I wanted to give you an update on our Help a Mallorca Child And Age Concern Christmas campaigns. Rather than me tell you about it, I asked the people that work for the places we helped.
Jorge Vallejo de la Cueva wrote “From the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit of the Son Espases University Hospital, Mallorca, we would like to thank Radio One Mallorca for the numerous donations they have made to the “Intensive Humanisation” project, without which it would not have been possible to provide the parents of the children admitted to the hospital of lockers, furniture for the Parents Room which is being built at the moment, as well as their collaboration with decorating the boxes in the medical unit.
We would like to emphasise the effort and dedication of the station with regards to our services, fully aware that they are involved with other major and important social projects in other institutions.
We would especially like to thank Richie for his involvement in the project. He has always made himself available to answer any queries and dealt with our requests promptly.
Many thanks for your invaluable work and Happy Christmas from all the staff, parents and children in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit of the Son Espases University Hospital.”
Jackie Codd wrote “Age Concern Mallorca are absolutely over the moon with the generosity this Christmas of Radio One’s listeners. Our beneficiaries receive food parcels all year round but this Christmas they will be extra special thanks to you all. Age Concern helps the over 50’s in many ways, without your support we would not be able to assist people on the island who become ill, fall upon hard times, or simply need help with paper work, visits to doctors etc. Help is just a phone call or email away. Happy Christmas to you all and many thanks.
Major Alan Gonzalez wrote “On behalf of The Salvation Army I want to express our appreciation for your generosity in organising this year again a toys drive to support our service in Mallorca. Your commitment has been incredibly helpful and allowed us to reach our goal of distributing Christmas presents to 112 children from low-income families in our area.
Your assistance means so much to us but even more to those children, which joy is priceless. Please know how much you’ve helped and how much we all appreciate it. Thank you from all of us. Radio One is making a difference!”
Laura Sintes Llabres wrote “Dear Radio One listeners, on behalf of everybody at Fundació Nazaret we would like to convey our thanks and gratitude for the brilliant gifts you have offered to our children. Thank you again and we wish you all a Happy Christmas!”
We couldn’t do this without your amazing help and as you’ve seen from the above, together we’ve managed to put a lot of smiles on a lot of faces this Christmas. Thank you!
Mariah Carey‘s Christmas classic ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ has finally reached the Number One spot on the US Billboard chart, 25 years after its release.
Upon its original release back in 1994, the song only appeared on Mariah’s Christmas EP and not as a single, meaning it didn’t even chart on the Billboard Hot 100.
Over the last few years, the song has been creeping towards the top of the US charts each December, reaching #3 in both 2017 and 2018, and it’s finally gained the number one slot this year.
The new chart-topper becomes Carey’s 19th Billboard number one, putting her only one behind The Beatles‘ all-time record of 20.
What will be this year’s UK Christmas number 1? Well at the time of writing I don’t know but our Chart Show is on Sunday 5-7pm.
It’s a debate that divides households, particularly over the festive season: which is the best selection box chocolate?
But a new survey of British chocolate fans claims to have settled the argument once and for all.
1. Maltesers Teaser, Celebrations
2. Golden Barrel, Roses
3. Galaxy Caramel, Heroes
4. Galaxy, Celebrations
5. Wispa, Heroes
6. Dairy Milk Chunk, Celebrations
7. Twirl, Heroes
8. Crunchie Bite, Heroes
9. Caramel, Roses
10. Twix, Celebrations
… and the favourite selection boxes
3. Quality Street
I’m a Heroes man myself and the twirl would have to be my choice.
Real Mallorca finally got an away point last weekend away at Celta Vigo. It didn’t look good, losing 2-1 and reduced to 10 men you thought that was it for another week. But they somehow managed an equaliser from Budimir which keeps them out of the relegation places. Psychologically it’s huge and if they can get a win against Sevilla on Saturday, they will go into the New Year with hope that a relegation dog fight can be avoided. They also won 1-0 away against El Alamo in the Copa Del Rey in midweek to progress to the next round.
Good news on the TV front too. LaLigaTV has reached an agreement with Sky to broadcast as a standalone channel on the network in the UK from January 2020.
The news follows an announcement back in September that LaLigaTV will be shown in the UK and Ireland via Premier Sports, featuring live coverage of every single top-flight match, plus Spain’s second tier, highlights and daily magazine programmes.
Following an initial two-week free trial period, the channel will be available to SKY TV subscribers for just £5.99 per month (as a standalone HD channel) or £11.99 per month when purchased in a bundle alongside Premier Sports 1 and Premier Sports 2 HD channels.
Atlético Baleares won 2-0 last weekend to stay top of their Segunda B group by 1 point from Athletico Madrid B. But they lost 1-0 away to Unionistas CF in the Copa Del Rey. They play away at the weekend and their next home game is January 5th against Peña Deportivo from Ibiza.
My two had mixed results last weekend. Jude lost 4-1 away at second placed Ferriolense. They go to the Christmas break in 5th place and hope to push on in the New Year. Jakes team won 7-1 and have an away game on Saturday intriguingly against his old club Calvià. They also lie in 5th but could go third if they win and other results go their way. Both have had a good start to this year’s campaigns so let’s see what happens in the New Year.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Enjoy your weekend!
Richie presents the Radio One Mallorca Breakfast show Monday to Friday07.30-11.00am on 93.8fm in Mallorca and 102fm in Calvià, online at www.radioonemallorca.com on mobile through their free App for IPhone & Android, The Tunein Radio App, iTunes, the Spanish TDT TV service and all smart speakers. If you can’t hear him on the radio then you’ll find him working at Pirates Adventure the islands number one night out and every now and again he may make an understudy appearance!