Sunday, 27 December 2015

SHOP OPEN AGAIN FROM MONDAY 28 DECEMBER


The shop will open again on Monday 28th December


Thank you so much for your custom during this year, every cent makes a difference to our charities.


Friday, 27 November 2015

DONATION



Two of our lovely customers, made these gifts and donated them to local disadvantaged children, thank you ladies!

Monday, 23 November 2015

THIS WEEK IN THE LIBRARY



CHRISTMAS CARDS AND CHRISTMAS CDs 
50 cents each

We have a great selection of winter reads!

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

DONATIONS TO THE HEALTH CENTRE JAVEA


 
 
Recent donations to Javea Health Centre

On a recent visit to the Health Centre in Javea Town volunteers of The Original Charity Shop and Library were invited to see purchases made thanks with our recent donations.  The physiotherapists were delighted to receive an electric bed and two infra-red treatment lamps and an emergency trolley was presented to Dr. Miguel Fornes. On behalf of all the staff at the Health Centre Dr. Fornes wished to thank the volunteers for this most generous donation.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

CHARITY FETE - WHAT A SUCCESS!


What an incredible success, over 1700 euros raised for The Original Charity Shop and Library and such fun too!!!

 Des & Estelle Smith fundraising on the PEPA stall
The very busy Cake stall.
 Preserves and some art work.
Dave Snell (MC) with Steve Hems and friend 
General view of some of the many stalls.
Tombola run for us by Chris and Pearl Mills. 

Doug, the mermaid! 
Library and White Elephant stalls.
 Queue for the bar.
Burgers and hotdogs. 
 Georgie losing the Splat the Rat run by Dave Allenby.
Duck Race run by the Anglican Chaplaincy.
Treasure Hunt made by Trevor Nash
White Elephant stall run by Chrissy Wilson and Ann Chapman.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

LIBRARY OPEN DAY - SATURDAY, 3rd OCTOBER

What a success, thank you everyone!











The Original Charity Library is holding an open day on Saturday 3rd October. From 10am to 1pm you are free to take a look behind the scenes and find out for yourself how the library works. Did you know that a yearly membership will cost you only 30€ but you can also join for just 4 months for a mere 12€? Ask our library staff for more details.

There will be a Grand Raffle: 5 tickets for just 2€ with the main prize being a year’s free membership and also a 25€ charity shop voucher, lots of wine, cava and other goodies. The draw takes place at 12.30 on the day.

Besides the raffle you can take your pick of books at our great book sale: 5 books for just 1€ or 5 50cent books for 2€. Find just the right card for any occasion in our card sale with cards for only 50 cents.

And – yes it’s that time of year again!! – we also have a fantastic selection of Christmas cards, calendars and diaries on sale. So you can start buying your Christmas presents now!

Find us in Javea Park, open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 1pm.

OCTOBER FIESTA DAYS - OPEN AS NORMAL


YES! We are open as normal on Valencia Day, Thursday 9th October and Dia de Hispanidad, Monday 12th October.

Monday, 21 September 2015

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Due to the continuous increase in our operating costs and to continue donating to charity, we have taken the difficult decision to increase our percentage on client sales. 

The increase will be 5%, thus enabling us to donate 30% to worthy causes instead of the present 25%. This will take effect on items sold after the 1st October 2015.

We have now been in operation for 45 years and taking this decision has not been an easy one.  However, we hope and trust that we can continue to count on your support.



We thank everyone who uses our shop, it is only through your support that we can help others. We remind you that the shop and library are manned entirely by volunteers who do not take wages or charge any expenses. ALL PROFITS go to the charities we support.

LAST WEEK OF END OF SEASON SALE






END OF SEASON SALE

NOW ON !!!



Monday 14th to Saturday 26th September



Save 50% on many items




We will not be taking clothes for sale on commission from Monday 7th September until Saturday 19th September inclusive.

From Monday 21st September we will be taking ALL items in again for sale on commission but will only take articles that are suitable for the autumn/winter.

ALL donations will be welcome during this time.


Sunday, 30 August 2015

AUDREY SIMPSON RIP


AUDREY SIMPSON

1921 – 2015



GOODBYE FROM
THE ORIGINAL CHARITY SHOP AND LIBRARY, JAVEA


With much regret we have to inform you that Audrey passed away on Friday, 28th August, aged 93 years. Audrey was a volunteer for The Original Charity Shop and Library for more than 23 years and worked as cashier on Wednesdays and Saturdays until just a few weeks ago.

