The LAPS were full

LAPS – Local Animal Protection Society – the Pego based dog rescue charity sold every seat in advance at their last day of September BBQ at the Bella Vista in Monte Pego.

It is so often evident that Charities that are well organised and effective in their charity work, are equally well organised and effective at raising those essential funds.

They were lucky too with the start of the autumn rains, some warning drops fell, there was a run for brollies, the OK Band played on like the Orchestra on the Titanic and then it stopped and dancing resumed invigorated.

Where else could you get an evening’s Barbeque and dancing for €20? They raised €1,270 with the raffle alone contributing €510. And that was after having spent that afternoon at the El Cid charity auction in Benidoleig where their donated items raised an additional €1,270 towards building the rescue centre. President Chrissie Edwards is now intending to have a well deserved rest. For a day or two at least!

LAPS are building a rescue centre literally with their own hands and have full Local Authority and Police assistance but dogs continue to be abandoned.

Ring Phil on 656 364 136 and he will show you some potential companions, mature dogs and puppies alike and all Vet inspected, but do take your handkerchief with you.

October kicked off with the Javea based Guardian Angels dinner at that busy El Cid restaurant again. President Tricia Barr and her team were appropriately equipped with Angel’s Wings but they resolutely refused to launch themselves over the pool and off the mountain to display them in flight. I am confident they would have worked though.

Bunty and The Beanos played energetically and some supporters danced in a way they have probably not danced for years – fortunately there were few neighbours around. It was a lot of fun for just €10 and they raised €488 for their work for Single Parents and their children.

Then the Guardian Angels themselves got their just deserts. First prize in the draw was a brand new Kindle e-book donated by Continental Wealth Management of Javea and you can imagine the delight when the daughter of one of the Single Parents won it.  Her own personal Guardian Angel must have been working very hard that night.

I met a new live Music Band – Pastiche – who are prepared to play for charities for expenses only. They are new to the Costa Blanca but have 40 odd years of playing back in the UK. Charity organisers should ring Sandie on 626 572 287 or Lesley on 96 557 2850.

By Ron Williams


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