• Events,  Fundraising

    Phenomenal Jubilee Celebration

    The Platinum Jubilee celebrations to commemorate HM Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 year reign, something that no other monarch in history has achieved, could not be ignored by Spangles Ladies Harmony Chorus. Many weeks in the planning saw the fundraising team of Maggie Reilly, Susie Wyatt and Gale Booth pull off a sell-out event, a magnificent Jubilee Afternoon Tea, with fabulous cakes baked by Maggie and savouries provided by several Spangles members, could not have been better!   There was a moment of panic when the power failed, just as guests started to arrive and Spangles is extremely grateful to David Christopher from GDC Services for coming to the rescue! The…

  • Fundraising

    Cruz Azul Fundraiser

    Spangles was delighted to be involved in Cruz Azul Murcia’s recent event at Le Petit Bistrot in Los Alcázares raised an amazing 784€!    “We are overwhelmed by the generosity of local businesses, and the public, during what are still tough times for everyone” said Cruz Azul President, Lyn Baines.  Organised by the owners of Le Petit Bistrot, Anne and Grainne, and aided by Jilly and Marsha, prizes were donated by customers, friends, and local businesses such as – Pearl’s Plaice  – Rocco’s – The Post Room – The Penny Farthing – Tipsy Thistle – Boochies – Something Special – No. 6 by Genoa – Fun & Games African Adventure…

  • Events,  Fundraising

    Burns Night 2022

    We were thrilled to be able to hold our second Burns Night since before the pandemic. Hats off to our Scottish lassies, Maggie, Lorraine, Ray and Shirley, who organised the best one yet! A great setting at No. 6 by Genoa and a fine, traditional menu made everything perfect. Donnie the piper serenaded our guests as they arrived for their welcoming glass of Cava. Our guests were treated to a true Scottish celebration, from the piping in of the haggis to the traditional Scottish songs from our wee lassies. Thanks must go to Carol Smith for her amazing raffle (she is definitely the Raffle Queen!), helping us to augment the…

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  • Fundraising,  News

    Food Bank Donation

    Spangles Ladies’ Harmony Chorus, the Rondalla Son del Mar Menor group and and the Agrupación Coral Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Los Alcázares held a joint concert back in March this year to raise much-needed funds for those affected by the Los Alcázares floods of September 2019. Having raised an amazing 1100€, the whole of Spain then went into Covid 19 lockdown and any presentation had to be put on hold. Although confined to their homes, Spangles found ways to keep active by making masks for local hospitals, having Zoom rehearsals, virtual happy hours, quizzes and making virtual videos. It was a joy to be given freedom of movement…

  • Events,  Fundraising,  News

    St David’s Day at C Breeze

    Thank you to Derrick, the staff and customers of C Breeze for a really special night. We always look forward to singing for such an appreciative audience and St David’s Day was no exception. We were so pleased to sing Myfanwy for you all and it was lovely to have you join in – what fabulous voices you all have! You almost brought us to tears when you all sang the Welsh National Anthem too! Thank you so much for your generosity too, raising 250€ for Help at Home Costa Blanca and supporting our trip to Belgium with another 250€ – we are truly blessed! This has to be our…

  • Fundraising,  News

    Time for a Change Concert

    What a fabulous night we had raising funds for those affected by the September flooding in Los Alcázares. We had a packed house, with standing room only, and raised an amazing 1100€. Thank you to the Rondalla Son del Mar Menor and the Agrupación Coral Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Los Alcázares, who joined us for the concert and to everyone who donated for the entry tickets and the raffle. Special thanks go to the Concejal de Cultura, Antonio Luis López Campoy, for supporting the event, and to Conchita and Lyn for organising the event. A huge thank you to all Spangles who donated for the raffle, took photos,…

  • Fundraising,  News

    Burns Night Fundraiser

    Wow! What a fantastic night, organised by the Baritone section. As you may have gathered, many of them hail from Bonnie Scotland, so a Burns Night celebration was a very appropriate choice for their fundraiser. Ably aided by a Spaniard (Conchita) a Scottish Bass (Maggie) and a Sassernach (Diana), they put on a terrific night of great food and entertainment. Thanks to John who piped in the haggis, to Bill for addressing the haggis, to Carol for an amazing raffle and to Wendy for being such a great entertainer on the sax and for preparing and donating the delicious Cranachan dessert. Thanks also to the staff at Restaurante Las Claras.…

  • Fundraising,  News

    Spangles Loves Paying It Forward!

                        Soon after Spangles gained a national silver medal at the SABS (Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers) annual convention in Benalmádena, Málaga, two chorus members took part in a 60 kilometre walk to help raise funds and awareness for the DEBRA charity, which is dedicated to helping people who suffer from the painful genetic skin condition Epidermolysis bullosa (EB). Their mission is to offer specialist care to those who need it. They give support to people and families affected and provide real hope for the future by supporting pioneering research which will one day find a cure. DEBRA focuses its work…