F.A.C.E Celebrating 10 years of Fundraising.
F.A.C.E. (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone) is proud
that it has completed 10 years of fundraising in the local
community and is proud of its 10 years of history, which has
helped to make it the premier people charity in the Almanzora
In 2003 the mother of the former F.A.C.E. President Adele
Wrigglesworth registered her to take part in the “MacMillan
Biggest Ever Coffee Morning in the World” Event . Adele had
never done charity work before, but with the aid of friends and
neighbours, she accepted her mothers challenge and set about
organising her first ever charity event, which was held in her
garden in Los Garcias in Arboleas. Over the following couple of
years the event grew from being a garden event to taking over
the whole street. However it was felt that money raised in
Spain, should remain in Spain, and so from these humble
beginnings, and with much help from the Arboleas Ayuntamiento,
the present day F.A.C.E. Charity was born!
F.A.C.E. is a hard working group of fund raisers, who try to
raise funds for various organisations at both a local level for
Arboleas and throughout the Almanzora Valley and at a more
regional level throughout Southern Spain.
F.A.C.E. organises different events throughout the year,
including Raffles, Tombola’s, Bar Services for local theatre
groups, quizzes and “nearly new” clothes sales. In addition it
organises and hosts two major events in Arboleas. These are a
Christmas Night Market and a Mid Summer Fayre.
In July 2015 F.A.C.E. was nominated and won a prestigious award
at the 6th Annual Almanzora Valley Awards for its
charity work. This was the first time that a British run charity
had been put forward for one of these awards.
F.A.C.E has supported over the years on a national level the
A.E.C.C. (Asociación Española Contra el Cancer) and A.L.C.E.R. (Asociación
para la Lucha Contra Las Enfermedades del Riñon).
On a more regional basis it has suported M.A.C.S (Mojacar Area
Cancer Support) and locally it has in the past supported Little
Owls in Arboleas, Grupo Scout 106 del Saliente in Albox and
Harmony in Alfoquia. In addition it has provided Christmas
hampers and Christmas presents for the poorest families in the
region of Arboleas.
The present F.A.C.E. Committee comprises of President Carrie
Green, Vice President Gilly Elliott-Binns, Treasurer Lynne Dobie,
Secretary Lorraine Cundy, Assistant Secretary Pauline Marshall,
Press Officer Richard Tolman and Nicki Wakeman.
F.A.C.E. hopes to Celebrate It's Tenth Anniversary in style
however, it needs to firstly hold it's Annual General Meeting,
which will be held on Friday 2nd March at the Hostel Meson at
10-30am so that the Committee that is elected can continue
with the good work that has already been achieved over the
forthcoming 12 months. Any member of the public is welcome to
Other dates you may like to make a note of in your diary will be
the 9th & 10th
March at 7-30pm and again on Sunday 11th March at
3-00pm when F.A.C.E will be supporting The Luvvies Theatre Group
who will be presenting JB Priestly’s “When We Are Married” at
the Teatro Pedro Gilabert in Arboleas. F.A.C.E. will be
providing a pre-performance and interval bar. On the 4th, 5th
and 6th May F.A.C.E. will again be providing support services to
the Incognito Choir at the Teatro Pedro Gilabert in Arboleas and
once again will be providing a pre-performance and interval bar.
For further information about F.A.C.E. and the work it
undertakes, or if you are interested in joining this dedicated
group of fundraisers, please attend our AGM on Friday 2nd March
or contact F.A.C.E. by using the telephone number 634 306 727.
F.A.C.E can also be contacted through it's new account @FACECharity
www.twittter.com or on it's Web Page at
www.face-charity.com and also through its own
Richard B. Tolman.
Photograph attached from the Archives - F.A.C.E. Treasurer Lynne
Dobbie and F.A.C.E. Vice President, Gilly Elliott-Binns
preparing for the famous F.A.C.E. Christmas Market in December