Hi Shirley here
As you know Welcome didn’t have any dances in July and August, so I thought I would give a little background information on the Welcome Group.

welcome group IMG 2579Rosemary has been organizing Welcome for a number of years with help from a band of volunteers who have assisted with putting up and taking down the stage and sorting out the tables for every dance, selling tickets at meetings, manning book swap and petanca. New volunteers are always wanted.
welcome group IMG 2203Based at Camposol, Welcome was started to help people moving into Camposol and surrounding district make and meet new friends and to enable old friends to socialise. This was done by holding monthly dances, normally, at Mariano’s restaurant on Sector A, Camposol. The monthly meetings, usually held on the 1st Saturday of the month, are also held there. There is no membership required and everybody is welcome. Tickets for all dances can be bought or reserved at the meetings, by telephone or email. These tickets pay for a regular disco and usually 2 live acts at the monthly dances.  Tables can be reserved, so groups can sit together, but if you are alone or a small group, round tables are used so that you have a chance to mix and make new friends. There is a smart dress code for indoor dances eg long trousers, shirts with collars, (no jeans, vests or shorts). No admittance for under 16’s.
Since beginning, Welcome has expanded with a thriving fortnightly free book and jigsaw swap, trips away, annual treasure hunt, ladies’ days and evenings etc.

Welcome also organize cancer screening for supporters of Welcome at the AECC clinic in Murcia. There is a small charge for this which helps to fund the programme.
Event costs are kept low and any excess monies are donated to various local charities eg, Age Concern, MAD, FAST2016, ASPADEM and MABS. Welcome currently pay for the phone helpline and car insurance for MABS.

The next Book & Jigsaw Swaps are on 6th & 20th September at the old ICA Medical Centre on the dual carriageway on Camposol B.

Petanca will be held on 7th September at 2pm at Mariano’s, Camposol A. 1€ per person. For further information ring Les on 968 131 880 or Rosemary on 620 105 179.

Next Welcome Monthly Meeting is on Saturday 1st October at 2pm when tickets will be on sale for:
5th October Ladies’ Evening at Mariano’s, Camposol. Fashion Show, Stalls, Bingo and Dancing to Woody. In aid of Age Concern, MABS and MAD. Tickets 4€.

9th November Shopping Day in Benidorm and Rich Bitch Show in the afternoon. Tickets 15€ inc coach and show.

19th October Welcome Dance with ViceVerseHer. Tickets 8€. Chicken and Chips 5€.

3rd-6th November 4 days/3nights to Benalmadena and day trip to Gibraltar on HB basis 200€ pp.

16th November Welcome Dance with Starbeats. Tickets 8€. Chicken and Chips 5€.

24th-28th November 5 days/4 nights to Madrid City Centre, includes day out to a Palace and Valley of the Fallen, a day at the Races and Shopping on Black Friday. B & B basis. 350€ pp.

7th December Christmas Party Night with Timewarp and Ricky Lavazza. Tickets 12€. Get in the Christmas spirit early with these two fantastic entertainers. Chicken and Chips 5€

31st December New Year’s Eve Dance with Rob Sweeney, Christine and Terry J.

All events take place at Mariano’s, Camposol A unless otherwise stated.

Nearly all trips are fully booked, but Rosemary does have waiting lists as cancellations do occur.

Please contact Rosemary on 620 105 179
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