British International School Marbella
Supergirl, Spiderman and Captain America. Those were just some of the characters that children at the British International School of Marbella dressed up as while celebrating Book Week this month. Miss Marseglia, Literacy Coordinator at BISM, said: "The theme this year was Heroes and Villains. It was a fun week filled with reading, writing and superhero related activities. All the classes enjoyed activities with their Reading Buddies, drop-everything-and-read times throughout the week, a book fair and an exciting last day in hero- -and-villain-themed fancy dress. For information visit www.bsm.org.es
ARCH (The Andalusian Rescue Centre for Horses and Donkeys) held a Spring Festival on Easter Saturday to celebrate the charity's tenth birthday this year. It included a Dog Show that attracted over 40 dogs of all shapes, sizes and ages. There were also an Easter Egg Hunt, craft stalls and live music. The day raised over 1,200 euros. More information: Facebook page Centro Andalusí de Rescate de Caballos and the website www.horserescuespain.org
Walking Football Spain
Walking Football Spain, in conjunction with Our Bar, Calahonda, will host a sponsored walk on Sunday 2 June. The walk, proceeds of which will go to the Sarah Almagro fund to help provide the sepsis victim with prosthetic limbs, will commence from Our Bar. It will head down to the beach where it will continue to La Cala before a break at Bar Tuta before returning via the same route (8km in total). There will be pit stops along the route and completion is not compulsory. The walk will start at 1pm, with registration (five euros) starting an hour before.
Mark Peters from Global Radio will cover the event live from Our Bar throughout the afternoon providing music and interviews with walkers along the route and other personalities who may join the walk.
An added attraction will be the donation provided by 23-year-old local lad Josh Boscowan who is originally from Southampton. Josh is asking people to sponsor him to have his long hair cut in the bar at the conclusion of the walk. The task of 'shearing' Josh's hair will be carried out by Calahonda hairdresser Tommy. A competition will also take place to guess the weight of Josh's shorn locks.
Further details available from Violet at Our Bar (681 63 62 35) or from Robin Beith of Walking Football Spain (673 30 46 43).
The Royal British Legion Nerja
St George's Day
The Chapel Bar in Nerja hosted the St George's Day celebrations on Saturday 20 April.
The event was to support the Poppy Appeal run by the Royal British Legion, Nerja Branch and raised an impressive 770 euros.