Santas bring smiles

Santas make smiles
FREE SPIRITS: Laden with gifts and goodies for children in local care homes Photo credit: Lucy Grande

AS promised, the Free Spirits Bikers descended last Sunday on Moraira’s American Bike Rental and Bar.

The Harley-Davidson enthusiasts group had exchanged their leathers for Santa Claus costumes and arrived laden with Christmas gifts and goodies for children in Salud y Comunidad care homes (formerly Emaus).

These will be added to the Christmas Bags that the Make a Smile Charity collects each year for the children, ensuring that they will not be left out when Santa Claus comes calling.


Lucy Grande, Make a Smile’s president, recently commented that she was asked by a very concerned young lady who had recently arrived at a Salud y Comunidad centre, “Now that I’m here, does Santa know where I am?”

As Lucy pointed out, the Free Spirits and all of Make a Smile’s supporters are making very sure that Santa will know exactly where to find her.

The red-robed gentleman will also have a good idea of what she and all the other children would like as they have written their Christmas wish-lists and Make a Smile is also asking for Amazon vouchers to purchase this year’s presents.

For more information about this Calpe-based charity or to donate a Christmas Bag or Amazon voucher, visit the Make a Smile Facebook page.

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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