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.
Richard B. Tolman.
At The Night Market - F.A.C.E. President Carrie Green (far
right) presents 5 tents to members of the Grupo Scout 106 del
Saliente valued at €500.
At The Night Market - F.A.C.E. presents "The Little Owls"
representative Gaye Lazell with €1,000. From left to
right Lorraine Cundy (F.A.C.E. Secretary), Lynne Dobbie, (Committe
Member), Gaye Lazell, Gilly Elliott-Binns (F.A.C.E. Vice
President) and Carrie Green (F.A.C.E. President).
Legends Bar - From Left to Right - F.A.C.E. Vice President Gilly
Elliott-Binns, F.A.C.E. President Carrie Green and Eleanor
Tolman with the Fabulous Bella Luna.