17 Jun Summer Ball
Restaurant La Finca Vuelta was the setting for the Elche Children’s Care Home Annual Summer Gala Ball last Saturday. It was a magical evening where guests were wined and dined al-fresco beside the pool whilst being serenaded and entertained by soul singer Barrington. There was an entertaining twist to the fund raising as guests had to fish out ducks from the pool and hunt for golden eggs to win prizes. There was also an auction with prizes provided by local business.
The highlight of the night, however, was when it was announced that Annette English, volunteer fund raiser and co-founder of the ECCH has been named in the Queen’s Birthday’s Honours List and awarded the British Empire Medal. Annette, together with her husband Dave have been fund raisers on the Costa Blanca for the last 13 years and have worked tirelessly to raise the awareness of the needs of the Elche Children’s Home and improve the quality of life of the children living there. The ball was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate this fantastic achievement and Annette danced with her husband Dave to “wind beneath my wings” which she had dedicated to him.
Thanks go to organiser Sue Reader and her assistant Abi Johnson. Also to Dave Diggle (Blacktower Finance), Avalon Funeral Plans and Vincent’s Real Estate for sponsoring the event.