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The U3A in Oliva - supporting charities

The Oliva U3A is not just about life-long learning for members. We also want to be part of our local and global community – and one way we do this is to support charities. Over the years we have given thousands of euros to charities suggested by our members. Every year during our main event in June we hand over the cheques to that year’s chosen charities.

But our generous members not only give money, they also give up their time. If you would like to help us in anyway or have an idea for a group activity that could support our local community, please do get in touch.

Fundacion Nuestra Senora Del Amparo

During the course of the year, the Line Dancers raise funds for this local children’s home. Each year, in mid-December, we visit the home and introduce the kids to line dancing and present them with individual presents.

In 2019 we raised 1099€ for this good cause!

If you would like to take part, contact the group here.

El Bastidor

El Bastidor is an  after-school educational, sports and social Centre of Education, aimed at boys and girls between six and seventeen years from underprivileged homes.

It helps kids improve their school performance and integration as well as make friends and get some well-needed moral support.

We encourage members to volunteer in the centre or to assist in other ways such as knitting finger puppets to use as educational tools.


By teaching English to Maasai children we improve their future, to enable them to get a job in the tourism industry, services or government sectors.

The more gifted children are encouraged or potentially need to be sponsored to further their education by attending tertiary schools or university.

We are a small group of crowd funded people who want to make a change to the lives of impoverished Maasai children in Tanzania.

In 2020 we raised 100€ for this good cause!

The Franciscan Shelter for Men.

Palma de Gandia provides a home and nursing care for around 65 homeless men, many of whom suffer from mental or physical illness or are terminally ill.

These men would otherwise be on the streets and unlikely to survive without this special care. Admission is solely on the basis of need. All nationalities and all religions (or none) are accepted.

The hospice is funded entirely by charitable donations, not a cent is received in state aid.

In 2020 we will be supporting this good cause!


We are proud to include Amunt Contra el Cancer as one of our supported local charities for 2020. Based in Denia, it supports people (of whatever nationality) who have cancer in the Marina Alta area. They provide financial, practical and psychological help at a time when people need it most.

Amunt was started by four nurses just a few years ago to help cancer sufferers in dealing with a range of needs from dog walking to shopping to transport to helping with bills to buying wigs – but probably most importantly, just being there to listen and empathise.

They do not usually cover the Oliva area, but reassured us that if a member needs their help, they will be there.

U3A Choir

We have been very active helping both Gandia church and Dénia church raise money.

In addition, we raise money by singing with our director’s other choirs.

Every year we additionally sing at the care home opposite the CPC as our gift to them .

If you would like to take part in any of these activities, contact the group here.


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