Spangles Ladies’ Harmony Chorus were delighted to be invited by the Owners’ Club of La Manga to entertain at their English Afternoon Tea Party fundraising event on 11 September. The sun shone, encouraging a good attendance and Spangles were in fine form, treating the audience to a variety of uptune songs and ballads, from John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ to a Beach Boys’ Medley.
In the interval tea, delicious cakes and scones with cream and jam were served, instigating the usual debate about whether you should apply cream or jam first to the scones. All the delicious cakes were made and donated by the La Manga Owners’ Club members and were on sale to help boost the fundraising. The whole event was organised by Tricia Brister from Help MMM and her team, raising 335€ for El Buen Samaritano charity, which provides around 300 meals per day for people who are facing hardship and are unable to support themselves. In the current time of crisis in Spain, this is a much-needed and worthy charity.
“We’ve had a fantastic time and are so pleased to have helped raise money for a great local charity” remarked Spangles Musical Director, Gail Grainger. “We had a warm reception from a very appreciative audience and we sold out of our supply of Spangles ‘Pure Gold’ CDs that we had brought along to the event. We hope that we can come back again to La Manga in the near future.”