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Clubs and Groups on the Costa Blanca

There is much to do here on the Costa Blanca and many different types of social and sporting groups for you to join. Obviously, outdoor sports are very popular due to the almost year round sunshine, so even if you have never tried a certain sport before, there will be someone within the group more than willing to show you. If you are interested in joining any group, contact the group direct from the telephone numbers given.

Most sporting and some social groups, such as bridge, hold regular competitions, so if you are the sporting type, this would be ideal for you. Spectators are also welcome if you do not feel too confident in your own abilities.

If you are already a member of a social club or group and it is not listed here, contact us and we can add your details FOR FREE

Charity Groups

Alfaz del Pi

SIAC Animal Care
Support is needed in terms of goods, clothing and donations for the recption and medical care of the animals in our region. Our rastro (market) is held at Av. Princeps d'Espanya 2, in Alfaz del Pi in front of the 100 pts shop. Opening hours are now from 10.00-14.00 Monday to Friday. We count on your support.

Second Chance Charity Shops
With shops in Albir, Finestrat and Alfaz del Pi, Second Chance Charity supports Betel Drug Rehab Group in Castellón, Sight Savers International, Education for Life in Kenya, Brasov Orphanage - Romania, Marga - Spain and Teen Challenge - USA, who work with street children.
Albir Shop : 96 686 53 42
Alfaz Shop : 96 686 02 22
Finestrat Shop : 96 587 86 29

El Cisne Charity Stall
Turns your unwanted items into cash for local charities. Run by volunteers, their overheads are minimal and all money is donated to :- Alzheimers, MABS, AECC, Doble Amor and others. Tel : 96 686 07 35.


Help International Benidorm
Members volunteer to do home visits, nursing home visits and other good neighbourhood activities. Meeting every Thursday from 9.30 at the Social Centre Jose Llorca Linares (near Railway Station). Members' only Spanish lessons and Craft Classes. Wheelchairs and other medical aids are available in emergencies on production of passport and returnable deposit. Tel : 96 587 84 87 / 96 587 82 82.


Aldea Felina
Charity organisation to provide a more or less decent life for stray cats in the area. The charity needs old blankets, towels and old clothes to keep the cats warm during the winter. Tel : 669 376 113.

Help of Denia

HELP is a volunteer group in the Denia area providing support in emergencies when medical services are involved. We have hospital visiting teams and an interpretation team at Denia hospital - details available at the hospital. We also have the HELP charity shop in Avinguda De L’Oest 29, La Xara near Denia Tel: 96 642 7044. The charity shop welcomes donations of good quality seasonal clothing, books, bric a brac, in fact most good condition items apart from furniture or electrical equipment. If you wish to volunteer or help in any way ring the shop or visit our website for information about HELP at www.helpofdenia.com.

The Charity Shop, La Xara
Giving support to children's homes in and around the area, the Charity Shop needs good quality children's clothes, toys, bikes etc. Tel : 96 574 76 07.


Help Oliva/Gandia
Volunteer group ready to assist foreigners in emergencies with translations etc. Tel : 96 280 22 47.


Dayspring Drop-in
Run by trained counsellors and listeners, the Dayspring Drop-in is a place where you can come along and talk to someone in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Monday's 10.30-12.30 at El Faro Baptist Church, Javea Port. Tel : 96 575 77 96.


The Charity Shop
A wide range of very good quality clothing for all the family plus items for the home; curtains, bed linen, glass and china as well as second hand books. Monday - Friday 10.00-13.00, next to Moraira post office.


Careline Ladies
Meetings held second Wednesday of each month, new members and visitors welcome. Tel : 666 605 381.


Charity Book Stall
Charity Book Stall at the Thursday market. Proceeds go to San Juan de Dios Residence Home, Albergue Abandand Animals, Alicante.

Costa Blanca General

Coeliac Disease
Self help group for sufferers of this inflammatory condition resulting in an illness resembling malnutrition or dematitis herpetisomas. Tel : 96 587 87 50.

