DURING the run up to Easter, members of the Lions Club of Calpe and Benissa were to be found assisting customers at the check outs of Iceland’s Benissa store.
This is the third time that the Lions have offered their bag packing service, and customers and staff were delighted to have the extra hands available to keep the lines moving.
At the end of the week more than €1,000 had been dropped into the collecting buckets by grateful shoppers and the Lions will use the money to buy extra food for the Caritas charity which is supporting those local families which are suffering most as a result of the crisis. Taking a little time off bag packing, the Lions were also seen in Avenida Gabriel Miro in Calpe, where they picked the oranges from the trees which line the street.
“We noticed that the fruit was going to waste, so we obtained permission from the Town Hall to pick some,” said President Mike Warnes.
“It seems that the oranges are the bitter tasting Seville type, which are not good for eating but are excellent for making marmalade, which we shall sell to swell our charity fund! Now all we need are lots of jam jars! Can any Euro Weekly readers help?”
If you are able to help or would like more information on Lions activities, telephone Secretary Bob Sydney on 636 695 569.