel that you could be of use to the
organisation, please call into any one of the M.A.C.S
shops where they will be only to pleased to welcome you and
answer any questions you may have. If you would like to join the
enthusiastic group of Fundraisers that is F.A.C.E. please ring
Adele Wrigglesworth (President) on telephone number 667 255
094. For further information on F.A.C.E please take a look at
their web site at www.face-charity.com
or look at their Face book page.
Richard B. Tolman
from left to right - M.A.C.S. Shop Volunteeers, Arlene De
Ritter, June Watkins and Team Leader Carol McDowel, with M.A.C.S.
President Elaine Brown, F.A.C.E. President Adele Wrigglesworth, and
F.A.C.E. Committe Members Lorraine Cundy and Zoe West.
Celebrate 100th Birthday.
Although the Scouts are well known and recognised throughout the
whole world, their presence in this part of Spain is not so well
known about. In fact there are several Scout groups not only in
Almería, but throughout Andalucía. However the Albox Grupo Scout
106 del Saliente is a little bit special this year because not
only is it the only Almería group based outside of Almería
City it is also celebrating it's 100th Birthday.
The Albox group comprises of over 90 youngsters, both Spanish
and English speaking, and their Headquarters is the group of
Rondel Buildings situated below the old bridge in Albox adjacent
to the new childrens park.
This year there will be many different ways in which their
Centenary Birthday year will be celebrated. One of these events
was held on Saturday 23rd April when approxiamately 1,500 scouts
converged on Albox which hosted the XXV Festival de la Canción
ASDE Scouts de Andalucía.
The event was attended by various scout officials and troups
including a British group from the Costa del Sol. Also in
attendance was the Mayor of Albox, Sonia Cerdán, British
Councillor Maura Hillen and F.A.C.E. (Fundraising in Arboleas,
Caring for Everyone).
At the Inaugaration Ceremony F.A.C.E. President Adele
Wrigglesworth accompanied by Richard Tolman, presented members
of Grupo Scout 106 del Saliente with a Birthday present of four
tents. The group was also presented with a Commemorative
Certificate by the British group of scouts from the Costa del
The afternoon was full of singing and dancing and enjoyed by all
present. What a great way to celebrate the start of a great
100th Birthday year.
Richard B. Tolman
Scouts Entertained at the Albox Fair Ground by band Benny Hill.
Some of the 1,500 Scouts in attendance.
Adele Wrigglesworth and Richard Tolman from F.A.C.E. present
Members of Albox Grupo Scout 106 del Saliente with one of the
four tents that were purchased as a Birthday present for the
Fairies Abound At F.A.C.E. Quiz Night.
(Fundraising Raising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone) held
their Annual Quiz Night at the Bar Kubatin in Arboleas using a
theme of Fairies.
The night was hosted
by Smooth fm Radio presenter Ray Peters and 10 teams, made up of
four to six players, battled it out over four rounds and 86
questions to win various prizes. Each one of the four rounds was
sponsored by Angels Nursing Group, Smooth FM Radio, The Almería
Ten Pin Bowling Centre and UK Satelite TV. All of the F.A.C.E.
Committee were dressed in various fancy dress costumes and one
of the quiz rounds had questions and answers that related to
The Winning Team was
"Clueless" led by Jan and John Dando, with the Team of 6
"Carrie's Dusty Boots" members finishing second and "The
Aljambrians" led by Alice Bradbury and Wendy Plumb finished
third in what turned out to be a very closely fought
As well as the quiz
there was a raffle with one of the main prizes being a Jamon
Seron which was donated by the Hostal Meson, Arboleas.
During the evening
Jeanette Randall was celebrating her Birthday, so F.A.C.E.
organised a cake and candles to mark the event.
The main aim was of
course to raise money for the various charities which F.A.C.E.
supports on an on going basis. In this they were successful as
the event raised a total of € 446-76.
information about F.A.C.E. please ring Adele wrigglesworth on
telephone number 667 255 094 or take a look at Face Charity on Facebook
or at the Web Site www.face-charity.com
Richard B. Tolman
Committee in their Fairy costumes.
"Clueless" Captain Jan Dando with F.A.C.E. Deputy Secretary
Pauline Marshall, President Adele Wrigglesworth and Vice
President Carrie Green.
Market Day Fundraising.
Volunteeers of F.A.C.E.
(Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone) manned the Market
stalls, or at least one of them, recently, at the Los Llanos
Saturday Market in Arboleas.
The F.A.C.E. team had put
together an attractive display of ladies and gentleman's wear,
which had very kindly been donated by supporters of the charity.
It raised €165-50 on a day which was not that encouraging for
shoppers due to the inclement weather conditions. F.A.C.E. would
like to thank all their supporters and donators for making this
F.A.C.E. would also like
to invite any one who is interested to their Annual General
Meeting, which will be held at the Bar Kubatin, below the Hostel
Meson in Arboleas, on Friday 1st April - and no this is not some
tom foolery! The meeting will commence at 10-30am and all are
On Tuesday 5th April at
7-30pm, again at the Bar Kubatin in Arboleas, F.A.C.E. will be
holding a Quiz. Upto 20 teams with a maximum of six players can
be accommodated. The cost of entry will be €2-50 per person.
Quiz Master for the evening will be Smooth FM Radio Presenter
Ray Peters. There will also be a Grand Raffle. If you would like
to form a team to take part, or you want further details please
contact Adele Wrigglesworth on telephone number 667 255 094.
Team places will be allocated on a first come first served
For further information
about F.A.C.E. and the work it undertakes, or if you are
interested in joining this dedicated group of fund raisersm
please visit the F.A.C.E. Facebook page or visit the F.A.C.E.
Website at www.face-charity.comAlternatively
visit us at our Annual General Meeting on the 1st April.
Photograph attached -
F.A.C.E. at Los Llanos Market.