A few pictures the palm tree for Debbie …..the tree was planted in Gran Alacant Spain …..the money raised by the good people of Gran Alacant and local businesses ……a victory for Gran Alacant well done guys
And here is the story of how we did it from how the money was raised …..what fantastic people we have in Gran Alacant ….the money was raised on the forums of Gran Alacant and is a tribute to them all
The first post
Lets work together and raise some money for a palm tree for our community …for the new park or one of the gardens the community has worked so hard towards …..any bar or restaurant in Gran Alacant that is willing to help please contact me on here…or chicken wings http://chickenwing.freeforums.org/index.php or Robins forum http://granalacant.myfreeforum.org/index.php
Please no negativity on this post if there is just ignore
will post more details soon
The restaurant award night at Los Belgas on the 10th April i will be running a raffle/prize draw …..i think there is some room left that night so get yourself booked in …..all proceeds of the draw will be going towards the tree
Thanks for the support
hi guys the cost of a palm tree ranges from about 80ruo upwards.The palm trees we got for the secret garden were 110euro but i bargained and got them for i think 70 plus we bought other stuff as well.Peter fron toal garden services does deals with the palm trees but im not sure if hes stilll comes on the forum.Depending on the size and name of the palm the price varies big style.We got our palm trees fro the garden centre at los arenales just before the night club and opposite entrance to the campsite.
Glenn and I will donate a prize for the night of 10th April at Las Belgas.
We will also run a raffle at Legends over the Easter period for you.
Planting a tree on any of the Town Halls land will be no problem
Would just have to meet with Loreto and tell her what you would like, and she will sort it
Ok i have been contacted tonight from another bar wishing to do something as well …..they will be posting later with the details.
Any other bar or restaurant willing to help please feel free to contact me
hi ian i jsut need to know what we want and how much we have its as simple as that.My good friend peter from total garden has posted today the firat in many months so welcome back peter and we will be in touch regarding the palms.Is there bargains to be had for the members of the forums if so fill us in could be beneficial to you later with the summer coming up.
Thanks for that Murphy….it depends how much money we raise …..and how many tickets you help me sell at the presentation night ……as i said i met peter at the secret garden when he delivered the trees seemed like a great guy ..if we can help promote another local business while we are doing this then it,s a bonus
Thanks Alain for posting the info regarding the entertainment for the presentation night
draw tickets will be available on both 9th and 10th april Los Belgas both evenings having great entertainment on….on the subject of the 10th April which is top restaurant award night i have just received the certificate for that night ….my thanks to Richard for that….it’s rather a large file so will download it tonight
Thanks for the support
Palm Tree/s or Bench… what a lovely idea.
I also think it’s a wonderful idea to put a plaque at the bottom of the tree, or on the bench, in Debbie’s name and sincerely hope her family think so too.
Where to plant it? How about planting it at the viewing point half way down cardiac hill? I know there’s already a bench there but a couple of trees near it (for a bit of shade in the summer) would be nice. IMO, one of the best views of the sea and Alicante are to be had from there.
Ian… unfortunately we can’t make the presentation night. Hope the poster was OK for you. If you let me know the details we’d be more than happy to make a donation towards the tree.
Legends bar is also running a fund raising event over the easter holidays i will get back with date as soon as i get it
Sorry i did’t answer before …been to holland for the weekend …in fact as i post this we are on the Pride of Hull in the middle of the north sea
answer to your question …not sure i will know more tomorrow
What i do have is a very important development regarding this progect which i have been working on for a couple of weeks now ….but i would rather be at home when i post it …which should be around lunch time tomorrow
Shortly after the very sad loss of Debbie Milligan posted on here by Legal Solutions i contacted the family regarding the possibility of dedicating a tree to Debbie in Gran Alacant …….keeping the idea positive was of coarse very important under the circumstances and i thank everyone for doing that
I can confirm that Debbie,s family would love to have a tree dedicated to her …..It would be a lovely touch from all of us on the forums and give the family and children Conner,Ben and Victoria a focal point to remember her by for years to come…..thanks again to all those positive posts and please try and support the events coming up
Ok some good news as well as the fundraising at Los Belgas on the 9th and 10th april …the 10th being the restaurant award night ….Legends will be selling raffle tickets for a draw of their own on 3rd..4th…and 5th april with the draw on monday 5th april when they will be having a play your cards right night
will list the list of prizes later tonight for both events
Ok the prizes for the presentation weekend at Los Belgas so far
I will offer a prize for the RAFFLE one of the NEW Portable WiFI Access Point antennas that we have just had delivered from the states !
This will allow people to acces the Internet for FREE in many locations including their house !
From Los Belgas
We give three Vouchers 25€ 15€ and 10€
Glenn and I will donate a prize for the night of 10th April at Las Belgas.(wine)
From Los Belgas
We also give a Belgium chocolat easter egg for the Raffle
draw tickets will be on sale on the 9th and 10th April at Los Belgas and the draw will take place on the 10th (award night)
I will also be bringing some prizes out
Julia has posted the following message on chicken wings
One of our regulars has brought in some bags of books, mainly paperbacks, as we were going to start a book club, however we have decided to sell them at €1 each and donate the proceeds to the tree appeal. There is a good selection, Dan Brown, Maeve Binchy, Danielle Steele, Clive Cussler and many more. They are on display in the bar if anyone wants to come in and browse.
We will also have in the bar from Thursday a hamper full of goodies which we will raffle for the same cause. Tickets will be on sale all Easter weekend and we will do the raffle on the evening of Easter Monday when we are having a Play Your Cards Right evening.
Come along if you are in GA it should be fun.
Sierra Mar OK the fund raising is starting to kick in….36euros from book sales at Legends Bar so far…….and 42euros from raffle tickets sales at Legends so far plus 20 euros donated by a client of mine bringing total so far to
98 euros……a great start……raffle tickets are on sale at legends bar until monday night when the draw will take place
Tickets are for sale on the 9th and 10th at Los Belgas the draw taking place on the 10th (presentation night)
Thanks all Luton