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Dec 2013

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U3A DENIA - EL CID AUCTIONS

News Spain - Dec 2013

olivau3aOn Friday 6th December Alan Lewis from El Cid Auctions presented a cheque for 1,000.00 Euros to Gordon Clifford, President of the U3A Dénia.  Alan had kindly held an auction the week before on behalf of the U3A Dénia to raise money for their ‘Good Cause’ – the children’s care home in Las Rotas, Dénia to purchase Christmas presents for each of the 22 children who live at the home.  Donations for the sale were received from the very generous members of the U3A Dénia which enabled us to raise such a brilliant amount of money.  Many thanks to all the members who donated and also to Alan from El Cid Auctions.  The children will all enjoy a very happy Christmas thanks to your generosity.

 

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Peñíscola, vertigo on wheels

News Spain - Dec 2013

peniscola-bikeFrom December 13 to 15, Peñíscola will host one of the most anticipated descents in the country: the Mandarina Urban Down, a downhill race through the historical quarter of Peñíscola from the castle. Come and see the dizzying descents and spectacular BMX Dirt Bike jumps! The papal city and its stone-paved floors host over 200 participants for the challenge held between December 13 and 15. This timed lap starts at the heart of the castle of the Papa Luna, going down the intricate streets through the citadel by the sea, ending at the isthmus of the Peninsula, next to the fishing harbour.

 

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Imprisoned in Spain – Terry Daniels

News Spain - Dec 2013

tdanielsTerry Daniels was accused of smuggling a million pounds worth of cocaine from Brazil to Spain in 1997. She had been working in Brazil with her boss, a nightclub manager, and was travelling back to Spain with him when he was caught with the drugs in his suitcase. Terry maintains her innocence and said she had no idea that he was carrying the drugs. But a Spanish court prosecuted her on the basis of guilt by association. She served six days in prison before being granted bail, when she then returned to the UK. A number of years passed and it appeared that the Spanish authorities had dropped the case. However, while living in Ireland in 2002 a police check revealed that she was still wanted in Spain. She had been prosecuted in her absence and her sentence (10 years in prison) was still outstanding.

   

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DRUGS LEAVE HUNDREDS OF BRITS BEHIND BARS OVERSEAS

News Spain - Dec 2013

Hundreds of British nationals are currently locked up in prisons across the globe for drug-related offences, often detained for months without trial and facing distressing living conditions. In Spain, consular staff dealt with over 100 drug-related arrests last year alone and drugs offences account for approximately three-quarters of the 172 Brits currently on remand or serving sentences in Spain.

 

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Raffle tickets are now on sale

News Spain - Dec 2013

Raffle tickets are now on sale in the shop and library for our usual Christmas raffle

FIRST PRIZE
40 full HD, LED, TV - it plays multimedia direct from a memory stick and you can record programmes direct onto a memory stick. Many other prizes including hampers, wine, chocolates, meal vouchers etc. kindly donated by local businesses. All proceeds go to buy presents and equipment for the 75 children at Raquel Paya Special school and CARITAS. Thank you for your support, gracias por su apoyo. CHECK OUR WEBPAGE FOR LATEST INFORMATION http://www.charityshoplibrary.com

   

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