Vega Baja charity nights sail into new home port

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MONTHLY CHARITY events at a restaurant in Guardarmar, organised for the last three years by two local fundraisers have recently found a new home in Quesada.

Restaurante El Alto La Dolores, in Guardamar, had hosted charity fund-raising nights each month since 2013 and at each event, the owners donated a Mediterranean Cruise as a first prize in grand raffle.

However a recent change of ownership resulted in a change of direction, objectives and values on behalf of the new owners.

Fundraisers and organisers of these highly popular charity nights for the restaurant, Marlene Brown and Joan Rampton, were extremely saddened by the loss of this perfect venue.

Marlene and Joan were determined not to be thwarted by what they described as a ‘minor detail’ and set out to find a new venue willing to host their charity fund-raising events, which were raising an average of 850 euros each month, for local charities.

Two events were arranged with the owner of a new bar in Torrevieja, but unfortunately, the capacity of the venue proved to be too limited.

Once again, undaunted, the ladies set out to find a more suitable restaurant with a greater capacity for holding the type of fund raising events they were used to providing.

The good news for local charities is that the fundraisers have now found the perfect venue, which will start to hold the events from June of this year.

Joan and Marlene’s fundraising charity nights will now be held at and behalf of Quesada Fish and Chips in Quesada.

A delighted Marlene told RTN, ‘’This newly refurbished restaurant, is already very popular with customers from a very wide area, and this new partnership is bound to be very successful in providing quality entertainment, coupled with excellent value cuisine, and most importantly, raising lots and lots of money for the very deserving charities in our local area.’’

The last Charity Night held at the event’s former venue El Alto La Dolores raised 480€ for the chosen charity on the night, Torrevieja Stroke Support.

The fantastic entertainment was provided by Danny Fisher, with a Rock ‘n’ Roll night, including his tribute to Elvis Presley.

The final winner of the Grand raffle Prize Cruise was Larry Pereira, from Formentera.

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