General News


Donations to Four Local Charities

U3A Vall del Pop used the occasion of the Annual General Meeting, on Thursday 3rd March at the Polivalent Murla, to make donations to four local charities. From their fundraising throughout 2021 the Goodwill Team gave euro 400 to each of three local charities, which had been selected by the members at the Christmas GA.

These donations were received by:

  • Matt Mason – on behalf of ‘Jalon Valley ARC’,
  • Candy Wright – on behalf of ‘Help Marina Alta’, and
  • Tony Grande – on behalf of ‘Make a Smile’.

Each recipient thanked the members for their support and outline the programme of their charity and how the donation will be used to help the cats & dogs, local community and children respectively.

The fourth charity to benefit at the AGM was Caritas for whom a collection of toiletries was made so that Caritas can continue their support of those in need in our community.

charity donation 2022dA full house of members who attended the AGM, some perhaps attracted by the scones with jam and cream on offer [raised euro 140 for Goodwill charity fund] at the end of the meeting!, also voted in our committee for 2022:

  • President – Bob Welham,
  • Secretary – Sandra Welham,
  • Treasurer – Roger Bentley,
  • Group Coordinator – Teresa Tilbrook,
  • Membership Secretary – Barbara Bentley,
  • TCET Coordinator – Sonia Higginson,
  • Speaker Coordinator – Carole Wardle,
  • Assistant Secretary – Sally Ellis,
  • Assistant Treasurer – Mary Bacon.

Also the members wished Edward MacDonald [better known as Max] a happy 89th birthday for 23rd March.

Please do not forget to support all the Ukrainian refugees by donating any spare bedding/sleeping bags, clothes/shoes, toiletries and tinned/dried foods – use this year’s Spring cleaning to select all those things we no longer need to people who are in desperate need. Please write on your parcel what it contains so that it can be easily distributed on arrival in the refuge gathering areas. Please bring your donations to the coffee morning, 24th March, or the next GA, 7th April.

Our U3A New Yearly Membership renewal is under way with a further opportunity to re-sign at the coffee morning on 24th March at Los Amigos in Alcalali.

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