Marbella dinner party raises 40,000 euros for charity

Sandro and guests at the dinner party.
Sandro and guests at the dinner party. / SUR
  • The money will go to UK charity Children with Cancer, for which host Sandro has already raised over 500,000 euros

A fundraising dinner at Marbella's Villa Tiberio restaurant raised 40,000 for the UK's Children with Cancer charity last Sunday.

Hundreds of guests dug deep at the Italian restaurant on the Golden Mile during the event that also featured a raffle and entertainment.

The event was hosted by Sandro Morelli, who was originally encouraged to open the restaurant by James Bond star Sean Connery, told SUR in English: "It feels very good to have raised this amount of money for this worthy charity. As you get older you start to see life in a different way, and to help children with cancer is a wonderful thing."I'd like to thank everyone who came for helping."

Over the past few years Sandro has held a number of fundraisers at the restaurant, raising over 500,000 euros for Children with Cancer UK and more than 160,000 euros for the Costa del Sol-based charity Cudeca.

As reported in SUR in English earlier this year, Sandro received Cudeca's Golden Pin Award at the charity's annual presentation last April, in recognition of his years of fundraising.

Since it opened 30 years ago, the restaurant has seen its fair share of celebrities walk though its doors such as Charlton Heston, Shirley Bassey and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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