She was born in London and grew up and worked in various parts of England before coming to Spain. During the war she was a driver and she also did some modelling before deciding on the restaurant business. She spent 14 years on the island of Lanzarote where she ran two restaurants (even entertaining Omar Sharif on one occasion), before settling in Javea where she ran the El Horno restaurant until she retired.

Rest in Peace Audrey and thank you from staff and customers for the hard work put in over the years, we will all miss you very much.

Here are some messaged following the announcement.

A very nice lady. RIP.  She was such a nice lady and lived life to the full
Norman and Gina

Auch dear,  We are so very, very sorry to read this.  I loved her "gung-ho" attitude and we will miss her so much when we call in. Just so shocked.  At 93, people will say that she had "good innings" but I say to get that far, she deserved certainly many more.  Rest in peace darling Audrey.  You will be missed by all of us....."the customers".
Eamonn...xxx

RIP Audrey was a pleasure to have known you.
Mary

I am very sorry of the death of Audrey Simpson. I really quiet enjoyed talking to her or commenting whatever when I drop into the shop and meet her, specially because of her very characteristic sense of humour.
Rest in peace, Audrey.
Kind regards.
Ernesto

What a lovely tribute.  RIP Audrey.  
Tricia
Hi
 So sorry  to hear this, she was a stalwart
 Jill

Goodbye Audry
DEP
Karmen

A very nice person has left us.A customer for many years and served by this lovely lady So sorry to lose her,God bless her memory.

Gordon 

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

MID SEASON SALE CONTINUES - REBAJAS CONTINUAR



MANY ITEMS STILL 50% OFF

 

During the holidays do not forget to visit our charity shop.  You will see that we have a great selection of good quality items from ladies and gents’ clothes, electrical items, jewellery, handbags, beachwear, and much more at discount prices! Visit us and help us to help others.

We love recycling!

The Original Charity Shop

Avenida de la Fontana 14

Friday, 19 June 2015

FUN FUNDRAISING FOR RAQUEL PAYA SCHOOL FOR DISABLED CHILDREN IN DENIA



Each Christmas The Original Charity Shop and Library, along with Santa, visit Raquel Paya School for the disabled in Denia to provide each child a lovely, wanted gift along with some much needed equipment. Each year members of staff attend this wonderful event and always leave feeling happy. Last year Estelle and Des Smith from Barx, friends of our President, attended this event and were so impressed that they determined to raise some money personally for the school. So, they arranged a 'Safari Supper' in their home village, the starter, main course, dessert and coffee were supplied at four different homes; an auction, and various other games took place, for instance a duck race in the swimming pool. Thanks to the generosity of the people who attended and paid for the pleasure a total of 1700 euros was raised for this wonderful school. The Original Charity Shop and Library were happy to make this up to 2000 euros - what a wonderful way to raise much needed funding.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

CARITAS LADIES SHOPPING SPREE



HELPING THOSE WHO HELP OTHERS
CARITAS HELPERS ENJOY A SHOPPING SPREE

The Original Charity Shop recently embarked on a new venture. We are now giving groups (ladies and gents) who are unable visit the shop during opening hours the chance to go on a shopping spree on an afternoon of their choice. The first to avail of this opportunity was a group of ladies from Caritas Javea, who thoroughly enjoyed their “lock in” with a glass of cava, a get together and, of course, a leisurely browse through our excellent selection of spring/summer clothes and everything else one could possibly need for the coming season.

If you are a group of 8 or more and would like to enjoy a relaxed and comfortable shopping afternoon, please contact the shop

Tel: 966460803, or email: info@charityshoplibrary.com

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Saturday, 25 April 2015

AMBULANCIA PARA JAVEA - THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

RED CROSS - CRUZ ROJA 
AMBULANCIA PARA JAVEA
are
Proud to Announce - The Final Countdown

"It has taken one year and a great deal of events, raffles and donations to be able to raise the funds for the Vehiculo Adapatado. The final countdown was one last fundraising 'push' as Sandy and the Red Cross were lucky enough to be a nominated charity by Gina Marks at The Homes and Lifestyle Exhibition.

There are so many people to thank -The Roundabout Charity Shop for their donations. The Original Charity Shop with Georgie Harvey an...d her team who have not only donated money and held the Easter raffle for the new vehicle, they have been the backbone of encouragement and advice. They also supported many of the events for Ambulancia Para Javea. The many organisations too numerous to mention. Finally, Mr Barry Roy Mansell, Provincial Grand Master, Michael Shilan and Darrell Clayton of The Provincial Grand Lodge of Valencia matched us for every euro we raised, so we can proudly announce that we have reached our target and the vehicle is ordered and on its way!

