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F.A.C.E. Announces It's Autumn Programme. 

F.A.C.E. (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone) are pleased to announce their forthcoming fund raising events through the Autumn up until Christmas. 

On Tuesday 19th September at the Bar Kubatin, which is situated underneath the Hostel Meson in Arboleas there will be a Quiz Night. This will start at 7-30pm. The theme on this occasion will be colours. The quiz master will be Smooth Fm Radio presenter Richard Bond. In addition there will also be a raffle. Entry Fee is €2-50 per person for a team of upto six players. For a Registration Form, or to donate a Raffle Prize or for more details please contact F.A.C.E. using temporary telephone number 627 279 584.

On the 28th October at 7-30pm and on the 29th October at 3-00pm at the Zurgena Municipal Theatre, The Incognito Singers under the musical guidance of David Murphy will be performing Autumn concerts for the benefit of F.A.C.E. Tickets will shortly be on sale at C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquia), Girasol (Albox), One Stop Pools (Albox), and at Total Entertainment (in Albox and Arboleas). Tickets will be priced at only €5 each and once again there will be a raffle at each performance, and F.A.C.E. will also be providing a bar for pre-performance and interval refreshments. These performances should be great entertainment and fun for all the family.

This years diaries will be on sale shortly and will cost only €4. They will be available at various outlets or from any of the F.A.C.E. Committee Members. 

The F.A.C.E. Christmas Market will be held on Friday 1st December, probably in a giant marquee in front of the Arboleas Ayuntamiento, although this has yet to be confirmed, It will commence at 6-00pm and during the evening the draw will take place for F.A.C.E.'s Grand Christmas Raffle which will have a first prize of €200. These Raffle tickets will be on sale shortly, priced at €4 for five raffle tickets. F.A.C.E. is still looking for Stall Holders, so if you are interested please contact F.A.C.E. on its temporary telephone number 627 279 584.

F.A.C.E. would like to thank the public for all it's support in the past, and hopes that this will continue in the future.

F.A.C.E. Have A Busy Weekend. 

Despite the fact that it was the hottest night of the year so far and the event clashed with the Noche de San Juan events, more than 140 persons visited the F.A.C.E. ( Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone) Summer Night Market, which was held at the Bar Kubatin in Arboleas on Friday 23rd June. 

Stalls were on offer to visitors, selling everything from jewellery to hand crafted painted tiles. M.A.C.S. (Mojacar Area Cancer Support) and the Arboleas Walk for Life teams were also present, where people were on hand to answer questions about the sterling service both charities provide. Further more there was also a tombola and a raffle operated by F.A.C.E. it's self.

Hungry and thirsty visitors were well catered for by the staff of the Hostel Meson, whilst they enjoyed entertainment provided by Smooth FM's Ray Peters as well as Charlie, the English Singer in Spain, who both performed throughout the entire night. 

The night markets are always popular locally, and as always the main aim was to raise money for the various charities that F.A.C.E. supports. This event was no different with more than €720 being raised. 

Main aim accomplished, it was not all about fundraising. Money was also presented to deserving local causes. Grupo Scout 106 del Saliente, based in Albox, were presented with five tents valued at €500. Karen Revel, the President of Harmony Community Support, based in La Alfoquia, was also presented with €500 and this will assist Harmony in being able to carry out the good work they perform throughout the area. A donation of €1,000 was made to Gaye Lazell, who was representing "The Little Owls". This will be used to purchase further items of equipment and paraphenalia, which will be used by clients that "The Little Owls" Support. Finally F.A.C.E. presented the team from M.A.C.S. (Mojacar Area Cancer Support) with €1,052-95. This will pay for a complete new set of uniforms for all the volunteers that work in the five M.A.C.S. Charity shops in Albox, Huercal Overa, Mojacar, Los Buganvilleas and Turre and all the uniforms will carry the F.A.C.E. logo. 

On Saturday 24th June, F.A.C.E. were again on the fundraising trail. At Legends Bar on the Poligano Llanos de Arboleas Estate, a charity concert was arranged featuring the fabulous Bella Luna who travelled down from Alicante to perform at this one off event. A fabulous evening was had by one and all and a further €324 was raised.   

At the moment F.A.C.E. is desperately trying to recruit new members for its committee. If you would like to join this dedicated band of volunteers or would like any further information on F.A.C.E. please contact us in the first instance through the F.A.C.E. Webpage at www.face-charity.com or through the F.A.C.E. Facebook Page.

F.A.C.E. Donates A Wedge!

Recently, some of the committee members of F.A.C.E. (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone) went along to the Adelante Gimnasia Artistica, Arboleas to meet Stacy Smith and some of her trainee gymnasts. F.A.C.E. were actually there to present a wedge, not of money, although it did cost €708, but a Gymnastic Wedge Mat that will assist in the training of the youngsters that use the gym.

The Adelante Gimnasia Artistica, Arboleas, is a non profit making organisation that is available for use for children throughout the local area.

It proved impossible to obtain the type of wedge that was required by the gymnasium in Spain, however F.A.C.E. was able to locate a manufacturer in the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, they wanted to charge over €400 to ship it to Spain. However fortunately a knight in shining armour came to the rescue and F.A.C.E. would like to thank Les of DNL Transport who picked the wedge up in the United Kingdom and transported it back to Spain free of charge. 

Charity Clothes Sale.

Members of F.A.C.E. (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone) were very pleased with the result of the clothes sale that was held recently at the Saturday Los Llanos Market in Arboleas. A total of €103-65 was raised. All the clothes had been donated by friends and supporters of F.A.C.E. and the pitch was donated by Jacqui and Jamie Durney of Android Man. This means the entire total of money will be used for future charitable causes.

New F.A.C.E. President Carrie Green said that she was very pleased with the first event organised under her stewardship and she would like to thank the donators, the supporters and the sponsors and Smooth fm Radio for all their assistance in making this event possible. 

The next big event that F.A.C.E. will be organising will be the Annual Summer Fair, which will be held at the Hostel Meson in Arboleas, provisionally on Friday evening 23rd June.


F.A.C.E.Valentine's Day Quiz. 

The ladies (and one gentleman) of F.A.C.E. (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone) organised a fabulous quiz night using St Valentine's as the main theme. 

The quiz was held on the night of St Valentine's, at the Bar Kubatin which is underneath the Hostel Meson in Arboleas.

The quiz master was F.A.C.E. Committee Member Zoe West, who along with new President Carrie Green, devised over 100 questions which related to St Valentine's Day and included questions on music, films general knowlege and literature. 

Eleven teams of between three and six persons entered the event. The winners of the Wooden Spoon "Carrie's Dusty Boots", comprising of Ann and Roger Green, Helen Simpson and Eleanor Tolman, actually created a record on this occasion as this was the fourth time they had the "honour" of collecting the Wooden Spoon. The winning team on the night was "The Paddles", comprising of Ann and David Steen, Ed and Linda Smyth Masson, Eve Morgan and Dave Walker, and they won a prize of €40. 

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 also like to thank the sponsors of each individual quiz round on the night. They were Smooth fm Radio, Angels Nursing Group, Sol Yoga Centre, Almería Bowling Centre and Total Entertainment of Albox and Arboleas.  

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 in raising €311. However the winning "Paddles" team very graciously decided to donate their prize back to the charity, making the grand total raised € 351.

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 Arboleas. 

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 December. 

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 €2,864.04

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. 

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 Valley. 

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.

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