Author: Claire Richards

A trip to the seaside for Age Concern

Volunteers and beneficiaries of Age Concern recently enjoyed a coach trip to Mazarron Port. The weather was perfect with lots of sun and a cool breeze coming off the sea. Mazarron is an attractive port and it was perfect for them to take a stroll along its quayside. The stroll was followed by a break for coffee and a cool drink before returning to the coach for a trip around the town of Mazarron. The coach then headed to Camposol and its surrounding area and the tour finished with a meal at Camposol Golf Club where the group were...

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Beach bar protest as summer service remains uncertain

Around 200 workers protested in front of the Town Hall in Playa Flamenca recently in response to the early closure of the beach bars and the facilities they provided to the local community and holidaymakers. The demonstrators called for the immediate restoration of jobs on the beaches and the resumption of the beach services until the new contract for services is awarded. The workers feel they are being punished due to the ‘evident mismanagement by the Orihuela town council which was caused by a misinterpretation of the contract for the concession of beach services in Orihuela Costa’. On the...

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Easy Horse Care raises €12,000 to replace mini digger

Generous donors from around the world have helped the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in Rojales fundraise 12,000 euros to replace a key piece of machinery needed to run the equine sanctuary. When the centre’s ageing mini digger broke down completely last June, 68 year-old co- founder Rod Weeding’s life became instantly more gruelling. Without the mini digger, Rod was forced move large hay bales, pile up manure and dig knee-deep trenches, all by hand. The hard work has been physically punishing – but not even this has stopped the Rojales centre from being a sanctuary for 113 rescued...

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Charity chocolate indulgence

Cafe Vienna in Almoradi recently hosted an ‘afternoon delight’ of chocolate and pure indulgence. Chocolate lovers were treated to a chocolate fountain with marshmallows, fruit and cheese, washed down by a glass of cava. The charity event was organised by Heather and Derek, owners of the bar, in aid of local charity, Huntington's Disease Association, Costa Blanca and raised an incredible 223 euros. The next charity event for Huntington's Disease will be an “Auction of Items and Promises” to be held at El Castillo, Calle San Fulgencio in La Marina on Saturdy 9 th June. The entry price is...

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