NEWS & EVENTS

JVH SHOPS REOPEN

We are pleased to announce that our shops in Alcalalí, Orba and Xaló will reopen on Monday I March. Whilst the number of Covid cases in the area has reduced to a level where we feel it is safe to reopen we should all continue to be careful and so the usual safety measures will apply. As Easter is approaching in each shop there will be:-
  • A cake stall on 31 March
  • An Easter raffle to be drawn on 1 April
We look forward to welcoming you back soon. We would also be grateful for any donations of items of clothing, books, household items etc. which can be brought to any of our shops. If you have any items of  furniture to donate please call 659 624 643.

How would you like to have one of your photographs included in the 2022 JVH Calendar or used to create greetings cards?

YOU COULD WIN 100€.

There are a lot of things we cannot do at the moment but we can still get out into the countryside and the valleys are looking beautiful so why not take a few photographs next time you are out and enter them into our photographic competition. You do not need to be an expert photographer – anyone can just capture that special shot.
 
Of course for a calendar we are not just looking for pictures of almond blossom, beautiful though that is. The theme for the 2022 calendar will be ‘ Reflections of the Valley’ so views of the Jalon Valley and surrounding area throughout the year will be needed. You may already have some photographs that you have taken previously and you still have time to take others as the closing date for the competition is 30 June 2021.
 
Details of entry requirements are shown on the attached entry form. If you would like any further information please contact eventsjvh@gmail.com or telephone 634 310 415.”

Covid 19 Safety Notice for Shops

To protect against Covid19 we ask all customers to follow a few simple rules when visiting any of our shops.

· Face masks must be worn
· Use the hand sanitizer and gloves provided

· Put used gloves in the bin on leaving
· Stay at least 2 metres apart
· Respect he maximum number of customers allowed in the shop at a time – 5 in Alcalalí, 6 in Orba and Xaló
· Changing rooms are closed
· All items must be paid for before leaving the shop but a credit note will be given for any returned item, provided the price tag is still attached        · Everything in the shops has been sanitized. Please ensure that any items donated are clean.

Thank you for following these rules.

Let’s keep everyone safe.

All fun and games

It was all fun and games at Restaurante Pepe in Alcalali last week when Jalon Valley Help held their Games Night, a quiz based on popular television game shows.

With everything from Family Fortunes and Pointless to Countdown, and even the raffle including a couple of games, there was something for everyone, and a good time was had by all.

As usual Pepe’s did us proud with the food and even donated a raffle prize.

The evening raised over 500€ in much-needed funds for the charity.

The Entertainers light up Los Arcos

JVH took great pride in launching a brand new group ‘The Entertainers’ at Los Arcos Restaurant in Pedreguer on 30 September.  Those lucky enough to obtain a ticket were ´blown away´ by the quality of the entertainment on offer as there is no other way of describing it than just a simply fabulous evening. 

Ensuring that social distancing rules were complied with, over a 130 ticketholders managed to resist the urge to dance, instead settling for clapping and waving their arms at every opportunity. The evening concluded with members of JVH Committee joining the Entertainers to sing Jalon Valley Help´s adopted anthem ´You Raise Me Up´, an emotional ending to a wonderful evening which raised over 2200€ for the charity.

At the end of the evening Elaine Horton thanked everyone who had come along to support the charity and those who had contributed to the evening  including Los Arcos for generously allowing the charity to use their garden.

She also thanked the Entertainers for such a lovely evening and in particular

David Rohl, musical director, who had brought the group together and masterminded the production of the CD, sponsored by Blevins Franks with every penny of the sale price of 10€ being donated to JVH. 

The CD is on sale in the charity’s shops in Alcalalí, Orba and Xaló or from Pam Brooks 634 310 415 or eventsjvh@gmail.com.

Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady Flower Arranging Demonstration 9 September 2020

El Cid was the venue for a fabulous flower arranging demonstration with afternoon tea included. The demonstration given by Christine Brazier was on the theme of Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady, which brought back memories for a few of us who have a copy of Edith Holden’s book of the same name on our bookshelves.

With a flower quiz thrown in and the beautiful arrangements becoming prizes in the raffle afterwards, it was a very pleasant afternoon which raised a magnificent total of 879€ for Jalon Valley Help.

OK Band at the Bull Ring - 25 July 2020

This was the first event JVH had organised following lockdown and what a night it was!
A great deal of attention was paid to safety, from well spaced tables, to hand sanitising on entry and ensuring that everyone wore masks except when sitting at their table for a picnic. Even the ban on dancing did not stop everyone enjoying themselves and as usual the OK Band were on top form. Feedback after the event was excellent. 
And to top it all the event raised much needed funds of over 2400€
At the end of the evening Elaine Horton thanked not only the OK Band for entertaining us so well, and Octavio and Susana for the use of the Bull Ring, but also everyone who attended and behaved impeccably. It just shows that, even in these strange times, when everyone respects the safety rules it is possible to have a good time – safely.

Danceathon - 15 July 2020

What a fabulous day with a really lovely atmosphere. 
With Yoga, Keep Fit, Fitsteps and Aquafit, as well as a craft stall and raffle, there was something for everyone. Thanks to Pam Small and all her helpers as well as to El Cid for hosting the event which raised a magnificent total of 1020€.