News

13th Mai 2022

Dear members,

More positive news this month, Tenerife has moved down to alert level 1.

Once again we have been giving away your money, to the organizations that need it the most. 

~ 200 euros. – Hermanos de la Cruz, the nuns in Orotava who help people in their own homes.

~ 400 euros. – Cruz Roja.

~ 300 euros. – Cruz Blanca. Home for vulnerable and elderly men.

~ 500 euros. – Apanate. Centre in Orotava for autistic children.

~ 200 euros. – Vision Azul. Centre in Puerto for autistic children.

Thank you so much for your generosity and support. 

Our last car boot stall in April raised 363 euros, thanks to all the donations, and the hard work of Babs and John and their team. 

Next Tuesday 17th May we have a coach trip to El Medano, then on to Iceland for shopping. For those of you joining us, please remember that it is still necessary to wear masks on the coach.

For info phone Jean 922 38 48 09.

Yours sincerely, Jean Pennington.

25th April 2022

Dear members,

Thankfully now, life seems to be getting back to normal, here in the islands. Covid though is still very much with us. The number of cases rose sharply following the Easter period. We remain in alert level 2, with very few restrictions. Masks are no longer mandatory indoors in public places, such as shops restaurants and bars. But it is still necessary to wear them in hospitals, clinics, ambulatorios and in the pharmacy.

Earlier this month we gave 450 euros of your money to Padre Julian, who runs Casa Acogida Madre del Redentor, a residence for the elderly in Sauzal. He sent a lovely letter showing how much he appreciates your help. So thank you once again, for your generosity and support. Together we can make a difference. The last car boot raised 266 euros, thanks to Babs and John and their team, and also to the items that you donated.

Our next event is lunch at Petit Los Angeles on Tuesday 10th May. Take care of yourselves, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sincerely,  Jean Pennington.

For any information phone Jean on 922 384809.

By email using this link:  secfriendsoftenerife@outlook.com

22th March 2022

Dear members,
An update for those of you unable to join us, and for our friends who are away from the island, in the U.K or elsewhere. At the end of February we gave money to help the following organizations. 

* 500 euros to Casa Acogida Madre del Redentor. ( residential home for the elderly in Sauzal).
* 500 euros to Crevo, a rehabilitation centre in La Orotava, for children with cerebral defects. ( aids for teaching and physio).
* 300 euros to Cruz Blanca, home for elderly men in Puerto.
* 200 euros to Hermanos de La Cruz. ( nuns in La Orotava, who care for people in their own homes).
* Then in March we gave to the following.
   500 euros to Cruz Roja for the food bank.
   400 euros to Vision Azul, helping provide therapy for autistic children, from poor families.
   600 euros to Crevo, to pay for installation of a circuit braker for their electric unit, to prevent surges in electricity damaging appliances.

In total 3,000 euros of your money was given to help these organizations, who are incredibly grateful. Thank you so much for your generosity and support, and unbelievable kindness. 

From Thursday 24th March the Canarian goverment is removing almost all of the covid restrictions. The only regulation remaining is wearing masks indoors. Our last car boot stall at the church raised 294 euros, thanks to all the items donated. The next car boot at the church is on the 2nd April. On Tuesday the 12th April we have lunch at Mini Golf in La Paz. 1-1:30 p.m. members 25 euros.

For information or bookings phone me on 922 384809.
We have really appreciated all your kindness and support. Wherever you are, take care of yourselves, keep well, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sincerely, Jean Pennington.