Adapt San Pedro

Visit from Aidemar

We were delighted to receive a visit from respresentative of Aidemar to our monthly meeting in February 2019. Nati Madrid Lopez, a therapist at one of the centres and Carolina Marti, a member of the board and mother of a child who attends an Aidemar day centre, explained the work of Aidemar in its different facets and shared a video with us about the work of Aidemar.

The visitors are pictured with Adapt Vice-president (Spanish) Yolanda González.

ADAPT Strolling group

Fourteen people joined in the last walk on 9th February from Cabo Roig to La Zenia and we stopped for refreshment at La Zenia beach.  Everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves and a number of people were interested in participating again. Details of the March walk will be available at the monthly meeting.

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.

Adapt elects a new President

On Saturday 2nd December at Adapt’s A annual General Meeting the members elected Reme Ruiz as President and Jim Brannigan as Treasurer. Vice President, Secretary and Charity Coordinator were re-elected for a further year.

Cinderella

The Theatre Group are currently rehearsing for this year’s pantomime Cinderella which will be performed in English and Spanish.

Performances will be on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd December 2017 at the Casa de la Culture, San Pedro del Pinatar. Tickets cost €3 each.

November Monthly Meeting 2017

ADAPT members had the pleasure of listening to Fructu Navarro who is a professional photographer, lecturer and author of eleven books on photography.

He talked about what technology is doing for photography nowadays with such passion.

He said that he always looks for a certain type of creativity that does something different, incorporating tools and concepts. It is ok to break the rules, being different and changing our perspective when we can will help us to succeed.

Open Day

The event this year was held at the San Pedro Pensionista and was a great success, being well attended despite the hot day. There was a buzz of great interest in the groups and other charities represented with animated conversation throughout the morning. More great interactions took place in the Pensionista restaurant.

The photograph show some paintings from the Art Group.

March Meeting

Members at the March meeting of ADAPT were treated to an informative and entertaining talk by Bob Hill, on the history of the Cofradia, and of the great pride of being involved as a member of the International Costaleros.

It was explained that a Costalero is a person who assists in carrying a float, or better known as a Paso, around the streets, in Bob’s case, of Torrevieja, during the time of Semana Santa. Each Paso depicts a different scene from the Easter story. In Cartagena, there are Cofradias dating back into the mid., 17th., and 18th., centuries. Bob explained that the Corfradia to which the International Costaleros belong to is known as The Corfradia of our Lord Jesus Praying in the Garden of Olives, and yes, it is heavy, and true, 100 Costaleros are needed each year to carry it along the route.

It was in 2003, that the then Director for Foreigners, Graham Knight, was asked by the Councillor for Culture at the time, Eduardo Dolon, to find 100 men, willing to carry the Paso, during Semana Santa in 2004. Graham, always up for a challenge, not only found 100, good men and true, but also ladies, who would appear in the processions as the hooded Nazerinas or Penitentes. At the time, this new International band of Costaleros, was unique in Spain.

Toy Story

Jane Cronin brilliantly ADAPT ed Toy Story into a ‘traditional ‘ Pantomime and the characters and costumes brought it to life with a comic story line interspersed with dancing, video, the all important audience participation and even a spaceship drone for Buzz Lightyear.

Toy Story was a huge success and raised much needed funds which are used throughout the year to buy food for El Samaritano charity.

Well Done ADAPT Theatre Group

Lilly’s Restaurant

The next ‘menu del dia’ will be at Lilly’s Restaurant, Torre de la Horadada on 20th October 2016 at a cost of €11.50.

If you would like to join us or require additional information then please Email Janet directly by clicking here