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Fundraising, fencing and photographs

Shutterbugs leader John Campbell at the museum in Mollina.
Shutterbugs leader John Campbell at the museum in Mollina. / IANA CAMPBELL
  • Parachute jumps, dinners, book sales and races are just a few of the ways the Grand Lodge of Andalucía has raised money for charity

T.I.M.S. choir

Christian unity service

T.I.M.S Choir took part in a special service at Malaga Cathedral on 21 January. The service was organised by Lux Mundi Fuengirola as part of a week of special services for Christian unity and featured readings from church leaders from the many local Christian churches. The choir was led by musical director, Margaret Williams and accompanied by Dawn Boardman. Members rehearse in Fuengirola on Monday mornings and at 7pm every Wednesday in St Andrew's Church Hall, Avenida Jesús Santos Rein, Los Boliches. The choir members are always happy to welcome new members. Call the president Gilly: 654 891 790.

Shutterbugs Photographic Group

Focusing on nativity scenes

The new Museo de Belenes in Mollina was the destination for the latest Shutterbug shoot. The photographers were pleasantly surprised by the nativity displays that covered a vast area. The general opinion was that the displays themselves were very artistic, each containing small cameos through windows or doors using numerous well crafted figures and creating views with perspective. All agreed there was a bountiful supply of material for the photographer and said they would certainly make a return visit with friends and family. They ended their visit with a typical Spanish lunch served in the museum's restaurant.

For more information regarding Shutterbugs Photographic Group check www.shutterbugs-spain.org. For information on the Museo www.museodebelenes.com

ADANA

Dog charity goes mushing

The team from the Adana animal shelter accepted an invitation recently to take part in a “mushing” event organised by a group of local canicross enthusiasts and Manilva town hall. President Mary and treasurer Reg, accompanied a team of volunteers with ten Adana dogs. Mushing, a sport involving dogs running with their owners on foot, sledges or bikes, is fast becoming a very popular. After the event a reception and prize-giving was held in Manilva and Adana had a table with information leaflets advertising its work.

Provincial Grand Lodge

Cheque presentation to butterfly skin charity

Since 2015 the Provincial Grand Lodge of Andalucía has raised a total of 61,480 euros for Butterfly Skin (EB) sufferers and their families. To raise the funds, the Masons of Andalucía organised different events across the region such as charity dinners, book sales, concerts, races and even a sponsored parachute jump. Nieves Montero, president and founder of DEBRA, the butterfly skin charity, said that it not only values the financial help but also recognises the efforts the Masons have made towards spreading knowledge and awareness about the condition.

La Cala Lions

Help for the local fencing club

The President of the La Cala de Mijas Lions Club, Julie Barry, recently presented a cheque for 1,000 euros to Luis Hernanz, coach for the Fencing Club in La Cala de Mijas. The money will be used to purchase material, licences and grants. The members' ages range from 8 to 58 and they are all in training for the championships in May, which are being held in La Cala. The Club was started 12 years ago and plays a vital role in the local community.

The funds were raised through many Lions events and by the volunteers in the shop in Calle Torremolinos, La Cala de Mijas. The shop is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 2pm. Volunteers and donations are always welcome. Call: 677059061.