Fundraising and more success stories

Promoting bridge.
Promoting bridge. / SUR
  • Whether walking, sailing or sitting still, groups on the Costa del Sol do their bit for good causes as well as enjoying a wide range of activities

Royal British Legion Spain South

Over 50s well attended

The Royal British Legion had a table at the 50 Plus Expo in Fuengirola last weekend. Over the two days a steady stream of people approached the RBL representatives with a range of enquiries, from volunteering and welfare provision to advice on tracing parental war records.

Marbella 4 Days Walking

Walking for cancer

The Marbella 4 Days Walking organisation, represented by Hans and Clarie Wöhl, recently presented a cheque for 1,092.55 euros to Esther Ráez from Cudeca cancer hospice. The money was raised by over 2,000 walkers of 20 different nationalities who covered various routes over four days.

This year, the M4DW became a candidate member of IML (International League of Marching), a global organisation of walking associations.

CC International Bridge Marbella

Anniversary offer

The San Pedro-based CC International Bridge Association has just celebrated its first anniversary. With the aim of promoting bridge on the Costa del Sol, the association is offering three, free bridge lessons to anyone who attends carrying a copy of the SUR in English newspaper. Call 636673373 for more information or visit

Royal British Legion Mollina

We are sailing

Twenty-seven members and friends of RBL Mollina embarked on a cruise around the central Mediterranean recently and the poppy appeal reaped the benefit.

In appreciation of the efforts marketing the cruise, Jesús M. Flores Molina, a director of Halcón Travel, presented Linda Theobalds with 955 euros towards the appeal.

Branch treasurer Tony Burns said, "We have worked in partnership with Halcón for a number of years organising various cruises and holidays.

"This donation edges our appeal towards our 8,000-euro target."