On Friday 16th December The Association held it’s annual Carol Service and Christmas Party at The Tavern, Lo Crispin.
A full house of 90 members and guests were treated to an extremely full evenings entertainment, firstly they joined in some Carol Singing led by our compare Frank Cussack and the Association choir led by Chris Jones. Mince pies and mulled wine along with hot roasted chestnuts were available to all. During the carols it began to snow !!
On completion of the Carols the guests returned inside and were treated to a hot free buffet, which was a credit to the catering staff.
Once all were fed and watered we were entertained by the very accomplished duo, Abba Solutely Fabulous featuring Michelle Miles and Melanie Howard who had travelled up from Almeria to be with us. They were certainly living up to their name as they were indeed fabulous.
During the evening we were invited to a couple of party games and there was also a grand Christmas raffle, both were enjoyed by all.
During the evening a special surprise gift of a Christmas Hamper was presented to our President Colin Ranson for all the work that he had done for both the Association and the support given to the Tavern. Colin replied that thanks must also go to the very good committee that work towards putting on the many events and trips that are organised throughout the years. He also thanked all our members and guests who had supported the Association and had helped us to raise the many thousands of euros for local charities, This year alone we have or will be donating over €3600 including €1000 to Torrevieja Alzheimer’s Association, €1000 to the School for Children with special needs in Torrevieja, €300 to the Lloyd Rathbone Appeal and €1800 donated to pay for 35 children and their carers from 4 local children’s homes.
Another well organised and extremely enjoyable Party.