F.A.C.E. Christmas Market Raises Over €2,700.
F.A.C.E. (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone) took
place on the first night of December in an especially erected
marquee situated in the centre of Arboleas, outside the
The market was officially opened by Arboleas Councillor Mark
"Danny" Daniels accompanied by F.A.C.E. President Carrie Green.
Entertainment was provided throughout the evening by 89,8 Smooth
FM Radio presenters Jack Savage, Rod Oxley, Gale Force, Tony
Nash, Ricky Cross and Richard Bond, with assistance from Carole
Brumwell and station owners Bev and Neil Holmes. A theatrical
Line Dance Exhibition was also performed by "Carrie's Dusty
Boots" using the musical "Oliver" as their main theme. Santa
Claus was also kind enough to take time out from his usual busy
December period and pay a visit to the Christmas Market
accompanied by a rather tall Santa's Little Helper.
Throughout the evening various "Christmas Presents" were given,
in the form of a cheque, to different charities and
organisations. The Grupo Scout 106 del Saliente, the "Little
Owls" and M.A.C.S. (Mojacar Area Cancer Support) were all given
a cheque for €500. The two National Charities A.L.C.E.R. (Asociación
para la Lucha Enfermadades del Riñon) and the A.E.C.C. (Asociación
Española Contra El Cancer) both received cheques for €1,000.
This made a total of €3.500 given away as "Christmas Presents".
The F.A.C.E. Grand Christmas Draw also took place at
the Christmas Market and was won by David Cope. The full list of
Prize Winners in the draw can be seen on either the F.A.C.E.
Facebook Page or the F.A.C.E. Website.
The total amount of money raised by the Christmas Market was a
fantastic €2,741-51, and this money will go towards future
donations that will be made by F.A.C.E.
The F.A.C.E. Committee, would like to thank the Arboleas Council
for it's continued support. It would also like to thank the
sponsorsof the event Albox Insurance, the Almería Bowling
Centre, 89.8Smooth FM Radio and Maloan's Bar in Albox for their
generous donations of prizes and equipment. Lastly but certainly
not least of all F.A.C.E. would like to thank their volunteers
for assisting, all the market traders who helped to make the
night the success it was, and most of all the 450 members of the
public who took the time to visit the market on a bitterly cold
For further information about F.A.C.E. and the work it
undertakes, or if you are interested in joining this dedicated
group of fundraisers, please contact F.A.C.E. by using the
telephone number 634 306 727. F.A.C.E can also be contacted
through it's new account @FACECharity
www.twittter.com or on it's Web Page at
www.face-charity.com and also through its own
Richard B. Tolman.
89.8 Smooth FM Radio Presenters - From Left to Right - Rod
Oxley, Jack Savage, Carole Brumwell (Advertising & Publicity
Manager), Tony Nash, Richard Bond and Ricky Cross.
general View of the Christmas Market and Marquee.
Grupo Scout 106 del Saliente receive €500 from F.A.C.E. Vice
President Gilly Elliott-Binns.
"Carrie's Dusty Boots" - From Left to Right - Back Row - Chris
McPhie, Helen Simpson, Steve Corney, and Gerry Day. Front Row -
Margaret Farmery, Jan Corney, Carrie Green and Eleanor Tolman.
Members of the "Little Owls" with their President Cathy Ringrose
(Centre) being presented with a cheque for €500 by F.A.C.E.
Founder Adele Wrigglesworth.
Francis Cook receives €500 on behalf of M.A.C.S. (Mojacar Area
Cancer Support) from Santa Claus and his rather tall "Little
D. Jose Fenoy Ibáñez, President of A.L.C.E.R. (Asociación para
la Lucha Enfermadades del Riñon) receives a cheque for €1,000
from Santa's "Little Helper".
Local Members of the A.E.C.C. (Asociación Española Contra El
Cancer) receive a cheque for €1,000 from F.A.C.E. President