On Saturday 16th June Age Concern held their annual Summer Fair at their centre in La Siesta. People of all ages visited and strolled around the car park and grounds browsing the many stalls selling clothes, jewellery, plants, bric-a-brac, cakes, electrical items and mobility aids.
Resting under shady umbrellas they enjoyed a welcome drink and delicious homemade scones and watched a fabulous display of Morris Dancing and the Alpengold Oompah Band play a selection of songs. Inside the centre there were many fundraising opportunities for visitors to win a whole host of prizes. The guess name of the Teddy competition created a lot of fun and his name was Sidney.
Tombola, the Treasure Trail got visitors scratching their heads to guess the secret location, another bric-a-brac stall, guess the amount of bottle tops in the jar, of which there were 551 and the winner guessed 550, a very close guess.
Two gala raffles brought a huge amount of interest as the prizes were fabulous. Francisco won an enormous basket of goodies including spirits, wine, food, chocolates, tin stuff and more. The grand raffle had 21 prizes and the first prize of 200 euros worth of coach travel was won by Tony Harrison. This celebratory 20th anniversary year Summer Fair for Age Concern raised 2,700 euros.
Funds raised will go to help the caring and welfare requirements of the over 50’s in our area. If you want to become a volunteer for Age Concern why not pop into our centre any morning Monday – Friday between 10.00 – 1.30pm. at Calle Paganini, La Siesta, have a coffee, meet the team and find out how your skills or knowledge can be put to good use helping to care for less fortunate people than ourselves.