FABULOUS AND FESTIVE AGE CARE CHARITY LUNCH
A special event on the calendar for Age Care is the Annual Christmas Luncheon for pensioners. More than 95 clients and guests including 10 residents of The Baytree and Oasis Nursing Homes, Benalmadena attended the event which was held at The Tamisa Golf Hotel on the afternoon on the 9th December. Everybody was welcomed with a glass of mulled wine and short speech from the President Syd Weldon who introduced the volunteer Welfare Leaders and thanked all the volunteers for their invaluable help with the organisation for the party. Then all were served with a wonderful three course Traditional Turkey Christmas Luncheon followed by Christmas Pudding and coffee.
Entertainment was provided by Martin Joseph, one of the ‘Rat Pack’ and ‘Mania Performers’ an amazing group of young local singers and dancers who also volunteered their time to entertain everybody with rousing and humorous Christmas songs as well as encouraging and inviting the guests to dance of whom many participated.
Local dignitaries also attended to support the Charity included Bruce McIntyre MBE ex British Consul and one of the Patrons of the charity. Mario Bravo a Councillor of Mijas and Anette Skou of the Mijas Foreigners Department who support the work of Age Care
When guests were leaving they all said that it was a wonderful event and they would remember it for a long time.
AGE CARE ASSOCIATION: ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER FOR VOLUNTEERS
A fantastic, glamorous evening was had by all at the Annual Christmas Dinner for volunteers and guests of Age Care which was held at The Miraflores Golf Hotel on Saturday evening the 12th December 2015
The festivities began with a brief speech by the president Syd Weldon thanking everybody including Tom Tarr the Vice President for their hard work and dedication throughout the year and gave an overview of how some of the funds that had been raised had been spent. He emphasised that the work that the charity does to provide practical support, help and advice is amazing and that he was proud of all the volunteers who volunteer their time to such a worthy cause.
A fabulous three course meal followed during which everybody was entertained by Ricky Lavazza. At the end of the evening most people relaxed and enjoyed the music and danced. The event provides an opportunity to socialise with other volunteers from different areas and roles in order to celebrate a fantastic and productive year together.
Age Care Volunteers come from all walks of life with a wealth of life experiences and they all contribute their time freely and willingly to help the older English speaking community in a wide variety of ways.
FESTIVE SING A-LONG AT CALAHONDA DAY CENTRE
What a wonderful start to Christmas, to participate and enjoy Christmas Carols and songs and that’s what happened at the Age Care Day Centre on the morning of Tuesday 8th December 2015 at The International Baptist Church, Calahonda. The clients, volunteers and guests who numbered over 60 were treated to a special event heralding the beginning of the Christmas festivities. It was led by Wendy and John who are close friends to the Volunteer Welfare Leader Lesley Berridge who organised the event.
Everyone was in full voice and joined in with gusto singing Tradition Carols and good old favourite Christmas songs. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer was never appreciated more with smiles and the waving of arms. Wendy and John did a marvellous job and Age Care thanks them profusely for volunteering their time to entertain their clients and guests with songs and stories. Everybody really enjoyed the event.