At the General Meeting held on Monday the 3rd September the members of Moraira-Teulada U3A were pleased to welcome for their second visit Tony Grande and his wife Lucy.
Tony, a representative for the ‘Make a Smile’ charity had visited earlier in the year and everyone was impressed with the work and dedication of the charity to help disadvantaged children.
Unfortunately, on the previous visit, Tony was unable to use the projector due to its malfunction, but now with the new projector the full programme was able to be presented.
Tony spoke about the wonderful work done by those supporting ‘Make a Smile’ in helping to provide a balanced diet and daily needs for more than 50 children in the Emaus group as well as a home with 24 mentally handicapped children.
Tony emphasised that ‘Make A Smile’ is determined at all times to make a positive impact on society. Their strong relationship with charities such as Emaus, Fundacion Relleu, Grant A Wish and others provide perfect examples of the benefits of the community working together to improve the lives of local underprivileged and vulnerable adults and children.
Indeed, the charity helps to sponsor a farm in Relleu where eggs and vegetables are grown for the children who also have the chance to visit and become gardeners in their own right.
At the end of the talk, Tony was presented with a cheque for 700 Euros from the Moraira-Teulada U3A President David Haxon. This was the proceeds from a quiz held in aid of the ” Make a Smile Charity” in June.
The “Make a Smile Charity” is this year’s nominated charity of the Moraira-Teulada U3A.