In the run up to Christmas with the goodwill to all theme in mind, last Thursday morning 10th December was something a little bit special for the staff and visitors to the Torrevieja CARITAS charity office in the centre of town. CARITAS are another local charity who aim to help the needy and underprivileged by providing meals, dry food stuff, help and advice to all those who drop in.

La Siesta Church give gifts for needy children

Thursday morning was a special day for the volunteers at the centre as a couple of members of the Congregation of La Siesta Anglican church and ‘their friends’ handed over more than fifty decorated shoe-boxes, each containing toys for children, who may otherwise go without receiving anything this Christmas.

Pedro Valero, Councillor for Foreigners and Technology and Graham Knight, Director of the Foreign Residents Office were on hand to help carry in and pile up the gift boxes, have a word with the volunteers and even sample a spoonful (or two) of the excellent paella! It was a very simple and touching few minutes, just time for a quick photo and then back to work helping those in search of a cooked meal who had dropped in.

CARITAS is located on Calle Blasco Ibañez, Nº 43 (in the centre of Torrevieja) and anyone is welcome to stop by and see the excellent but understated work that they undertake, mostly for the International community.