F.A.C.E. Raffle Winner Found.
The Winner of the F.A.C.E. (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for
Everyone) Christmas Raffle, proved to be a little difficult to
contact this year. Normally the charity telephones all the Prize
Winners, as soon as the raffle has been drawn. This year the
charity kept drawing a blank everytime they tried to contact
Belgian Winners Frans Desmet and Piler Oripo. The reason being
that Frans and Piler of El German, Arboleas, had been very early
purchasers of the winning raffle ticket and in the meantime they
had changed their telephone and consequently their telephone
number. Fortunately the F.A.C.E. Committee Member who had
originally sold them the tickets remembered selling tickets to
the couple, and when parking in Arboleas, happened to park next
to Frans and Piler. The Committee Member asked their names, and
when asked they just happened to produce the winning ticket
enabling them to collect the main prize of €200.
Piler and Frans lived in Belgium, near Bruges, until they moved
to Arboleas 5 years ago. This was the first time they had
purchased F.A.C.E. Christmas Raffle tickets and although over
the years they have won small prizes in various raffles, this is
the first time they have won any major prize.
The presentation of the cheque was made in Pablo's Bar
For further information on F.A.C.E. please make initial contact
on email@example.com or
take a look at the F.A.C.E. Facebook page. The charity can also
be contacted through the Web Page at www.face-charity.com
Richard B. Tolman.
Piler Oripo (left) with F.A.C.E. Press Officer Richard Tolman
and Frans Desmet (right) being presented with the €200 Cheque.
F.A.C.E. Christmas Market Raises Over €2,800!
The F.A.C.E. (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone)
Christmas Market took place in an specially erected marquee in
front of the Ayuntamiento in Arboleas on Friday Evening 2nd
The Market opened to the public at 6-00pm and was officially
opened by Arboleas Deputy Mayor, Roger Done, and F.A.C.E.
President, Adele Wrigglesworth.
The whole evening entertainment was provided by Smooth fm
presenters Ray Peters and Jack Savage with assistance from
Carole Brumwell. A dance exhibition was performed by "Carrie's
Dusty Boots" using traditional dances to Christmas music. A
Pearly King and Queen were also present in the shape of Jon &
Josette Arrowsmith. Of course was the most important person for
this time of year Santa Claus was also in attendance.
Throughout the evening various "Christmas Presents" were donated
to different organisations. The Grupo Scout 106 de Saliente
received €500. The "Little Owls" received €500, A.L.C.E.R (Asociación
para la Lucha Contra Las Enfermadades del Riñon) Charity
received € 1,000 and finally M.A.C.S. (Mojacar Area Cancer
Support received €500.
The Grand Christmas Draw Prize of €200 was won by Fran Desmet.
The Total amount of money raised by the event was
F.A.C.E. would like to thank the Ayuntamiento of Arboleas for
their continued support. They would also like to thank all the
market traders, sponsors and volunteers for their support as
well. Finally F.A.C.E would like to thank all members of the
general public without whose support it would not exist.
Richard B, Tolman.
Grupo Scout 106 de Saliente with Vice President of F.A.C.E.
Carrie Ann Green, President Adele Wrigglesworth and Arboleas
Councillor Danny Daniels Receive a "Christmas Present" of €500.
accepted by Tina Huntly on behalf of the "Little Owls", from
F.A.C.E. Vice President Carrie Green and F.A.C.E. Press Officer
José Fenoy Ibánez of the A.L.C.E.R (Asociación para la Lucha
Contra Las Enfermadades del Riñon) Charity received € 1,000
presented by Arboleas Councillor Danny Daniels (far left),
accompanied by F.A.C.E. President Adele Wrigglesworth and Press
Officer Richard Tolman. Smooth fm Radio Presenters Jack Savage
and Ray Peters are also in the photograph.
Santa Claus with the Pearly King and Queen, Jon & Josette
Arrowsmith. Photograph Courtesy of David Elliott-Binns.
Dusty Boots - From Left to Right - Richard Tolman, Carrie Ann
Green, Jan Corney, Eleanor Tolman, Geraldine Day, Margaret
Farmery and Helen Simpson.
Photograph courtesy of Almería Por Ti.
For further information on this story please ring Richard
Tolman on telephone number 950 439 003
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