Cancer Support Group MABS
Self help group organised by sufferers and survivors giving support and counselling by telephone or home visits. Tel : 636 986 301 / 96 579 40 83 / 96 649 00 68.

Post Natal Support Group
Make friends with other new mums, learn to massage your baby, practice tummy and pelvic floor exercises, relaxation techniques and back care. Tel : 96 570 82 27.

Open Door Foundation
Community Mental Health Support Group on the Costa Blanca providing all types of homecare, support, home help and assistance. Tel : 666 911 545 / 620 660 840.

Hobby and Craft Clubs on the Costa Blanca

Denia Craft Club
Have you moved to Denia and find it difficult to make friends, do not despair, come and join us, the Denia Craft Club, every Thursday afternoon 2.30 - 4.30 at the Hostel Loreto, Calle Loreto, Denia. We are a 'have a go'  club, so do not worry if you think you haven't a clue, it is surprising what you can come up with with a little help.  We are a friendly group, of about 15 members who meet weekly,  we also meet at 1p.m. on the first Thursday of the month for a friendly lunch at the Loreto. Materials and equipment are available from our mobile shop which comes once a month. We do make a small charge, to cover equipment, materials and rent, it is run by myself and a treasurer who do this voluntary.  Sometimes we have a trip out which the club subsidises as means allow.
So if you are interested, contact me, Barbara Blockley on 96 642 0723 or email me on baz259@wanadoo.es

Make some new friends at one of the Social Clubs on the Costa Blanca


Albir Rotary Fellowship Club
Regular meetings and discussions Thursday lunchtime. Tel : 96 649 70 77.


Altea English Library
Open Monday, Thursday and Friday 11.00-13.00. Coffee morning 3rd Friday in the month open to non members. Tel : 96 584 47 07 / 96 688 02 46. We are on the 1st Floor above Bar Miramar, next door to the B&G boutique on the sea front road.


Paquita's Country Club
Meeting every Thursday at El Cid in Benidoleig, regular activities include short mat bowls, Spanish lessons, whist, quiz-night plus social evenings, treasure hunts and coach trips. Tel : 96 640 43 06 / 96 640 45 33.

Royal British Legion
Meeting on the second Wednesday of the month at El Cid in Benidoleig. All are welcome whether ex-servicemen or not. Tel : 96 640 40 88 / 96 558 71 08.


Club International de Bridge de Benidorm
The only Federated Bridge Club in Benidorm meets in its' custom built premises at the top of Calle Londres, Rincon de Loix. Players of many nationalities and standards from beginners to National Masters. Also bridge lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced. Tel : 96 686 65 60 / 607 311 292. Email: grose1@btopenworld.com

Exclusive English Club
For people over 35 in Benidorm and surrounding area who enjoy dancing, Rock 'n' Roll, fun and enjoyment, mystery tours, nights out, social events and trips. Tel : 650 320 404 / 96 563 87 00. E-mail : marscaangel@hotmail.com

International Singles Club
Meeting every Wednesday at Camping Villasol, Benidorm 11.00-13.00. Activities include Sunday lunches, monthly dinner-dance, country walks, petanca, ten-pin bowling etc. Tel : 96 585 96 46 / 654 246 776.

Royal British Legion
Welfare assistance Tel : 96 563 55 15 / 96 588 91 68. E-mail: benidormrbl@wanadoo.es


The Costa Blanca North branch of Narpo meets every second Tuesday of the
month contact Keith Yeulett 966492095 or Lynn Evans 966480422 for details or email: antonio.saleema@ctv.es


Masonic Social Events in the Northern Section of the Province of Valencia
If you have any charity shop items and need to know where our Moraira Charity Shop is located, please call Bernard Wilson on 96 558 4010. We will not be having a dedicated charity auction this year, but if you have any pieces which you think might go well at the El Cid weekly Auction, we would be pleased to receive them and will put them into one of the regular auction Fridays. Just call Margaret or Bruce Nightingale on 96 640 4446. Email: brunig@ctv.es

Denia International Bridge Club
At our Monday and Wednesday duplicate sessions we have the lowest table money (1.80€ for members, 3.60€ for visitors) and yet the most prizes of all the major bridge clubs in the area, come and join us. We meet at the Casa Holanda, next to the Club de Tenis. Duplicate pairs sessions are held every Monday and Wednesday at 4.00pm (4.30pm until 15th September). If you need help in finding a partner, or any other information, phone Kees on 96 578 5387. All are welcome.

