Overseas Supermarkets (Iceland, Waitrose) Support HAH
Following the monthly meeting on Tuesday March 1st, several HAH volunteers went to Overseas Supermarket in San Javier to introduce themselves to the staff and have a group photograph taken.
A staff vote was recently held which resulted in HAH being the chosen local charity to be supported by the Overseas Supermarket (San Javier) for 2016. Well known to the local communities for their extensive range of products and frozen foods with the brand names of Iceland and Waitrose, Lesley Eburne, HAH Founder/Manager said, “We are delighted that we have been chosen and hope to raise lots of money in-store throughout the year. We already have collection tins in place which are filling up nicely. Our thanks to Lisa and the staff for giving us this opportunity.”
HAH Raised A Glass To All Mums – Mother’s Day In Style
Another sell out success for HAH Mar Menor on Thursday March 3rd when they held the annual, very popular Mother’s Day Lunch at Ruf Mari, in Los Urrutias.
147 people came along to enjoy the meal for only 7.50€ pp. The fantastic J J Soulman soon had the ladies (you men must learn!) on the dance floor and singing along with him to great Soul and Motown favourites. The service, food and atmosphere as always were perfect. Although no raffle, HAH Volunteer Maggie went round with the ‘bucket’ and collected 190€. She said “People always support our events as they are real value for money and this very popular ‘Raise A Glass To Mums’ past, present and future is a lovely way for people to come together to celebrate this day. One of the things that we all have, had or are is MUMS.”
Chatters Invited Antonio Zapata, Local Historian
On Wednesday 17th February, local historian Snr Antonio Zapata, a high school history teacher and president of Los Alcazares Eco Cultural, LAEC was invited to come along to the monthly HAH Chatters Meeting to talk about the local history of this vibrant town & surrounding area. By 10.30am every seat was taken and the assembled group enjoyed coffee and cake before the talk. Lots of slides were shown and quite a few people were reminded of past times in and around the surrounding area. Although Snr Zapata is Spanish, he spoke excellent English and the audience were delighted by his knowledge.
After the applause, Bill Hulse who organises the Chatters Meetings, said “This was an amazing speech and the slides were so interesting, seeing Los Alcazares how it used to be. Thanks so much for bringing this to us.”
He invited Snr Zapata to talk again in the future. We are all so proud of the success of Chatters, thanks to the interesting speakers, the quiz and the locals who support us every month.
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