A.E.C.C. Receive Double Whammy!
To mark the end of
the Spanish National Cancer month of October, the A.E.C.C (Asociación
Española Contra El Cancer) was visited by two local groups of
people recently at their office in Albox. To increase the
interest in the visit both groups came bearing gifts, giving the
A.E.C.C. a double whammy!
The first group was
from the Almería Bowling Centre in Los Llanos, Arboleas. The
Bowling Alley's General Manager, Rafael Aranda Amate and Staff
Member Helen Simpson were visiting to present the A.E.C.C. with
cash and a cheque to the value of €607. This had been raised
during a special Bowling for Cancer Day, which had been raised
earlier in the year,
The second group was
from F.A.C.E. (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone),
represented by Vice President Carrie Green. This was to make a
presentation of a cheque for €1,000.
The A.E.C.C. is a
national Spanish cancer support group, which operates telephone
lines and a website, from which cancer sufferers, their families
and the general public can obtain information about cancer. The
charity also provides accommodation for cancer patients and
support for the mobile breast screening units that can regularly
be seen in the towns and villages throughout the Almanzora
Information on the A.E.C.C. contact www.aecc.es
information on F.A.C.E. Please ring Adele Wrigglesworth on
telephone number 667 255 094 or take a look at the organisations
- From Left to Right - Carrie Green, F.A.C.E. Vice President,
A.E.C.C. Representatives Anna Maria Navarro, Philo Sanchez
Martine, Maria Saez Lopez and Carmen Garcia Morelles, Rafael
Aranda Amate General Manager of the Bowling Alley and Helen
Simpson handing across their respective donations.
Richard B. Tolman
Box Office Raises €252 From F.A.C.E. Movie Quiz Night.
Once again, the Committee of F.A.C.E. (Fundraising in Arboleas,
Caring for Everone) organised another great night of
entertainment in the form of a quiz with the theme of "A Night
at the Movies"
The quiz was held at the Bar Kubatin, underneath the Hostel
Meson in Arboleas.
The quiz and quiziter of the night was F.A.C.E. Committee Member
Zoe West, who had devised 6 rounds of questions, including
a picture round, a music round, a dingbats round and various
other rounds including Disney, relating to various movies and
movie related trivia.
Eight teams entered the event with between three and six persons
in each team. The Winners of the Wooden Spoon was won for the
third out of four times by the team of "Dusty Boots" comprising
of Eleanor Tolman, Margaret Farmery and Helen Simpson. The
Winners of the event were team "Universally Challenged" made up
of family members Fran and Rob McCann and Claire and Danny
Findlay-Smith. They received €30 plus wine.
In addition to the quiz, there was also a raffle for prizes that
had been donated by some of F.A.C.E.'s supporters and sponsors.
The charity would like to thank all their sponsors on the night.
They were UK Satellite Solutions, The Sol Yoga Centre, Almeria
Bowling Centre, The Angels Nursing Group and the Mini Cinema,
Albox who all sponsored one of the quiz rounds.
The main aim was of course to raise money for the various
charities which F.A.C.E. supports on an ongoing basis. In this
they were successful raising Box Office receipts of €252.
For further 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 on our Web Site at www.face-charity.com
Richard B. Tolman.
Photographs attached -
F.A.C.E. Committee Members - From left to right - F.A.C.E. Vice
President Carrie Green, Sitting down Quiz and Quiziter Zoe West,
Gilly Elliott-Binns, Sue Pearce and Lorraine Cundy.
One of the participating teams.
Winners of the Quiz - Universally Challanged - From left to
right - Fran & Rob McCann with Claire and Danny Findlay-Smith
and F.A.C.E. Vice President Carrie Green Centre.
Winners of the Wooden Spoon - Helen Simpson, Margaret Farmery,
F.A.C.E. Vice President Carrie Green and Eleanor Tolman.
F.A.C.E. Start Their New Autumn Campaign.
After a short Summer break F.A.C.E. (Fundraising in Arboleas,
Caring for Everyone) started their new Autumn fundraising and
donating campaign - in the middle of August!
The first lucky recipient of the charities benevolence this year
was Harmony Community Support which was presented with cups,
saucers, a tea pot, sugar basins and plates for its Harmony
Haven drop in centre. This is a refreshment area which has been
reserved within the C.A.T. Services building in La Alfoquia.
Here volunteers are more than happy to chat to people to assist
with problems, over a cup of tea and a slice of cake. Harmony
are more than willing to try and help people with information
and guidance to those in need it through ill health, bereavement
and other difficult situations. For further information on
Harmony Community Support, please ring 634 339 192 between the
11-00am and 2-00pm or contacy them by e-mail at help@harmonycharity,com
F.A.C.E. continue with the fund raising part of their duties on
Tuesday Evening 13th September, when they will be hosting a quiz
night at the Bar Kubatin, underneath the Hostel Meson in
Arboleas. The Quiz will commence at 7-00pm and will have a Movie
theme throughout the evening. F.A.C.E. have held several of
these previously, using different theme's and they have all been
successful. If you would like to find out more about F.A.C.E.
and its work, or you would like further information on its
forthcoming quiz, please ring Adele Wrigglesworth on telephone
number 667 255 094 or look at the F.A.C.E. Web Page at www.face-charity.com or
at the F.A.C.E. Facebook page.
Richard B. Tolman.
Photograph attached. - From Left to Right - F.A.C.E. Committee
Member's Gilly Elliott-Binns and Lorraine Cundy and F.A.C.E.
President Adele Wrigglesworth present the President of Harmony
Community Support Karen Revel, with the various items of China
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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