Denia Writers Circle
The Costa Blanca is a marvelous area in which to work and play, and especially to write. The restless, sparkling sea; bright, sunlit days and dark velvety nights; a history steeped in murder and mystery - you could write a book!! If you enjoy writing fiction, non-fiction, short or long stories, articles, poetry or prose, do come and join us at our regular meetings. We meet in Denia every other Tuesday from 3.00pm - 5.00pm in an informal and friendly atmosphere to give our fellow scribblers support and encouragement. We welcome anyone with pen and paper in hand. For more information, and to find out how, when and where, please contact: Jean on 96 643 1914 or email: jean.oasis@yahoo.com; or Sue on 96 578 9456 or email: suemerc@yahoo.com


Javea Book Circle

Meets every other Tuesday, except in July and August, to discuss everything and anything to do with books. If you like to tell others about books you have loved and hated and enjoy exploring new ideas with like minded people then Javea Book Circle is for you.

We meet at 19.30 for 20.00 at the Centro Social, behind the Centro de Salud, next to the Thursday Market Car Park in Jávea Old Town. Please call Anne and Huw Griffith on 96 647 2105 for further information. All members, guests and visitors are most welcome.

Javea School of Bridge and Social Club
The Club has its own premises, the Arenal Clubhouse, located in the basement of  Edificio 80, Avenida Tamarits. The Avenida runs between Barclays Bank and the Arenal, and is easy to find. Facilities include plenty of adjacent car parking and full air-conditioning. Table money is 3 Euros for members and 6 Euros for visitors.
We give a special welcome to visiting players. If you need a partner, we will do our best to help (Tel: 96 649 1539).
The Club meets for duplicate bridge at 2.30 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  For all Tournaments, please arrive before 2.15.  This helps us to organise the room layout and get off to a prompt start.  On Fridays, the emphasis is on informality; we hope these Tournaments will particularly help students and others who wish to work on improving their game.
On Tuesdays at 2.30 between mid-September and mid-April there are classes for beginners and improvers. If you wish to attend, or would like more information, please call the above number.

Cancer Support Group - MABS
We are a group of people who have had the illness in one form or another and give support either by phone or by personal visits. We can also provide translators and transport if necessary to hospitals and clinics. Information is available in 4 languages; English, Spanish, German and Dutch. We are a registered charity although the group is registered in Javea there are NO boundaries and we will help anyone who contacts the group. For further info please contact Jacqui 96 579 4083, Frances 636 986 301 email: francessawyer@yahoo.com or Pat on 96 649 0068.

Javea Women in Business Club
Membership is FREE - Meets third Monday of each month. Contact Karla 96 649 3111. Or visit our web site: www.palomera.com

Javea Bridge Club
Bridge players of all standards will find a warm welcome at Javea Bridge Club and we welcome visitors. We hold routine Duplicate Pairs Tournaments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, all commencing 3.00pm. Tuesdays and Fridays are our more competitive days attracting many of the best players in the area. The Wednesday Tournament is 'no fear' and provides a relaxed atmosphere for the less experienced player. Whilst players are encouraged to attend with a partner, the Committee will, for all routine Tournaments, arrange a game for any member of visitor who attends on an occasional basis without a pre-arranged partner. All players are asked to attend 15 minutes before the start or 30 minutes before for those requiring a partner. The Club is located at Parque Espléndido enjoying an excellent bar and snacks service. Leaving Javea on the Ctra. Cabo de la Nao, take the right turn into Ctra la Guardia opposite the Saladar supermarket. Continue up the hill and follow the hairpin bend round to the right. Parque Espléndido is on the right, shortly before the junction with Camí de la Granadella. Club Room 96 647 2000. Secretary (Margaret) 96 579 3413 Email: MARGARETWOOD@telefonica.net or JAVEABRIDGECLUB@terra.es

