DUE to the very hot weather experienced at the summer Night Market last year, FACE (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring For Everyone), decided that this year’s event would be held in the spring.
Unfortunately, to a certain extent, the weather again contrived to be against FACE at this experimental market.
Heavy thunder clouds rolled over the top of the Bar Kubatin, underneath the Hostel Meson in Arboleas, just before the event was due to start and this probably deterred both some of FACE’s traders and supporters from attending the event.
It was also a little unlucky that a few spots of rain just after the market had got underway, tended to disperse people that did attend.
Nevertheless the splash from the heavens did not stop FACE from splashing the cash!
Throughout the evening FACE donated a total of €2,000, €500 of which was donated to the Grupo Scout 106 del Saliente, based in Albox, allowing the Scouts to further update some of their equipment and make improvements to their headquarter rondels.
A further €500 was donated to the Little Owls for the work they do in providing for seriously ill people and their families throughout the Almanzora Valley with both practical and emotional support.
Finally €1,000 was donated to MACS (Mojacar Area Cancer Support) allowing them to make another small step towards their dream of building and operating a hospice for cancer sufferers somewhere within Almeria Province.
In addition to the stalls that were present, entertainment was provided by the 89.8 SmoothFM family led by Jack Savage and Rod Oxley, and the very talented Emma Wild sang a wonderful selection of songs in two different spots.
Food and drink was provided by the staff of the Hostel Meson. The event itself raised more than €620.
As FACE is celebrating its 10th birthday this year, it is attempting to have at least 10 fundraising events and it has set as a target for these events a total of raising €10,000 over the year, and that would really be a cause to celebrate.
For further information about FACE and the work it undertakes, or if you are interested in joining this dedicated group of fundraisers, contact FACE by using the telephone number 634 306 727.
FACE can also be contacted through its new account @FACECharity on Twitter, or on its web page at www.face-charity.com and also through its own Facebook Page.