Hi Everyone

John here and from myself and everyone on the Welcome Group team we wish you all a very happy and healthy 2019. By the time you read this the festive season will be behind us and we will be looking forward to warmer months ahead and great trips and events with the Welcome Group


A fabulous afternoon was enjoyed by all those who attended the Christmas Petanca Tournament at Mariano’s on 5th December. Thanks go out again go to Peter and Carol for organizing this event and the Petanca throughout the past year. Trophies were presented to Janet & Alan Brown in 2st place and Phil & Barbara Hales in 1st Place. 

Our next Petanca day with Carole & Peter is on Wednesday 2nd January.

Christmas Party

What a fantastic night we had on 12th December at the Welcome Group’s Christmas Party Night. The evergreen Ricki Lavazza who we welcomed back from Benalmadana and who was ably assisted by the fabulous and brilliant voice of Miss Carla Stone, supplied the great entertainment.  

The Welcome Group Trip to Benidorm for the Christmas period is just about to leave, so I will fill you in with all the exploits in next month’s copy!

The New Year’s Eve Party on 31st December is fully booked with 3 great acts performing on the night.  Starting the evening will be the lovely Christine, then the smooth sounds of Rob Sweeney and the bouncing sounds of The Road Runner Duo.  

January Monthly Meeting – 5th January at Mariano’s at 2pm.

You can reserve, purchase and collect your tickets for all forthcoming dances, trips, and events. Check out our Facebook page, or email Steve for more information and trip/ticket availability. 

Book Swap – 8th & 22nd January and every 2 weeks thereafter.

10am-12pm at Calle Barcelona 10, Camposol A. Bring along your Books, Magazines, Jigsaws, DVD’S and CD’s and take away as many as you like for just a €1 donation pp.

Games Night – 9th January

Come along with family and friends and join us for our Annual Games Night at Mariano’s, Camposol A. A fun evening of games, bingo, quizzes, beetle drive etc. in a friendly atmosphere.

Contact Steve to get your tickets. 

Welcome Group Dance – 23rd January at Mariano’s 

We welcome the return of the witty Mr Cameron James, the big Geordie with the even bigger voice, plus Little Miss dynamite, Miss Debbie’s H. Two fantastic acts in one night. 

Drag Show – 13th February 

We have we have a special night of laughter and merriment! A special show with Will Sparkle and Steve Glimmer, plus the very funny comedian Mickey Lewis (son of Steven Lewis who played the part of Blakey on ‘On the Busses’).  

Welcome Group Dance – 20th February

We welcome the brilliant voice of Tony Vincent (as seen on Mrs Browns Boys), plus a welcome return of a Welcome Group favourite, Sandy Fitz. Truly a great night’s entertainment. 

Forthcoming Trips and Events 

Tickets still available for our Day trip to Cabo Roig on St Patricks’ Day (17th March). Join us for this trip to the largest Irish community outside of Ireland. Soak up the atmosphere with the floats, street performers, fancy dress parade, as well as entertainment in most of the bars. Only €13 per person. Local pickup points. 

Trip to Portugal – 20th-26th May.

We have a few places left for our Coach Trip to Portugal, stopping off at Avia, El Porto, Lisbon and Cadiz. A great trip with excursions included, even a boat trip and a visit to a bodega.

Get full details of price etc from Steve.

Venetian Cruise

Only a couple of cabins left for this coming October’s cruise. Contact us for more details. 

February Welcome Group Meeting – Saturday 2nd February at 2pm at Mariano’s.

Come along to reserve, purchase and collect tickets for any of the forthcoming Welcome dances, trips, and events.

Facebook Welcome Group Spain

Email welcomegroupspain@yahoo.com

Steve 697 960 590 for further information and ticket availability.