TRUE to his word, the Easter Bunny stayed in costume for the whole of Telitec’s Easter Fun Day afternoon, hopping about with baskets of mini-eggs and gifts of chocolate eggs from kids anxious to get a hug and take a selfie with the biggest, fluffiest and floppiest bunny on the Costa Blanca.
Organised and arranged by the Euro Weekly News, Paul Calow (known as Ginge) of Positive Signs and Designs in Moraira put in a fantastic effort in his very warm bunny suit, taking donations for the EMAUS Children’s Homes and handing out hundreds of eggs to excited children of all ages! Ginge’s efforts along with the backing of the Euro Weekly News raised a fantastic €729.67, not bad for a pink bunny!
The Day at L’Ancora Tenis in Javea, hosted by communications experts Telitec in aid of children’s charity EMAUS and cancer support charity MABS, was a roaring success. Dozens of families – and hundreds of children – flocked to the event to enjoy a sunny afternoon of family fun.
Local businesses and an army of volunteers helped make this a special day with loads of activities for children of all ages starting with an enthusiastic egg hunt, sponsored by Blacktower Financial Management Group.
Delighted youngsters hunted for small, multi-coloured balls hidden all over L’Ancora for most of the afternoon, exchanging them for chocolate prizes. Blacktower Regional Manager Christina Brady rolled her sleeves up and personally took charge of handing out baskets of goodies and chocolate bunnies!
Two worthwhile causes
The raffle with a range of wonderful prizes donated by local businesses was organised by MABS President Jacquelyne Phillips, MBE and €245 was generated for MABS. “It’s a pleasure to be involved in such a fun event that supports two worthwhile causes,” said Jacqui.
Also present was EMAUS Director Montse Fiter. “What a wonderful day!” she said. “Thank you so much to so many generous people who have taken the time to think of children living away from their homes over Easter.”
The EMAUS children’s homes offer shelter to vulnerable children who have either lost their parents or come from troubled backgrounds. Presently, 150 children are accommodated by EMAUS – each received a chocolate bunny, a gift from Euro Weekly News.
A fun-packed day
A range of local businesses were there – One Stop Foods with dozens of chocolate Easter eggs; Divino Home Décor showcasing elegant home accessories; Heaven Boutique with a selection of garden ornaments and solar lights; Beautiful Sole with the latest shoe fashions; and Sparkles of Javea lit up a corner with jewellery and fashion accessories.
My Little Cake Shop & Kids Kitchen had dozens of delicious Easter cupcakes on offer.
The children spent the afternoon swimming, having their faces painted, playing in the Bouncy Castle, eating delicious barbecued food and chocolate treats and playing football under the watchful eye of Rob Jones, who coaches CF Marina Alta. If you have a budding Beckham even as young as three or four, give Rob a call on 662 958 607 – CF Marina Alta Juniors is now trying out!
And of course Telitec was there demonstrating its 4G internet package – keeping you well connected!
Let us entertain you!
Entertainment on the day was provided by the 36-strong Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir with their stirring repertoire of favourites such as ‘You Raise Me Up’ – raising goose bumps despite the warm afternoon sun. The choir will shortly release its new CD tipped to be titled ‘As Long As I Have Music’. Their next performance is at the town hall’s basement theatre in Teulada on May 23 – contact Choir President Mike Evans for tickets on 965 744 577.
And the fabulous Dolce Divas completed the entertainment for the afternoon.
Sunshine and good causes
Organiser Gemma Broad, Telitec’s business and promotions manager, said: “A day of sunshine and good causes – local businesses coming together to help two of the region’s most worthwhile charities.” Telitec CEO Jan Edmondson added: “A great day! And thank you Euro Weekly News for lending your support at this very special event.”