Newsletter January 2018

10 January 2018

We wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year 2018 and hope you enjoy your time at the Drop In Centre, joining activities of your choice, whether it be learning Spanish for the first time or want to improve your language skills at the Intermediate session which starts this month.

Wednesday 17th January is the first of our monthly Coffee Mornings from 10.30am till 12pm, with a Guest Speaker from De Vere Group. Coffee, Tea and cakes for a donation.

We also want to say a big thank you for your support, we are amazed that so many people of so many nationalities have joined our Association since we opened 11th September, only 4 months, 85 members, proving we all want to integrate whilst living in Orihuela Costa and enjoy our time in the sun.

We are proud to announce that a 3rd class for Spanish Beginners starts Monday 15th January 2.30pm till 4pm Instructor Jill Morris and an Intermediate class Mondays 2.00pm till 3.30pm.


Mondays : 12.30pm till 2pm. Spanish Beginners session.   Full

2.30pm till 4pm. Spanish Beginners session.   New class. till 3.30pm   Spanish Intermediate   New Class

Wednesdays : 2pm till 3.30pm. Spanish Beginners session.   Full Class

Wednesdays. 2pm till 4pm.   Art sessions, oils, sketching and watercolours.

Thursdays : 1pm till 3.30pm.   Card Making sessions with Instructor Jackie Cameron, great fun, making personalised birthday, anniversary and Xmas cards, a wonderful way to relax with friends.

Thursdays : 12.45pm till 1.30pm. Gentle exercise to music with Instructor Angela Nicholson.   Angela also is a Craft Instructor and can stay on to demonstrate her knowledge to anyone wishing to learn.

Thursdays : Drumming and percussion workshop with Instructor ‘Nick’.   1pm till 2pm, 5 people at present, if you have always wanted to play, why not join, it is free and great fun. We have two more professional Drummers wanting to be involved, do you want to as well?

We hope to encourage music sessions to be held Mondays and Wednesdays as well as Thursdays. There are suggestions to hold Singing sessions and Tea Dance sessions for all ages and nationalities, these can be organised if enough people want them.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays.   Craft sessions can start once we have enough people to join these sessions.   We only have 3 people, we need 5 or more.   We can arrange one session with 5 people or more.

The Drop In Centre is somewhere for everyone to enjoy social activities, all ages and nationalities.   Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12.30pm till 4.30pm.

If you would like to join these sessions, contact Norah and Eva by email:

Last but not least, we are proud to inform you that we are about to sign an Agreement with the Cruz Roja Alicante, (Red Cross). We will be working closely with this wonderful organisation, developing a branch here on the coast, offering First Aid Training Courses and support to the community of Orihuela Costa.  We also intend to help develop a Stroke Support Branch for Orihuela Costa, which is very much needed for our future welfare.

Many of you are aware that we have been involved with the Tasha Appeal Campaign, we can proudly announce that with the support of the Card making group and Floral arranging group at the Xmas Craft Fayres held at Alfonso’s Restaurant, we successfully helped to raise €5000, the funds needed to fly Tasha to the USA for the specialist treatment she desperately needs, she is critical ill with 5 serious medical conditions.   To continue to raise the funds needed for her care and treatment, we need volunteers to help with bucket collections daily at Zenia Boulevard and the Celtic Isle Saturdays plus a concert is being organised on 30th March at Orihuela Costa Resort, more info will be sent nearer the time.

Once again, we wish to thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you all again next week.

Norah, Eva & Penny.  CCA Committee

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