Welcome to FACE

Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone

Charity registration no  GO4667432


Past events

St Georges Quiz.

The ladies of F.A.C.E. (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone) organised a fabulous quiz night using St George as the theme.
The quiz was held at the Bar Kubatin underneath the Hostel Meson in Arboleas.

The quizmaster, David Cundy, devised 50 questions almost all of which related to St George, and included questions on sport, geography, general knowledge and litrature.

Eighteen teams of between four and six persons entered the event. The winners of the Wooden Spoon was a team representing Albox Insurance led by Glen and Jayne Urwin. The winning team was called Partaloa Players and they won €50.

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 Smooth FM Radio, Angels Nursing Group, Sol Yoga Centre and Avalon Europe who all sponsored one of the quiz rounds. Raffle prizes were donated by Anne Morton, Zoe West, Lorraine Cundy and Albox Insurance.

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 very successful raising just over € 500.

F.A.C.E. Market Raises Over €2,500. 

Despite all the economic gloom and doom F.A.C.E (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone) supporters flocked to the charities annual Christmas Market held in the Salón Multiservicios del Ayuntamiento, Arboleas. 

F.A.C.E. Committee Members were stunned to find that within a few seconds of the market opening,  they received a donation of €400 from Tony Harwin, last seasons Captain of the Boxers Golf Society in Albox. Each year, the Captain of the Society is asked to identify a charity of their choice and this year Tony had chosen Help For Heroes and F.A.C.E. All charity events throughout the season were dedicated to these named charities, and on this occasion F.A.C.E. Were the lucky benefactors, receiving 50% of all monies raised

The Official Opening of the market was undertaken by the Mayor of Arboleas, Cristobal Garcia Granados. After the official opening speech it was F.A.C.E. Who were to provide the surprise. In Arboleas there are 30 families that currently live below the breadline. F.A.C.E. Presented the Mayor with one Christmas Hamper as a representation of a further 29 Christmas Hampers, for him to deliver to the 30 families that are suffering so badly. F.A.C.E. Hope, that at this time of year the hampers will help to make life a little easier for them. 

The market was full of stalls filled with many tempting products for the Christmas Season and there was also an entertainment programme that featured "Carrie's Dusty Boots" Line Dancers who performed a tribute to the Blues Brothers and to a trio of Christmas hit songs. The fabulous "voices of Almanzora" choir, led by their Musical Director Nick Duncan, sang familiar Christmas melodies and raised the roof asunder with their interpretation of "O Holy Night" and "I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas". 

Further donations were made to F.A.C.E. Throughout the evening. Arboleas Deputy Mayor, Roger Done, donated a bag full of bronze coins, which when counted came to over €40! A very brave man called Mark Drew had recently raised money for charity by having his hair cut in the style of a badger. In so doing, he managed to raise £403 for Children In Need and a further €325 for F.A.C.E.  Even more cash donations were made by the customers of Mrs Mac's Pantry and Bar El Molino in Santapetar. 

Santa Claus managed at this very busy time of the year for him, to make a flying visit to Arboleas with one of his elves, and he even made time to assist in the draw of the F.A.C.E. Grand Christmas Raffle.. The top prize of €200 was won by Patricia Sykes and the second prize of €100 was won by Marilyn Simpkins. 

In total more than € 2,500 was raised by the evenings activities, for charities including MACS (Mojacar Area Cancer Support, Age Concern España, the AECC (Asociación Española Cntra el Cancer) and ALCER a Spanish association who give assistance to people suffering from real illnesses.

Over 2,000€ Raised At F.A.C.E Christmas Market.

Although rain, at times in torrents, fell from the skies, F.A.C.E. (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring For Everyone) supporters, British and Spanish,  still battled through the bleak mid winter to visit the F.A.C.E. Christmas market, which was held at the Salón del Ayuntamiento in Arboleas.

The market was officially opened by the Deputy Mayor of Arboleas, Roger Done, and F.A.C.E. President Adele Wrigglesworth.