On behalf of the Red Cross Javea , Sandy would like to express appreciation and gratitude to every single person who sponsored us, donated prizes, attended our event nights and have been behind us every step of the way.

We will continue to fund raise, we will continue to give help and we will continue to make a difference."


Tuesday, 7 April 2015

EASTER RAFFLE - WINNER OF THE 46" LCD TV


EASTER RAFFLE




A delighted Sue H. collecting her new 46" TV - first prize in the Easter Raffle.
 
A whopping 800 euros was raised for the Ambulancia Para Javea Red Cross Appeal, thank you to everyone.
 

 


 

 

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

THERAPY FOR KEIRA



Keira's Mum, Debbie, accepting the donation of 1000 euros towards Keira's therapy to help her live with Cerebral Palsy 

Check out their facebook page - Therapy for Keira

Sunday, 8 February 2015

FUNDRAISER FOR AMBULANCIA PARA JAVEA

 
There were winners and losers but the biggest winner was the Ambulancia para Javea Appeal with over 1400 euro raised....woopeee!!

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Brrrrrrr ........ lots of coats in stock



Brrrrr......if you need a jacket or scarf, we have loads in the shop.... also snow chains!!!

 
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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Donation to Cruz Roja Ambulancia Para Javea

Cruz Roja Ambulancia para Javea Appeal
 


A cheque for 5000 euro was presented to the Cruz Roja - Javea towards the Ambulancia para Javea Appeal by committee members of The Original Charity Shop and Library.

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE RED CROSS

Today Javea Red Cross "opened its doors" to showcase the valuable services it provides to communities in the area. At its headquarters in one of the historic buildings situated in the centre of the Old Town, staff and volunteers provided a heart warming presentation to illustrate the breadth of support the Red Cross provides to local individuals and families.

Red Cross explained that they assist the unemployed with job applications and cv writing, and provide transport for the frail, elderly and disabled to visit doctors and hospitals. They monitor the emergency buttons for the frail living alone. They are the lifeguards on the beach and they man the rescue boats as well as assisting the children of the families in need with their homework and give them an evening snack. 

In particular the group were moved to see the makeup and distribution of food parcels by the Red Cross team to those in Javea who continue to suffer hardship as a result of the downturn in the economy.

The unexpected highlight of the morning arrived in the form of a cheque for 5000 euros donated by the Original Charity Shop. This was gratefully received by The President Jose Luis Domenach. The donation will go towards  the fund set up to purchase a replacement for specially adapted vehicle with wheelchair access and electric lift. The present vehicle provides a valuable service to those in the community with impaired mobility but it now needs to be retired and replaced by a vehicle with improved adaptations for wheelchair users.  

The event was facilitated by Sandy Tsalikidis Edwards and attended by agencies such as Blu, Grant a Wish and the Original Charity Shop Javea.  All attendees reported that the event was well worth while.  

If you or your organisation would like to see for yourself the tireless efforts of your local Red Cross Team or make a donation to help fund the services they provide, please contact Sandy as follows:  


Email:       ambulanciaparajavea@live.com

Tel:            626 681 720
 
 
The next fundraiser will be on Saturday, 14 February
 
 

Monday, 19 January 2015

MASSIVE HALF PRICE SALE EXTENDED

WE STILL HAVE LOADS OF HALF PRICE BARGAINS - LADIES CLOTHES, MENSWEAR, SHOES, BEDDING, KITCHENWARE, ELECTRICAL ITEMS AND JEWELLERY
 
SALE EXTENDED TO SATURDAY 31st JANUARY
 
 



MONDAY 19th to SATURDAY 31st
 
MANY ITEMS HALF PRICE

Friday, 16 January 2015

2014 DONATIONS
 
Thank you to everyone who uses our shop and library!
 
It is through your support that this happens.
 
The shop and library is run entirely by volunteers who do not take wages or charge any expenses.
 
ALL PROFITS go to the charities we support.
 

We donated the 600 euro for accommodation for the three and half weeks while Keira received her therapy and added another 400 euros for any little extras that arose.

 


 
 






Simon and Estelle from Benidoleig Civil Defence Group, collecting a donation of 200 euros for splints and other First Aid Equipment.