Apr 122014

Following Betty’s death at the end of last year, Sheila Skinner suggested to the President that we should make a donation to APAD in Betty’s memory. This was agreed, and Sheila, together with Betty’s son, Steve, visited APAD at the end of March to present a cheque for 100 euros to help with their work.

Steve asked Sheila to pass on deepest thanks from himself and his sisters, Emma and Pru. They were most touched by the gesture and wished to thank all at Jalon Valley Help most sincerely.

The following article appeared recently in the Post, Round Town News and the Euro Weekly News….

“Betty Smith lived in Parcent for 18 years, before her untimely death in November 2013.  A tireless worker in the Parcent Charity Shops for many years, she was later well known for her commitment to animals and her work with APAD (Animal Protection Association of Denia).  Betty set up and ran the APAD Charity Shop in Jalon. Sadly missed by friends and neighbours and all who knew her and appreciated her dedication and efforts in helping various good causes.

Typically her last wishes were not for flowers at her funeral,  but for anyone who cared to, to make a donation to APAD.  Her many friends at Jalon Valley HELP were delighted to do just that and on Friday March 28th, Betty’s son Steve visited their premises, along with Sheila Skinner from Jalon Valley HELP and handed over a cheque from the Charity for 100 euros.

Betty’s co-workers at APAD, Monika and Marion were delighted to receive this in Betty’s name and the visitors were given the opportunity to see first hand the hardwork and caring that goes into the daily care of 150 dogs.  Puppies and adult dogs are looking for homes, or just someone with a couple of hours a week to spare to help walk them, you’d be sure to get a warm welcome from the staff there.

Spanish, German, Russian, English and Swiss all working to give the dogs a chance at a happy life.  Betty was part of that and is remembered fondly by all there.”