Labour International
If you look at life from a left-of-centre point of view and enjoy meeting like minded people for discussion and social events, we are the group for you. We are a branch of Labour International which is an official constituency of the UK Labour Party but Party membership is not compulsory and we welcome visitors to most of our meetings without obligation. Whilst we operate out of Javea, our social events take place up and down the coast, between Gandia and La Vila. For further information please contact Tim Upton on 96 579 0365 or 96 647 0374 email: lsocbn@terra.es or visit our web site at www.terra.es/personal4/Lsocbn

Javea and District Astronomical Society
For more information contact Mike Glazier on 96 285 3202 or email: mikeonmars@jazzfree.com

UFO Discussion/Research Group
For further information on this unique group, please telephone Dinah Torpy on 96 579 4432 or Pamela Handford on 96 577 1350. We also have a telephone hotline for anomalous sightings on 96 574 4907. Come, search with us and remember today's mighty oak is yesterday's nut that held its ground.

Gay Women of Javea
We are a social group for gay women who live in or around Javea. We meet on a regular basis; once a month at a public venue and once a month at a member's home for BBQ, birthday parties, games evenings, outings etc. If you are interested, please join us on the last Thursday of the month at 8.30pm. For the summer venue and for more information please contact Greet on 96 646 2424 or email: pole.greet@wanadoo.es

Javea Community Group
The Javea Community Group is a travel, cultural and social group based in, and operating out of javea. Members come from all over the world but locally from the Marina Alta area. Membership is annual. If you're curious about what we do, how we do it, or what we're like, please attend a monthly meeting at Las Brisas Restaurant on the second Wednesday of each month. Further details from Jeni Jackson Phillips on 96 579 0470 or 619 270 493. Email: jenijacksonphillips@telefonica.net

Javea Coral Clásica Javiense
We are in recess until September, but there are choir members still available during the summer to sing for private functions including weddings. For more information contact Colin or Anne. We have vacancies in all voice sections, especially if you are a soprano or tenor. If you are interested in joining the choir, visit two rehearsals and then you can ask to audition; these are held regularly with the music director; an ability to sight read music is an advantage, but is not a necessity. Rehearsals are held every Friday evening at 7.30pm in the Instituto Musical de Javea in the Avda. Juan Carlos I, 55, Javea. Rehearsals will recommence on 3rd September in preparation of our concert in November. Contact Colin or Anne Bagnall on 96 579 0371 or email: COBAGNALL@terra.es

Club Deportivo Washinkai Karate

Club Deportivo Washinkai Karate have been established over 5 years on the Costa Blanca. Instructor Ray Sweeney is a 3rd Dan and a qualified grading examiner & coach in both Spain and the UK. Ray teaches Washinkai, a fast, evasive Wado ryu based style of karate which contains locks, throws, sweeps & floor work as well as the usual blocks, kicks and strikes of karate.

The Club is registered with & supported by Javea Ayuntamiento and meets 19 times per week at Colegio el Arenal, Javea Municipal Sports Centre and Xabia International College. For more information contact Ray Sweeney on 637564416, email washinkai@hotmail.com or visit www.washinkai.com

Amateur dramatic societies and theatre groups on the Costa Blanca

The Castle Theatre Denia
Visit our website on www.deniacastletheatre.com


The Javea Players
For more information email kingbr@terra.es


A very warm welcome awaits you at The King's Church. Our Sunday Service is held at 11.00 in the Church Centre, 98 Avda. Pais Valencia, Benissa which is the N332 in Benissa. The friendly worship service encourages lively worship and relevant teaching. Our unique Communion worship and powerful prayer ministry will help you to encounter God in a new way. Other church activities include Life groups, prayer meetings, fellowship lunch and Alpha Course. Counselling is also available to both members and non-members of the Church. For further information telephone the Pastoral Team at 665.278.801 or 965.757.796. Visit our website at http://www.thekingschurch.net' 


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