Elves run riot for charity in Javea

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Elves run riot for charity in Javea
ELF INVASION: 60 elves, a Grinch and an Easter Egg raised funds for charity Photo credit: Cristina, Lancashire Bruja Bar

THIS year’s Elf Run in Javea on Alicante’s Costa Blanca raised €1,066.72 for charity.

Christina and Stephen from the Lancashire Bruja Bar in Javea organised the annual event where, as the name suggests, elves played a significant part in the proceedings.

“As we’ve had the bar for two years, this was our first time organising the Elf Run and taking on the roles of Mr and Mrs Claus,” she explained.

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The Run involves dressing up as elves and on December 11 they descended on British bars to take part in quiz rounds, letter-hunting, and carol-singing.  There was also a great deal of bucket-shaking for the vital task of raising money for charity.

“All the moneys raised are going to the Raque Paya special needs school in Denia,” Cristina said.

“It was a fantastic day and I must say we all did a fab job, seeing so many happy faces and raising such a wonderful amount for the school,” she added.


“With a total of 60 elves, a Grinch and an Easter Egg, Mr and Mrs Claus are very proud of you all!” Christina declared.

Elfin-Hell – otherwise known as Ria and Marie – were the Bucket Collection winners while the King Elves were  Quiz champions, she announced.

“And big shout-out to Digby’s, Richmond, Kings and Canela as well as the owners of Geographic Bar for letting us have a pit-stop at the beach before our all-important songs around the Christmas Tree,” Christina said.


“Thank you again to all who participated and donated on the day.”

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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