30 years of Dames in Spain
Wow…. 30 years of Dames in Spain and still going strong. The Dames in Spain celebrated their 30th Anniversary of the club on the 18th January 21, 2016 with a meeting and a lunch at the Parador Hotel in Mojacar.
The Dames was started by a group of ladies in Mojacar 30 years ago just to have a coffee and a chat, then venturing into making cakes, knitting and then selling the home made items to raise money for local charities. They have also sponsored a young disabled boy in Africa with an annual donation to help him through his school years.
For the anniversary members arrived from afar to support this special occasion. The meeting started with coffee and a catch up time with everyone, followed by Alison from the Harmony Gym who demonstrated some exercise routines with some of our members joining in. A presentation was made by Pauline Weeks to the chairwomen, Irene Bensen of a shell montage depicting the 30th anniversary.
A raffle was held with many prizes, the proceeds again going to one of the Dames charities.
This was followed by a relaxing time on the Terrace enjoying the beautiful warm sunshine to take a pre-lunch drink of Cava, with old and new members enjoying themselves.
There were over 60 members and guests for the enjoyable meal which followed. With each member receiving a gift bag of pearls and a pen to mark this special day.
After the lunch the Dames were entertained by Elena demonstrating oriental dancing. During the past 30 years, the club has raised well over €80,000. Helping those who need it, whilst entertaining our members.
We are very proud and long may we continue.
The Dames in Spain are based in Mojacar, Almería. They hold regular events and trips while also raising money for local charities. To keep abreast of their latest news, make sure to visit this website regularly.