A new bi-monthly version of the News Bulletin is available from April 2016. These are collated by Lorraine Bellami-Barker, one of our volunteers.

Any comments or information for future issues should be sent to Lorraine at

If anyone has any photos of JVH events please send them to – they are always welcome as a resource for the News Bulletin, the website or the press. Please make sure they are sent as attachments to the email rather than embedded in it, and that the name of the event and names of the people in the photograph are provided in the email, where possible.

Click on the date to open the News Bulletin:

November 2016

September 2016

June 2016

April 2016


These Newsletters stopped in May 2014 when our former Secretary, Pam Brooks, left. They are still available to browse as an historical archive.

The first Newsletter was published to celebrate the opening of Casa de Ánimo on 14th November 2012, and subsequent ones have appeared at monthly intervals, more or less. These early ones were written specifically for the members and volunteers of JVH and the Committee decided that they will not be reproduced online. However, with the renewal and expansion of the website, subsequent newsletters will now be available to a wider audience.

With photos, news, comments and information, they are well worth a read!   Click on the issue number to open… but be aware that they sometimes have a lot of photos and may therefore take a while to upload.


ISSUE 16    May 2014:  May Fayre, News from Casa de Ánimo, Volunteer of the Month, New Merchandise, Forthcoming Events

ISSUE 15   March/April 2014: AGM, Hospital Ferris at Fontilles, Race Night, Fashion Show, Volunteer of the Month, Forthcoming Events

ISSUE 14   February 2014:  Almond Blossom Walk, Charity Auction, Volunteer of the Month, New Parkinson’s Awareness Group, May Fayre, Forthcoming Events

ISSUE 13   January 2014:  Party at the Panto, Quiz Night, Answers to Christmas Quizzes, Charity Auction, Drawing Classes at Casa de Ánimo, Forthcoming Events

ISSUE 12 xtra  December 2013:    Volunteers’ Christmas Party (plus Quizzes), Volunteer of the Month, Carols in the Square, Forthcoming Events, JVH Merchandise

ISSUE 12   December 2013:    Christmas Bazaar, Volunteer of the Month (October and November), Grants, Forthcoming Events, JVH Merchandise

ISSUE 11   November 2013:    Halloween Party, Forthcoming Events, JVH Merchandise

ISSUE 10   October 2013:    Pink Coffee Morning, Fashion Show, JVH Merchandise, Christmas Bazaar

ISSUE 9    September 2013:    Breast Cancer Seminar, Volunteer of the Month, International Charities Fair

ISSUE 8    August 2013:   Opening of Jalon Shop, Volunteer of the Month, 2014 Calendar, Breast Cancer Seminar

ISSUE 7   July 2013:   Alcalalí Shop Makeover, Volunteer of the Month, Photographic Competition for 2014 Calendar, Dancing Under the Stars, Breast Cancer Seminar