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Caring and campaigning for the serving and ex service community

♦Volunteers are needed for the

birthday of the Charity. It was held at their usual meeting place of La Parrilla and was attended by a total of 71 members and guests. An excellent 3 course meal was provided by Senior Gregorio and his team followed by entertainment from the ever popular JC, who soon had couples, and even singles, up on their feet. Raffle prizes were donated by Simply the Best, Wavelengths and Sophia’s Wellness Centre and also by some of the members. The lucky winners certainly enjoyed them! This raffle raised a massive 196€ towards helping the Branch and Legion as a whole continue in its support of serving and past Service Personnel. This event wouldn’t have been possible without the unstinting support of the organisers, Sandra Evans and Marie Craig, and a band

APSA shop in Albox. The shop is open 10am - 2pm Monday to Saturday. If you can spare a few hours just one day a week, either temporary or permanently, please ring Sue on 648 713 809 - meet new friends, help a charity and improve your Spanish all in one go! The APSA Summer Fashion Show will take place at Rumores in Albox on Thursday 14th July at 7.30pm. Tickets are only €5 but seats are limited. Tickets will be on sale at the APSA shop in Calle Ancha, Albox. To reserve your table or for more info call 663 762 642. The fashion show is always popular and is a chance to buy clothes and accessories at the show, auction and stalls. On Friday 10th June the Albox Branch of The Royal British Legion held their party to mark the 90th

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Animal Charity, Albox CIF: G04491221

Tlf: 663 762 642 www.apsa.org.es

AMBER is a neutered, placid, loving dog who thrives on human company and mixes well with other dogs. Can you give her a home?

GEORGE, a gorgeous black and white kitten, born around 1st April, left at the Boot Fair, weaned and litter - tray trained, being looked after by a volunteer, needs a home - he is the last of the abandoned litter to be homed.

BRUCE is a young German Shepherd, he has a nice temperament and is wellbehaved. He was found wandering the streets and is in foster care but needs a permanent home. Please ring his foster carer on 636 938 404.

COCO is a 4 year old male pointer cross, he plays well and is affectionate, he would like a calm home where he can have the calm and attention he loves. Can you offer him a home?

APSA has many dogs of all sizes and ages just waiting for good homes. If you can help please ring 663 762 642 or contact us through our website: www.apsa.org.es PAGE 18

Coffee mornings, meetings and major functions are held at La Parrilla Restaurant, Albox. Coffee mornings on the 1st Thursday of each month at 10.30am and monthly membership meetings on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 11am. For more information contact Chairman Chris Pearce T: (0034) 630 562 618 E: hello@chrispearce.co.uk or go to: britishlegion.org.uk/branches/albox

of helpers who set about transforming the restaurant into a venue fit for the purpose. This event was just one of many organised throughout the year by this Branch and benefits not only members from Albox but also from Arboleas, as well as a large number of guests who are not yet members themselves. Members of the Branch can enjoy numerous benefits, including welfare assistance for currently serving and ex-service personnel and their dependants, discounts on events organised by the Branch (which may equal or even exceed their membership fees), and not least, the knowledge that their fees and support throughout the year will be going to help those who have served their country and now need some support in return. You do not need to have been a member of the Armed Services to join.

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Daily Drink Specials & Tapas Live Music every Thursday “This bar is freakin’ sweet!!”

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Tel: 950 449 635 For more information on future events or joining the Branch contact our Chairman Chris Pearce on: 630 56 26 18, hello@chrispearce.co.uk or visit our website at: britishlegion.org.uk/branches/albox.

An Evening with Betty Swollocks raised 1020.14 1020.14€ for Puppy Rescue. Thursday 2nd June was a chilly evening but the laughter kept us warm, Jill’s music kept us entertained during the many costume changes by Betty Swollocks. Betty, sang, mimed and told jokes, which gave a refreshing change of entertainment to Albox, a good time was had by all and the evening was a great success. Hugo of the Bar Internacional provided a tasty buffet and music and dancing went on until late. Thanks to all those who supported the event, sold tickets, donated raffle prizes and to Betty Swollocks and Jill for giving up their time. We hope to repeat the event in the autumn. Money raised from ticket sales, raffle and donations on the night has been used for spaying and worming tablets, and the remainder to our Dogs to Holland appeal. Next event The Blues Bros on 21st September at Hostal Rosaleda. Hattie is one of the dogs selected to go to Holland, but her blood test came back Positive so she cannot go as she has Leishmaniasis. She is a lovely dog currently in a short term foster home where she has had her initial treatment and now is just on tablets. Friendly, loyal, young female just 3 years old, loves to go for walks and is quite good on the lead, she gets on well with other dogs. Hattie just wants to be loved and be with you. Hattie needs a permanent or long term foster home, she is spayed and her treatment only costs around 1 euro a week, which may not be long term and would be paid by us. Leish is not catching so there is no risk to other pets, it’s just her bad luck that the fly chose her. Please if you can help Hattie, email info@puppyrescueinspain.org or phone Diane on 664 768 958. Hattie has so much love and companionship to give, and deserves to be in a loving home preferably with at least one other dog.

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