Walking Wanderers walking football club
Meet every Monday afternoon from 16.00-18.00 at Orihuela Costa municipal sports centre (CDM). No official membership; players pay €5 a week towards pitch hire, club funds and chosen charity donation. We also have a very active social side and participate in many tournaments.
Vecinos Colaborando (Neighbourhood Watch)
Orihuela Costa and Entre Naranjos group at present has 81 groups in 130 communities. We work with Guardia Civil and local police, circulate information about crimes and incidents, warning everyone what to be aware of without frightening them. See www.orihuelacostavc.com or contact Chris Stimpson, tel 96 676 4615, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Kelly, tel 96 618 97 17. e-mail email@example.com Graham Jones, tel 96 532 78 38, email orihuelacostavc@gmail. com
APAH Animal Protection Association Horadada
Registered in 2000, APAH is a charity which rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes abandoned, neglected and abused dogs and cats in the south Costa Blanca. Hard-working volunteers look after dogs or cats and charity shops in Pilar de la Horadada and San Miguel de Salinas. New volunteers are always welcome. Call Yvonne, APAH President on 96 676 65 55 (Pilar shop 10.30-13.30 MonFri).
HAH CB Charity Market
In aid of Help at Home Costa Blanca at the Emerald Isle By Jackie Harris THE SOUTHERN Costa Blanca Jewish community this week celebrated Simchat Torah, the Jewish festival of the giving of the law.
It was held in the recently excavated ruins of Lorca synagogue in Murcia. The synagogue was discovered in the earthquake a few years ago.
This was the first Jewish service held there since the Spanish Inquisition, which began in 1492. The evening started with blowing of two shofars by Aron and Noah Tiller. These are rams’ horns which were blown in biblical times as an alarm signal. These days they are blown to herald in the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana.
In Lorca many tears were shed as the shofars sounded to start this highly emotional service. During the service every man present carried one of the two sifrei torah (scrolls of the law) around the synagogue, and then read from the Hebrew writing in them. Prayers for the sick members of the Community and for the safety of Israel were also read. One older member celebrated his second Barmitzvah, which is when one reaches 83 years of age.
Over 70 people attended from Spain, Germany, Sweden, Egypt, the Cayman Islands and England. Messages of support were received from descendants around the world of Spanish Jews who were exiled during the Inquisition. The Spanish government recently offered citizenship to descendants of the Inquisition’s victims and over 4,000 have taken up the offer.
The Southern Costa Blanca Jewish community meet on the last Friday of each month. For further information please e-mail Alan Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org