From a Press Release from ISVH Bomberos, 12th April:
Well, thanks to you and others in the media who supported our cause we attracted close on double the number of people who attended last year. We were hopeful of seeing higher numbers of people but all of our expectations were totally exceeded. Brilliant!
It was a really happy day with a great atmosphere as people found interesting things to buy before joining the queues for the BBG and the Bar. This was the trend for the whole day which overran our official closing time by over an hour. Some people were still with us at 18.00hrs.
The stall holders were happy and so were we – a great success for all concerned. Not only that but we raised over double the 2011 total by collecting 2,700€ on the day.
This money will buy some much needed specialist protective clothing for the ISVH Bomberos when they attend fires in the Javea area.
As you may know the ISVH Bomberos is the only group of firefighters in Javea and the crew is made up entirely of highly skilled volunteers who give their time for free. Funding for this operation is an ongoing challenge and we are always looking for ways of raising money to maintain this important operation. Whilst the ISVH Bomberos attend many fires and other emergencies in Javea they also assist the nearest ‘official’ fire crew based in Denia when more support is needed to deal with large and difficult fire related problems.
So, a big thank you for your support and please send our warmest thanks to all of your readers and or listeners.