Line Dance Expats in Spain Release CD for Afghan Heroes - 28th September 2009
A group of line dancers and Country and Western enthusiasts on the Costa Blanca near Alicante were so moved by the newly formed charity Afghan Heroes that they have gotten together to release a single CD to raise money for the charity.
Last year, popular country singer Charles Cole of “Coles Country”, and Angie Evans, a fun loving line dance instructor, got together and sold a single CD, which raised over 600 Euros for the Marie Curie fund.
This year the Charity that was voted for was “Afghan Heroes”. This charity gives support to the families of the fallen heroes and helps soldiers who have served in Afghanistan. The Charity was formed by 7 women whose sons were all killed on July 9th and 10th this year, as they found that there was no support for the families of fallen heroes.
Expats Release CD For Afghan Heroes Charity - October 2009
Following the success of last years Charity CD “Rocking Good Way To Fool Around And Fall In Love”, Charles Cole of “Coles Country”, and his good friend and line dance teacher, Angie Evans, have released this years’ charity single “He Drinks Tequila (And She Talks Dirty In Spanish” in aid of Afghan Heroes Charity
Afghan Heroes Charity supports the families of fallen heroes and re-trains soldiers who are unable to be in the forces due to injuries sustained in battle. Too many young people are dying over there and they need our support.The Afghanistan limited edition is available to civilians and troops working in Afghanistan, and a special copy has been sent to HRH Prince Harry.
As the CD single is only available until the end of the year the first run sold out in one day. The song is fun, catchy and shows our lads that Expats in Spain care
To show your support order your copy/copies today from
“Charlie’s Angels” - Tel: 966796863 or mobile 697501992
Afghan Heroes Charity CD fights back in Afghanistan - 1st December 2009
A charity CD produced by Expat Line Dancers in Spain has become the first CD to fly on a mission in Afghanistan in a Reaper with 62 Squadron. The unmanned remote controlled aeroplane, which is equipped with cameras and missiles is used to support troops on the ground and is capable of flying for long periods of time and loitering around a battle zone
Making A Song And Dance For Afghan Heroes - 8th December 2009
Following the success of the charity CD single “He Drinks Tequila(And She Talks Dirty In Spanish), Charlie’s Angel Line Dance Addicts are holding a Dance and Music Extravaganza from 7.30pm on Monday 14th December at Los Arcos Restaurante, Los Arcos in Torrevieja. Tickets are 5 Euros, and ALL the money will be going to Afghan Heroes Charity. This evening of song and dance is the climax of a frantic fundraising 3 months.
Afghan Heroes Gala Night A Storming Success - 23rd December 2009
Despite the torrential rain and freezing cold weather people turned out decked in their finery to support the British Troops in Afghanistan.
The sell out “Gala Night of Music and Dance” was held at Los Arcos Restaurante on Monday December 14th. At 7.30pm the doors opened and people who had braved the torrential rain flooded in.
The event was opened with a welcome speech by Jackie Lawson, who is the Afghan Heroes Representative in Spain, and who organised the event with Charles Cole.
Carry On Heroes! - 22nd January 2010
After a magnificent 3 months of events, Expats 4 Afghan Heroes would like to say a huge thanks to all of those who contributed to the 2009 fundraising for Afghan Heroes. Events that took place last year ranged from a fashion show, a craft fayre and line dancing at various venues. There was also a magnificent Christmas Gala, which raised over €1500 on its own.
Whether you gave your loose change, bought a CD, wristband, or donated a raffle prize - it all added up! From October until December 2009 a staggering total of €3866.32 was raised. The money has been received by Afghan Heroes Charity and translated into £3277.99
Shame of Abandoned Heroes - 12th February 2010
Afghan Heroes charity based in the UK have been knocked back by many large companies when asking for donations of gifts to send to the 10,000 troops stationed in Afghanistan.
Doing it for Our Heroes - Printed in Atco KAF Chronicle, February 2010
What does working for ATCO at KAF Spain, and line dancing have in common? Nothing if you aren’t married to Director of Engineering and Infrastructure Ian Lawson!
But all these elements came together in September 2009 when Ian’s wife, Jackie Lawson went to her local line dance classes in Spain.
Iceni Dancers give a leg up to Expats 4 Afghan Heroes - 16th March 2010. The Leader, online version
Fundraising charity dance group, The Iceni Dancers presented Jackie Lawson from Expats 4 Afghan Heroes with 250 Euros on Friday 5th March.
The dance troop which, was formed 2 years ago by ex- professional dancers Mo, Jackie, Marg, Joy and Sina. They wanted to adopt a charity to donate the money that they have raised during the year. Afghan Heroes Charity is a cause that is close to their hearts as 2 of the dance troop are married to ex-servicemen. The Iceni dancers will also be performing at Hazyland in Daya Nueva on April 23rd for Expat 4 Afghan Heroes as part of a St George’s Day Evening,Click here to read more
Bar Stop Pulls It Off For Afghan Heroes - week of the 18th April, RTNew, Coastrider, Leader, The Post
With the sun shining down over 100 people poured into The Bar Stop in Urbanisation La Marina for the Good Friday Fun Day for Afghan Heroes. Even though it is on of the smallest bars in the area they wanted to raise money to help support British Troops in Afghanistan. Many of the customers and staff have relatives in the forces, or have served themselves.
Busters Bar have their cake and eat it for Afghan Heroes
Businesses in Playa Flamenco banded together when Paul and Julie from Busters Bar decided to have a race night in aid of Afghan Heroes. Paul, who is ex-military, got together with Jackie Lawson, who is the Regional Coordinator in Spain for Afghan Heroes, and runs Expats 4 Afghan Heroes
The night was well attended, and with 8 horses in each of the 10 races there was plenty of scope for ownership and betting. Amongst the backers for the night were Cilla Top Hair, Steve The Barber, Homes in The Sun, Quick Save, King Cod, Macey’s, R and P Foods, Crystal Clear Windows and Geoff and Sue, who donated a bottle of Moet Chandon.