Costa Almeria PAWS-PATAS animal charity Mojacar Christmas Fayre fundraising success

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VOLUNTEERS: Organisers and helpers with a dog from the PAWS-PATAS shelter. CREDIT: PAWS-PATAS

THE PAWS-PATAS animal charity annual Christmas Fayre was a resounding success.

Within half an hour of the fayre officially opening on what was a warm sunny Sunday morning, the event venue, the Plaza Estrella del Cantal in Mojacar, was packed with people enjoying the jolly atmosphere

There was an amazing array of items on sale, including hand-made jewellery, ornaments, garments, cards and toys. Musical entertainment was provided by The Sue Moretta Choir, who performed a selection of contemporary and Christmas songs. Folk were still arriving an hour before the 3pm closure and keen to buy a raffle ticket in the hope of winning one of the many delightful prizes.

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Monies raised from the donated entry fee, raffle and stall holders totalled €2,137 euros. From this amount, €370 raised by the cat team will go towards their neutering campaign. The remainder will go towards building the much needed quarantine unit at the PAWS-PATAS shelter.

On Saturday December 14, Iceland (Oversea) stores throughout Spain are raising money for various charities. The Vera branch has chosen PAWS-PATAS. There will be helpers all day packing the customers’ many bags of Christmas goody provisions, plus a tombola and lots of information about the animal charity.

PAWS-PATAS is always in need of extra voluntary help, either in one of the charity’s four outlets or caring for the animals, fostering or helping with administration and fundraising.


See the website: www.paws-patas.org or email paws-patas.org


Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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