Here you can read about our events in 2012 and see the pictures.
This year’s Christmas party for members and their children was the biggest yet and was held at Jaspa’s Restaurant near Cap de la Nau, Javea. The children were kept amused with traditional party games such as musical statues and pass the parcel, whilst members had the chance for a quiet chat with each other. Everyone enjoyed the food, which was a substantial spread of sausages, chips, chicken nuggets, nibbles and an endless supply of non-alcoholic fruit punch. The highlight of the afternoon of course was the arrival of Santa who gave each child a present and some also had their photo taken sitting on his knee. Members didn’t miss out and in addition to a free raffle, were all presented with a bottle of cava and chocolates before they left. Everyone agree it was a great afternon and it was a great opportunity to introduce some of the new members who have joined recently.
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Cameo Entertainers fund-raising evening
We were treated to a great evening of song and dance at the El Cid Restaurant in Benidoleig by the Cameo Entertainers. The raffle raised over €200 for GA funds.
Thanks to GA supporters, Dorothy and Roy Place of Lliber, a great time was had by our members on Sunday. Gentle dog, Tia, played games with the children much to their delight. Lots of fun and frolics in the pool was just what was needed on the exceedingly hot afternoon. With the niños occupied, the adults were able to enjoy a sip or two (or three) of Cava and set the world to rights.
Burgers, sausages, jelly and ice cream, fruit and many more goodies were happily consumed and everyone was reluctant to leave.
We offer a big thank-you to our hosts for their efforts and kindness.
We had a record day at a fund-raising auction held at the El Cid Restaurant in Benidoleig, raising over €650 from lots donated by friends and supporters. The highlight of the lunchtime event was the feverish bidding for a beautiful flamenco dress, modelled by the stunning Shara, which reached €30 before the hammer came down.
‘Be nice day' sponsored walk
Sunday morning walkers along Denia’s Les Rotes were taken aback when they were passed by a group of ‘angels’, complete with wings and halos. They were in fact members of our group, who were taking part in Bay Radio’s ‘be nice day’ 5km charity walk.
20 members and their supporters, plus dogs, set off from Restaurant Mena at 11:15 and enjoyed the picturesque walk along the shore to Helios beach bar and back.
Tricia not only led the walk but managed a live telephone link into Bay Radio’s programme covering the various events which took place throughout the Costa Blanca.
The group’s second annual Dog Show was held in the parking area at Avenida Palmela, Javea old town, and was another woofing success. 46 pooches of all breeds, shapes and sizes, many with Spanish owners, lined up to be judged by Canine Behavourist Alexis James-Crabb in no less than 15 different classes for obedience and puppies to ‘the waggiest tail’ and ‘the most soulful eyes’.The entries were mixed with many lovely rescue dogs and some fine pedigrees. The overall winners were :
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Best Mixed Breed: a little deaf dog named Uni, so called because his owner thinks of him as a Gift from the Universe. He had been abandoned at a bus station in Valencia
Best Puppy: Retriever Annoushka, a lively, mischievous young lady, who walked well on the lead for a youngster
Best of Show: Weimaraner Ruben (a rescue dog) in beautiful condition and well trained
Reserve Best of Show: German Shepherd Abiyahd, a handsome mature male obedient and well groomed
Judge Alexis James-Crabb said, ” I was pleased to be invited to judge the show and the event was well supported. I appreciated all of the dogs entered and know that they are much loved but sadly not all can be winners on the day. My thanks to all of the exhibitors for their good humour, patience and understanding.”
Tricia Barr said, “It was a wonderful afternoon and the event raised €427 for our group, which is a registered charity receiving no grant from the government. It will enable us to continue our work supporting single parents throughout the Costa Blanca.”
This was a new fund-raising event held at the Centro commercial, Al Aire, between Benitaxell and Moraira. Although not as many people turned up as we had hoped, despite Angel Caroline’s attempts to lure passing motorists in, €186 was raised for GA and as you will see from the photos, it was a lovely sunny day and we had great fun.