Social group for those with Southern and East African connections. Costa Blanca South branch meets at Cheers Bar/Restaurant, Eagles Nest, near Villamartín every 2nd Saturday of the month from 12.00. No fees or formalities. Ring Sue 966 763 471 or Jean 96 678 47 35 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Based in Jávea, it provides anindependent non-profit national service by telephone and email for those who have a urostomy, colostomy or ileostomy. Information and counselling are of critical importance. Contact EOS on on 96 646 00 63 Email: mail@ostomyinspain. org or eostext@gmail. com
Freemasonry is thriving on the Costa Blanca. There are lodges meeting up and down the coast. If you are a Mason or wish to know more about Freemasonry in Spain contact Harry Palmer Membership Committee on 96 671 23 26 or email: palmers.quesada@ yahoo.co.uk
Costa Blanca Raw Hiders Motorcycle Club
Open to all motorcyclists on the Costa Blanca. No rules, no committee, no stress, just pleasant days out. www.costablancarawhiders.com Email: costablancarawiders@ yahoo.co.uk
Freewheelers Motoring Group
Motoring enthusiasts who enjoy a drive out, visit interesting places and have lunch together. No committee, no rules, no fees, just a day out. www.torreviejainformation. com/freewheelers
HELP Vega Baja
Charity serving from Pilar de la Horadada through Torrevieja to La Marina and inland to Albatera and Orihuela. We help all people with all sorts of problems, particularly crises and emergencies, such as accidents, thefts, break-ins, sudden deaths and when police or medical services are involved. Emergency 24-hour helpline 96 672 37 33. To volunteer contact one of our offices. Both are open Monday-Friday from 10.00-13.30. San Miguel de Salinas: Calle Lope de Vega 45 - Tel: 96 672 37 33 Help Desk at La Marina urb. (San Fulgencio) every Friday, 10.00-13.30, Calle Madrid 5, Tel: 673 109 096.
If you love walking in the beautiful south of the Costa Blanca then why not come and join us and enjoy one of our walks. We offer a wide variety of walks from easy to strenuous. We have seven walk a week so something for everyone. All are welcome. Visit our website at www.mari nawalkers.info
Morris Dancing Group
Terri Horvath Morris - Practice every Friday from 16.0018.00 from September until July. Anyone interested in our friendly group is very welcome if you are relatively fit, male or female, any age, with or without dancing experience, we will teach. We also dance at local charity events or fiestas. Contact Suzi on 96 684 15 82 email@example.com
Royal Marines Association (Costa Blanca)
Not just ex-Royal Marines but ex-Service personnel with an affinity to the Royal Marines. Full programme of social events, menus del dia and annual dinner. A friendly bunch who support other local ex-Service associations and charities. We meet on the last Tuesday of the month at 17.30. Contact the Hon Sec on 692 93 86 64.
Samaritans in Spain
Something weighing heavily on your mind? Don’t know who to talk to? No-one seems to understand? Not sure who to trust? You talk – We Listen. We aim to help you to find a way forward. National free phone number: 900 525 100 open 24-hours a day, every day of the year, staffed by volunteer English speakers ready to listen to anyone facing emotional difficulties in total confidence. Or come to our drop-in centre at our shop in Punta Marina shopping centre, Punta Prima, south of N332. samaritansinspain.com Torrevieja on the
We work with the Policia Local and Guardia to reduce crime and increase security. If your branch does not have a local co-ordinator please volunteer, there is very little work involved, and if you do not have a branch consider starting one with your neighbours. For information visit our website: www.nhwinspain.com
The group meets regarding all kinds of dementias, including Alzheimer's, strokes, cardiovascular etc. on Fridays at Lui's Lounge at San Javier campsite on the Bálsicas Road at 11.30 We need more English and Spanish people. Carers and people with any dementia are always welcome. Contact Sheila Merrett on 96 818 50 08 or 667 587 187 or email: sheilacommerrett33@gmail. com
Royal Air Forces Association Branch 1359
If you are ex-RAF, associated with an ex-RAF person, or just want to find out more, RAFA Costa Blanca meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, at Paraiso restaurant near Carrefour
Costa Blanca News’ weekly feature supporting local writers, in conjunction with Writers' Ink
WELCOME to our Writers’ Ink group’s weekly words. We provide news, views, tips and examples of writing by authors and poets, local and beyond.
Founded in 2010 by WordPlay, our purpose is to encourage writers to write and get them published and read. Keep writing! Greetings readers, Writers’ Ink had its autumn meeting on Monday. It proceeded well, and plans were discussed regarding our winter anthology: Winter Draws on.
We already have some interesting and varied stories and if anyone – yes, maybe you reading this - would like to join our group and write a 2,000/3,000/4,000 word story, we’d be only too happy to welcome you and your work.
If you’ve never been published before, think about it! The deadline for entries is November l.
As for our exciting new ‘offshoot’, Ink Spot newsletter – plans are also afoot to meet up with our professional designers and computer whiz-kids later this week to go over the content, and we are all looking forward to its seasonal, winter launch.
As previously mentioned, there will be 6, 12 and 50 word stories (with beginnings a middle and an end!), short ones of 100/200/up to 1,000 words, and slightly longer ones now and then.
Poetry is also to be included, plus limericks and jokes, a spoof agony aunt corner and in Torrevieja. We focus on comradeship and meeting welfare needs. Social events and lunches held regularly. Website: www.rafa.org.uk/costa-blanca Text or call our Chairman on 692 508 916 or Welfare Officer on 615 048 892.
Vega Baja Astronomy Group
Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 14.30-16.30 at Casa Tom in San Luis, Torrevieja. No telescope needed, just a keen interest in the cosmos. Everyone welcome, even for a single visit. No fees and no committee. See www.sites.google.com/site/ vegabajaastronomy or call Pat Phillips: 96 671 62 11.
Stroke Association Spain
Helping people who have suffered strokes and their carers. Offering physical and speech therapy, with two physiotherapists and two qualified nurses (one in mental health), as well as support for carers. Meets three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 13.30 to 16.30 at Benijófar Centro Cultural, Calle Francsico Ribera Pérez, 7. Call Paul on 654 801 260 or see the website: www.strokeassociationspain .org spoof astrology section.
There will be quotations and book reviews, and a competition for the best short story. No prizes will be given, but pride of place in our next newsletter is guaranteed.
The deadline for the first Ink Spot will also be November l.
Member Ian Turney is facing publication of his first, gripping novel, The Grey Pilgrim, and Darlene Foster is working on another, exciting children’s book to add to her series.
Janette Davies has also been beavering away on a few tomes. Her Miss Power’s Spanish adventure stories can now be found in one volume…
Back at the ranch…Joy Lennick is also trying…to finish her novel: The Highs & Lows of Leticia Dombrowski.
We are assured that our other members are all working creatively, which is what we’re all about.
Our next meeting will be on November 12 at Waldemar’s Restaurant, Calle Escorpio, La Florida (Orihuela Costa) from 10.30-12.30. Why not pop along and introduce yourself ? Yours sincerely, Joy Lennick Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http:/joylennick.wordpress.com/ Most of our writers’ books are available from Amazon and Kindle. Some from Apple, Nook (Barnes & Noble), Sribd, Kobo, 24 Symbols. Tolivo and Page Foundry