A Year in Review
Gals report a very busy 2023, and the year isn’t over yet!
Initially, the group was set up as a social network for ladies to find local friends and activities. Over the past few years since its inception, it has grown to a group of over 600 members and activities range from monthly coffees and lunches, weekly walks, and charity fundraising events such as craft afternoons.
Gals has representation from 10 counties, with ages from 20 to 65+. We are all based or connected to Gran Alacant or its immediate surrounding area.
The group now utilises their popular monthly lunches to fundraise for their chosen charity. (Lunches have been attended by over 400 ladies). This year we supported Elche Children’s Care Home, raising well over €1100 to date with one more lunch before the end of the year.
We must thank our host restaurants this year who welcomed us warmly and supported our charity fundraising efforts by donating a free lunch as the star raffle prize. This year we have visited Get Fresh, Gourmet Indian, Bonjour, Gran Mundo, Dunbars, Il Sapore, Skippers, Tuttis, La Piedra and James Bar & Grill. A huge THANK YOU to all our host restaurants.
Our very popular monthly coffee morning is hosted by Natalie and her family at Freiduria Hispania, at the Carabassi strip. This is a much more informal meet up, with a relaxed and chatty vibe.
Our weekly walkers take to the trails between Gran Alacant and Santa Pola every Wednesday, taking in well deserved refreshments before taking the bus back to Gran Alacant.
Our crafty members regularly get together to share hints and tips, or learn new skills. Often their carefully crafted items are sold at the various craft markets held throughout the year in Gran Alacant.
The group forms part of a vital network of friendship and support, demonstrated when one of our members suffered an injury which limited her mobility for weeks. Many of our members helped by visiting and picking up shopping etc.
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year from the admin team, Joanne Whearity, Selina Bruce and Claire Williams.
Any ladies wanting to join can visit our Facebook page:
GALs – Gran Alacant Ladies