Adapt San Pedro

Successful Detecting

The Adapt Metal Detecting group is delighted to announce that between June 2018 and January 2019 they have collected a total of 23.46 kg of lead, in the form of lead weights, picked up on local beaches.  This material has been donated to the Mar Menor Hippocampus project which Adapt is proud to be working with.

The lead will be melted down and sold on by the Mar Menor Hippocampus project team to help fund the ongoing project to “Save the Sea Horse” from extinction.

Roderick Toms, the Adapt Metal Detecting team leader has congratulated members of the group for their great contribution to the natural environment, commenting that “It’s hard to believe that that amount of pollution is hidden below our feet when we enjoy ourselves on the beaches and in the surf”.

The Adapt Metal Detecting group is affiliated to the ECMD, the European Council for Metal Detecting.   Rod explains that the reasons why the ADAPT Metal Detecting club is successful at beach and sea detecting on the Costa Blanca and Costa Cálida is because they act in a professional manner helping to promote metal detecting in a responsible way and caring for the environment.

Anyone interested in joining this group may contact Rod via the Adapt secretary at:    adapt.secretary2018@gmail.com

New Year strolling

14 members met up at San Pedro on a glorious sunny Saturday. We walked by the side of the salt lakes to the marina, where we had liquid refreshments and Keith brought mince pies. The remaining mince pie we gave to the waitress who was delighted. With a steady stroll back, we managed approximately 10500 steps covering about 8 km. 

The next walk will be on Saturday 9th February and will start at 10.00 a.m. at the Cabo Roig restaurant car park, the landmark is the big tower.  We will walk to La Zenia beach where there is a good cafe and then return by the same route, which is the coastal path.  There are a few steps, but the walk is very pleasant.

Avril Tongue and Alan Fifield will lead on this walk.

Visit from Spangles

Spangles performing at the ADAPT monthly meeting

Members of ADAPT were enthralled by the singing of the ladies’ barbershop choir SPANGLES at our November 2018 monthly meeting. They offered a wide variety of popular songs including the John Lennon’s Imagine and Yesterday. Here is a small sample of their magical performance.https://photos.app.goo.gl/JgwasqV6nTsK7sz98

Mayoress visits ADAPT

Members looking at pictures of plans for the centre of San Pedro

The mayoress of San Pedro del Pinatar, Visitación Martínez, visited our monthly meeting to answer questions put to her by members resident in San Pedro. She also took the opportunity to show us pictures of plans for the Plaza de la Constitución and Avda. Emilio Castelar which are undergoing major pedestrianization. In her presentation Visitación mentioned that the pressure of Adapt Access for All group under the leadership of Sheila Merrett had influenced their attention of accessibility in the plan.

Sleeping Beauty

The cast of Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty, supported as ever by the students of Galway Academy

The latest pantomine performed in Spanish and English by the ADAPT Theatre group was Sleeping Beauty. As ever, the pantomime had an interesting twist at the end with Prince Charming preferring to play football and Princess Aurora more interested in celebrating her 116th birthday. The pantomime was a complete sell-out for the four performances and raised over 2000 euros for local charities. We were delighted to have with us once more a group of children from Las Esperanzas primary school who danced and acted as courtiers like real professionals. We’re now busy thinking about this year’s pantomime which promises to be another great success.

Christmas donation

Part of the money raised by our annual Pantomime, along with individual donations, has gone towards buying something special for 21 children of various ages from needy families in the San Pedro area, via the El Samaritano association.  The girls were given pretty scarves and there were woolly hats for the boys as well as pencil and pen sets for the older children.  The two smallest children also had a teddy bear.  In addition a few Christmas goodies were added to our regular monthly food donation to these families.

Our charity coordinator Celia, helped by Jenny, have collected several bags of games, toys and colouring books which were donated to El Samaritano along with wrapping paper and cellotape for them to distribute to the children. We would like to thank all those who have contributed to putting a smile on some children’s faces this Christmas.