Christmas Bag appeal 2021

Christmas Bag appeal 2021
CHRISTMAS APPEAL: Presents bring smiles for local children in care Photo credit: Make a Smile

IT is 13 years since Make a Smile launched its 2008 Bag Appeal for children in local care homes.

Following last year’s amazing success, 108 children have each written their wish lists and can actually choose what they wish to receive from Papa Noel.

The Calpe-based appeal is asking for Amazon vouchers to purchase this year’s presents, but if reader prefer to bring in local shopping vouchers from Carrefour, the carers would be equally grateful,” said the Bag Appeal’s Lucy Grande.


“A bag of practical items which the homes or kids can use, like toothbrushes, toothpaste, school supplies, batteries or pyjamas, are always welcome,” she added.

These can be left at the Bed Centre on the Calpe-Moraira road, Amigos de Make a Smile in Avinguda del Mediterrani in Teulada, or Café Cortado in Calle Joan Fuster, Javea.

The Appeal continues untili January 5 to include Reyes (The Three Kings).

For donations via bank transfer:

Caixaltea ES28 3045 2664 3127 2000 4924

Calle Madrid, 12, 03710 Calpe, Alicante

Paypal: [email protected]

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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