I am sure many of us will be filled to the brim in many ways following our Christmas activities! We do hope that everyone had a wonderful time without too many headaches.  Sadly Christmas does not make much difference to the fate of many poor abandoned and ill-treated dogs, so now we pick ourselves up and carry on doing our best to help them.

After a postponement of some of our rescues travelling to their new forever homes in December, we trust they will be there and settled by the time this goes to publication. They include Belle and Max, brother and sister from Mazarrón, poor Brett who had been found abandoned and chained in a disused house with several deep wounds to his head and neck and little Mowgli, the ten day old puppy found by the roadside. 

Another rescue in December was little Kira who once had a very happy home, but due to the arrival of a new baby, was moved out to a roof terrace 24/7 through rain and shine. Her constant cries were heard by a neighbour who spoke with the owners. They no longer had time for Kira and agreed to her being taken and rehomed.  Of course we could not ignore the plight of this little girl who came to us and she is now being thoroughly checked over and then prepped for travel to a new home.

Once again we had a great Christmas party with our Bella Luna guys with a great crowd from the Vista Bar, Luz del Sol and Camposol D.  Bella Luna were on form and, as usual, thoroughly entertained everyone. We thank all of those for supporting the evening. Your support is so very welcome to our little charity.

We would also like to take this opportunity to announce that from January 2020, Helping Hands will be holding a Monthly Market at Mariano’s, Camposol A. With the gradual deterioration of markets by the authorities we hope this will be welcomed by stallholders and people of Camposol alike. The market will be held on the last Friday of each month and administered by our member Joanne Tyler. Joanne is inviting stallholders to apply for a permanent pitch and barring any problems the market will commence on Friday 31st January. Please call Joanne on 634 302 388 for more information and reservation.

We now turn our attention to our fundraising events for 2020:

The first event is Spain’s premier ‘Eagles Tribute’ The Desperados. Reservations are already being taken and our other shows. Tickets will shortly be ready with Mister Print, Camposol B.