Famous Brits raise funds in Marbella

Sandro Morelli, Harry Redknapp and friends at the gala hosted by Villa Tiberio
Sandro Morelli, Harry Redknapp and friends at the gala hosted by Villa Tiberio / RAFAEL ÁLVAREZ
  • Well-known sporting figures Harry Redknapp and Martin Brundle supported Children with Cancer UK at a gala on the Costa del Sol

Children with Cancer UK

Marbella gala raises 40,000

Two hundred people including a number of British celebrities dined and enjoyed music at Marbella's Villa Tiberio on 3 June as part of a gala that raised more than 40,000 euros for the charity Children with Cancer UK. Football pundit Harry Redknapp was in attendance, a keen supporter of the charity and friend of the host and restaurant owner, Sandro Morelli. David Sullivan, joint owner of West Ham football club, donated 5,000 pounds in his absence and attendees could bid on autographed memorabilia from Formula 1 commentator Martin Brundle. Children with Cancer UK was co-founded by Princess Diana and Eddie and Marion O'Gormon after the couple tragically lost both their children to cancer. Based at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, it supports a huge number of children and their families and helps to fund vital research.

Age Concern Estepona and Manilva

Back to business as usual

The Age Concern shop has returned to normal after months of road works on Calle Zaragoza. Customers will now be able to shop for bargains with ease, Monday to Friday from 10am to 1.30pm and on the first Saturday morning of the month, whilst supporting the association's work to improve the lives of older members of the expat community. Contact the Age Concern lifeline on 650163928 or email

La Cala Lions Club

Donation to Cudeca and gala

The president of the La Cala Lions Club, Julie Barry, has presented Cudeca palliative care hospice with 5,000 euros. Cudeca will put the money towards the purchase of a vital backup generator for their inpatient unit. After many power cuts this year, the new generator will allow the unit to carry on its crucial work with fewer interruptions. Lions Club's next charity event will be a musical treat held at the Hotel Tamisa Golf on 28 June, featuring the Costa Soul Singers and A Touch of Class. Tickets are 25 euros and can be purchased by calling 677059061, from the hotel: 952585988, or in the shop at 12 Calle Torremolinos, La Cala de Mijas, open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 2pm.