Tribute to skateboard hero
By Alex Watkins IGNACIO Echeverría, who used his skateboard to defend a woman from being stabbed by terrorists during the London Bridge attack in June 2017 in which he was ultimately killed, has had a plaque unveiled in his honour at the Carlos III skateboard park in Cartagena.
This tribute was unanimously agreed by the full council at the end of that month and was finally inaugurated on Saturday to coincide with the celebration of Urban Fest – which brought together lovers of urban art, culture and sports, such as skateboarding.
At the time the council noted that eight people were killed but while everybody’s instinct was to run away, the 39year-old lawyer ran to help with the only weapon he had. In contrast to his own bravery, the post mortem found he had been stabbed in the back.
Mayoress Ana Belén Castejón explained and praised Echeverría’s valiant actions, which led to him being dubbed the ‘skateboard hero’ by the press and turned him into an example and an icon for fellow aficionados.
She also mentioned the special bond he had with the spirit of rebellion, solidarity and companionship that is shared by the community of Contact 96 571 66 79. English speaking volunteers in the office on Wednesdays and Thursdays. To speak to local president Manoli Flores call 686 666 520
Revival Torrevieja Rugby Club
Based on traditional ethics of rugby, family and respect, as well as a completely new setup. Out with the old and in with the new. Thursday evenings touch rugby at 20.00, plus 15s on Mondays and Wednesdays. For more information about all the teams and training places and times, contact the co-ordinator, Tony on 670 972 366.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)
Meets 10am each Sunday, Rambla Juan Mateo Garcia 104, Torrevieja, Missionaries. Tel: 667 533 597
Friendly group looking for more players. Fridays 13.00. Reflections Bar, San Luis. Tel: John 966 78 6 7 74 or 634 658 506. Email: email@example.com
Cantabile Ladies Choir
A friendly group who take their music seriously but enjoy social gatherings and meals out. Rehearsals on Fridays from 15.00-17.00 at La Siesta Church. Always seeking new members. Contact Valerie on 96 679 58 16, Mobile 689 992 119 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
La Siesta Charity Library
At the annex of Age Concern skateboarders and other urban sports. He proved this with his heroic actions during the terrorist attack, which cost him his own life, she noted.
Tomás Díaz Lago, who Sr Echeverría’s family had asked to represent them, emphasised Ignacio’s deep religious convictions which always made him do what he believed was right.
He added that he hopes the at Calle Paganini, La Siesta, Torrevieja. Opening hours are Tuesday 10.30 until 12.30. For more information tel 96 678 68 87
La Siesta Evangelical Church
Friendly, English-speaking church. Everyone is welcome. Services at 11.15 every 2nd and 4th (and 5th) Sunday morning in the month and at 09.30 on the 1st and 3rd Sundays. There is also a Sunday School, called Stepping Stones. See our website: www.lasiestaevangelicalchurc h.org or call Pastor Keith on 666 180 108
Official Liverpool FC Supporters’ Club
Why not join us at Kennedy’s Pub, Playa de los Locos, to watch the games? www.lfc-spain.com
Phoenix Solos Club
For those over 50 on their own, who want a better social life. Meetings every Monday from 11.00 to 13.00 at the Marina Club in the International Marina, Torrevieja. Regular activities on several days of the week and others on a one-off basis. See our website: phoenixsolos. wix.com/phoenixsolos
Model railway club
Wanting to contact people who have “OO” train layout or who are interested in model railways. If good response will set up a club with regular meetings in Costa Blanca south, Torrevieja area. Please contact Michael on 634 328 834 or email@example.com plaque will serve as a testimony and an example.
The Spanish givernment posthumously awarded Sr Echeverría the Silver Cross of the Order of Civil Merit. Cartagena is one of several places to honour him both in Spain and abroad. In April Alicante city council renamed the skate park at Playa de San Juan after him.
Social and theatre group working for the community and raising money for local charities. We meet on Monday and Thursday mornings at Sackos Bar, El Limonar. To be part of this fun loving worthwhile group call Errol on 96 531 98 34. www.therascals.org
The Royal British Legion Torrevieja Branch 3456
Meets at Casa Ventura, San Luis on the 2nd Friday of the month at 18.30 for 19.00 start. You do not have to have served in the armed forces to be a member. We look forward to meeting you. Entertainment is usually provided afterwards, we also have monthly luncheons, our Bowls Team plays at Casa Ventura on Thursdays and Saturdays. Website http://branches. britishlegion.org.uk/ branches/torrvieja or contact Membership Secretary Pauline Grindlay on 96 670 41 46, email Torrevieja.MemSecretary@ rbl.community
Torrevieja Christian Fellowship (TCF)
English speaking lively church at Avenida de las Cortes Valencianas 68, Torrevieja 03183. Residents and holidaymakers are welcome to attend services every Sunday at 10.30 with communion and ‘kids church’. Wednesday Fellowship Meetings (Bible study) begin at 18.00. For information see our website ww.tcf-Spain.org or tel: 96 670 03 91
Royal Naval Association
With effect from September 5, 2018, Torrevieja Branch will