At this time of year our committee are always busy planning new events for our enjoyment through the summer and autumn. This year there is an additional urgency for us all - to provide support to those refugees from Ukraine who have just arrived in our community. As you will have seen on the TV they have had to leave everything, other than a few items they have been able to carry.
Their needs obviously include but go far beyond the everyday needs for toiletries [including toothbrushes/combs/hair brushes] and clean underwear, especially for ladies and children. They will also need bedding/sleeping bags, clothes/shoes and toys for the children. So why not bring forward your Spring Cleaning to send all those things you no longer need, or have been saving potentially to re-use some time, to people who are in desperate need. Now is the time to act, parcel it up for these deserving refugees. Please write on your parcel what it contains so that it can be easily distributed on arrival in the refuge gathering areas.
The U3A will receive any items at their General Assembly at the Polivalent in Murla, on Thursday 7th April, and at their Coffee Morning on 24th March, now relocated to Casa Claudia in Jalon, But, if you cannot wait please take your donations to Jalon Valley Help at the Animo or their shops in Jalon, Alcalali and Orba. All donations will be gratefully received on behalf of the refugees.
For us, fortunately, life goes on as normal and the Vall del Pop ladies enjoyed their regular monthly Ladies Lunch at Restaurant Cal Xixonero, Jalon on Tuesday, 15th March 2022. Thankfully, they were seated inside the restaurant as it was a blustery day prior to the forecasted storm. Once inside, to a warm welcome, with drinks in hand the ladies soon began to relax and chat. Lunch started with an excellent selection of tapas, salsas, mixed salad, followed by chicken croquettes with vegetable crisps before their pre-selected main courses, various paellas to share, fish or veal cheeks and was completed with chocolate mousse, coffee and tea to complete the meal - accompanied by a choice of wine, beer or soft drink.
They all had a great time, a delicious meal and good company, what else could they wish for? So ladies why not join them every third Tuesday of the month, the next lunch will be on Tuesday,19th April.