 As well as market stalls filled with many tempting products for the Christmas season, there was a full entertainment programme. This featured "Carrie's Dusty Boots" Line Dancers, who performed to music from the film "Burlesque" and to a trio of Christmas hit songs. The fabulous Voices of Almanzora Choir led by Trudie Louch, sang familiar Christmas numbers from around the world and groups of young children from the Arboleas district, performed some sparkling dance routines and sang traditional Spanish Carols. Back ground music was provided by Peter Williams. 

Other Christmas traditional and not so traditional treats were also available. Mulled wine and mince pies were on sale, as were hamburgers, cheeseburgers and bacon baps. 

Santa Claus had been approached by the F.A.C.E. Committee and had managed at this very busy time of the year for him, to make a flying visit to Arboleas with one of his elves.   

The aim of the market was to raise funds for the various charities which F.A.C.E. Have supported over the last year. Amongst these have been M.A.C.S. (Mojacar Area Cancer Support), Age Concern España, the A.E.C.C. (Asociación Española Contra el Cancer) and ALCER (A Spanish Association who give assistance to people suffering from Renal illnesses). 

The climax of the evening was the draw of a raffle which F.A.C.E. Had  organised. The top prize of 200 € was won by Brenda Paton.  

The main winners of the evening though were the charities that F.A.C.E. Continue to support. Over 2000 € was raised by the evenings activities, although we are still counting and the final figure should be higher. 

F.A.C.E. Would like to thank all the local businesses who provided support with donations of sponsorship and donations of raffle prizes. F.A.C.E. Would also like recorded much appreciation to all the wonderful helpers - too many to name, but you all know who you are - that voluntarily gave their time and energy to make the evening the success it was.

FACE Summer Fun Day May 2011

Nearly 400 people attended the 4th Annual F.A.C.E. (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring For Everyone) Family Fun Day on Sunday 8th May, which was held at the Salón Multiservicios del Ayuntamiento in Arboleas. 

The Fun Day was officially opened by F.A.C.E. President Adele Wrigglesworth and the Mayor of Arboleas, Angel García Martínez, assisted by interpreter Ben Bamford.

In beautiful weather, a fantastic array of entertainment was provided. Underpinned by DJ Extraordinaire Johnny Slade who provided music throughout the whole afternoon. Thanks must go to the Julie Bruce Dance Academy and the Julie Bruce Zumba Dancers, Adam Lukin (a Michael Jackson dancer), Grupo Arbuli (four English Ladies that do Spanish Dancing), Carrie's Dusty Boots Line Dancing Group, Suzie Hudson and Trevor Spencer's with their Rock 'n' Roll team, The Sol Centre Yoga Demonstration Group of La Cinta, and last but not least, singer Sabrina. 

F.A.C.E would also like to thank all the local businesses who provided support with donations of sponsorship along with raffle and tombola prizes. 

Finally much appreciation should be recorded for all the wonderful helpers........too many to name, but you all know who you are.......that voluntarily gave their time and energy and helped to make the day the wonderful success that it was. 

At the end of the day approximately 2300 € was raised, although we are still counting, and this money will be donated to Age Concern, España, Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer, M.A.C.S. (Mojacar Area Cancer Support) and  ALCER (A Spanish Association who give assistance to people suffering from Renal illnesses.

FACE Christmas market 2010

.....well it is all over for another year!!

F.A.C.E. Annual Christmas Market has been and gone!!! Oh what a great time we all had. Angel Garcias the Mayor of Arboleas welcomed everyone and opened the market...........thank you for your continued support. Even in these lean times we raised 1,650.00 euros and counting ...so well done to everyone !!! 

A BIG BIG "Thank You" goes to all our helpers......we couldn't do it without you. A BIG "Thank You " to Bob from Sound Waves for doing a great job as MC. "Dusty Boots" line dancers and Voices of Almanzora for wonderful entertainment.

