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The Force is with the Cudeca Goldies

Characters from the Star Wars franchise provided entertainment for children and adults alike
Characters from the Star Wars franchise provided entertainment for children and adults alike / Tony Bryant
  • The Goldies had an extra special surprise in store during their recent charity fair in Los Boliches

The Cudeca Goldies hosted their monthly charity bazaar in Los Boliches last Sunday.

The fair was held in the Ilunion Hotel and hundreds of people took advantage of the glorious weather in order to support the event.

The Goldies, whose motto is, 'putting the fun into fundraising', pulled out all the stops and arranged a truly entertaining afternoon.

A second-hand market was held from 11am until 4pm, offering clothing, jewellery, books, antiques and bric-a-brac.

Among the most prized items on offer to the highest bidder was a blue-mink fur coat, which raised one hundred euros, although a Les Paul electric guitar failed to reach its reserve.

The tombola proved to be extremely popular, raising at least 300 euros, and visitors were invited to enter a free prize draw for a bottle of champagne.

Several artists and musicians had offered their services free of charge during the afternoon, one of which was a German duo called The Acoustic Maniacs.

The mood changed drastically with the arrival of Barakatum, an eight-piece band of drummers from Fuengirola who entertained with head-pounding Latin American rhythms.

The popular Costa Soul Singers also participated, performing two entertaining sets of well-known songs.

However, the Goldies had some extra special guests in store and their arrival caused quite a stir in the street outside of the hotel.

The Events Company, a Malaga-based dance troupe that performs dressed as characters from the blockbuster Star Wars movie franchise, had offered their services to the Goldies.

The appearance of Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Yoda and the Clone Troopers drew the attention of dozens of children, many of whom took the opportunity to have their photograph taken alongside their heroes.

Some of the parents seemed just as excited as the children, and the entrance to the hotel took on the appearance of a movie premiere.

The Star Wars characters were so popular, the dance routine began much later than scheduled, but it was well worth the wait for the dozens of excited children.

While constantly interrupted by the shenanigans of Chewbacca, Carlos White, fundraiser for Cudeca, thanked everyone for their support, claiming that the day had been "an extremely successful event".

The next Goldies bazaar will be held at the same venue from 11am on Sunday 12 February.