Saturday, January 23

U3A Calpe Toy Collection Appeal a great success!

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Members of U3A Calpe responded with great enthusiasm and generosity to
this seasonal appeal in support of needy children in the town. At the
collection point outside the Casa de Cultura, Committee members and
helpers, sporting various items of festive apparel, stood ready, with
two Cruz Roja vehicles and staff, to welcome those bringing their
contributions. By the end of the morning, over 25 large bags of toys and
games  had been handed in. A further 700 euros was raised from cash
donations. These were then presented to the President of Cruz Roja
Calpe, Señor Francisco Baldo. Señor Baldo confirmed that his
organization was working with three times as many families this year,
following the Covid-19 pandemic, and that the contributions from U3A
Calpe, would be very welcome in making sure that no child was forgotten
at the time of the Three Kings Festival.
Following the success of this very worthwhile project, the U3A Committee
is already planning to repeat the collection next year, with a view to
making it an annual event. Grateful thanks to everyone who donated a toy
or cash to the appeal.

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