F.A.C.E. will now be able to continue supporting MACS (Mojacar Area Cancer Support). AECC ( Asoicicon Espanola  Controla el  Cancer) and hopefully getting Age Concern Espania here in the Almanzora valley in 2011..........watch this space!.

Oooops! almost forgot to thank "Santa" for making a special visit at this very busy time of year!

On behalf of all the hard working team of  F.A.C.E. charity "Thank You! again for your continued support.

Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy 2011

FACE Summer Fun Day June 2010

raised...........€2,750.00......and counting!!!!

Not bad to say we were up against the England match....enough said, also Spanish Grand Prix. We would like to say a BIG " THANK YOU" to everyone who turned up and supported us....plus The Mayor of Arboleas, Angel Garcia for opening the day. The weather was hot and so was the entertainment!!! Huge thanks to  Bob from "Sound Waves" for being a wonderful M.C. and providing great music all day.Thanks to Sabrina, Grupo Arbuli, Cool Sax, Carrie's Dusty Boots, Susie & Trevor with the Rock & Roll Team, the children of Arboleas, "Grupo de Baille de Arboleas" and last but not least Tony Justice.......Thanks to all the local business's who support us with donations, sponsorship,  raffle & tombola prizes etc. we really appreciate it and all the  wonderful helpers..... too many to name but you all know who you are......couldn't do it with out you!!! If you fancy getting involved with a very worth while Spanish registered charity, please call 667255094 or check out www.face-charity.com

 Thank You  to everyone for coming along

 Here's  to the next time!!!! .....Adele (president)  and all the hard working team at FACE

FACE Christmas Market November 2009

Friday 27th Nov  F.A.C.E,  Christmas market...........well it has been and gone!!

Oh what a time we all had ....even with this nasty old credit crunch we raised 2,000.00 euros and still counting!!!

BIG, BIG, "thank-you's" to all our helpers...just tooo many to name but you know who you are so thank you! We also need to say a big thank- you to Tony Bate, for his very generous donation, Richard for doing a great job as M.C.  "Dusty Boots" line Dancers,  Voices of Almanzora for wonderful entertainment,  Ben for translating, Gerry...Phoenix trading, Essentails of Arboleas, Susan & Mike of DesignerMagik, Charter supermarket, GB Stores, Girosol, Price Busters, John & Debbie for "Santa's Grotto", Smooth F.M.. and SolTimes.

With all the hard work and amazing donations FACE will now be able to go ahead with the planned help at La Immaculada Hospital Hercual Overa, with the Breast Cancer Support Group and Cemotheropy Unit.

Ooops!! almost forgot to thank "Santa " for making a special visit at this busy time of year!

Until the next time.............the hard working girls of the FACE committee

get your calendars here!Christmas giftsThank you for your support

FACE Family Fun Day June 2009

Making a change from our usual street party style we eagerly accepted the mayor of Arboleas, Angel Garcias kind invitation  to hold our FUN DAY along with  the opening of the newly refurbished Naive now known as Salon Sevicios Multiples de Arboleas. A great day was had by all! Everyone was busy browsing stalls, buying raffle tickets, playing hook-a-duck ,hoop-la, guess the dolly's birthday, while  enjoying food from the B-B-Q and drinks from the bar !!!  Even with this nasty old credit crunch we raised 3,300.00!!!!!!!......and still counting!!!!  This will be donated to local charities . We need to say a BIG "THANK-YOU" and" Well done" to everyone who worked so hard before, on the day and clearing up afterwards!! too many to name but you know who you are....... so thank you .This year we welcomed new helpers......many, many thanks....hope you will join us again next year. Thank you to all our wonderful entertainers...."Way of Life", Steve Fisher aka Rod Stewart "Danny, Ben & Bob", "Sabrina", Dusty Boots line Dancers, Sevillana Dancers, Girls Dancers of Arboleas and special thanks to Bob who stepped in at last minute as our M. C. It is hard work organising a fund raising event , we could not do it with out the continued help and  wonderful support of so many.

Until the next time.............the hard working girls of the FACE committee

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