We are now well and truly into summer. However, the weeks of rain have left us with an abundance of weeds which seem to grow overnight. I am sure you will have noticed that the area of stones just off the roundabout as you enter Camposol in the Memorial Park is now overrun with weeds.

Unfortunately we do not have enough volunteers to deal with this ourselves. We are looking into hiring somebody to clear these weeds to improve the appearance of this area. Hopefully this will have been dealt with by the time this article is out. With the hot dry weather, the weeds will not grow, so this should keep the area looking nice throughout the summer.  It does of course cost money whenever we have to hire outside help and therefore we are always looking at ways to increase our funds.

At the beginning of June we held a Jubilee Summer Ball at the Ramada Hotel (formerly La Cumbre). This was the first time we have organised such a large event and from the feedback we received it was very successful.  We had 131 guests who enjoyed a 3-course meal with drinks. Entertainment provided by Rees. We held a raffle and a lucky draw. We also arranged a ‘lucky envelope’ when one person on each table received a gift of either a bottle of Cava or chocolates. We made a total of 585€ on the evening. A big thank you to everyone who attended and made the evening such a success.

On Sunday 12th June our volunteers were out in force (starting at 8 am!) tidying up the Memorial Garden in readiness for a Memorial Service organised by the British Legion for the Falkland War veterans.  This was held on Tuesday 14th June and was well attended by locals, the British Legion and Mazarrón Council.  One of our group is an ex-Falklander and another in our Group, who served in the Falkland Conflict, laid a wreath.

Our volunteers continue going out every week despite the heat, cutting trees back, weeding, pruning and mowing. Alan continues doing a wonderful job keeping our Post Room clean and tidy. Our volunteers continue to open the library every week from 10am-12.30pm on a Friday. We are grateful to everyone for their continued support.

If you have a few hours to spare and wish to join us, we would be happy to welcome you to our group. If you wish to contact us, you can do so via the information above.