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Golfers tee off in Marbella to help the needy at home and abroad

Fundraising golfers at La Sala charity event.
Fundraising golfers at La Sala charity event. / SUR
  • Events organised by La Sala bar in Marbella raised 3,500 euros for the projects run by local charity Collective Calling

A Marbella charity is celebrating after receiving 3,500 euros from several fundraising golf events this summer.

Collective Calling is set to use the money to help local homeless people in Marbella and Malaga, as well as street children in Tanzania.

The golfing events were organised by La Sala bar in Marbella who chose the organisation as their benefiting charity.

Paul Carr, 36, who started Collective Calling with his wife Gemma four years ago, told SUR in English: "We would like to thank the owner of La Sala, Ian Radford, for his support towards their projects and the players that have shown so much generosity; Marbella is making a difference."

Thanks to donations over the past few years the charity recently finished building an education centre for street children in the East African country, which acts as a care centre for those they have rescued.

The centre rehabilitates children while helping them back into a family.

Paul, who is originally from Leicester in the UK, and has lived in Marbella for 16 years, added that the Spanish registered non-governmental organisation also helps local homeless people and underprivileged children in Marbella.

This includes serving food to around 15 people twice a week from their homeless centre in Diana Park, and working with around 25 children in the El Ángel neighbourhood of Marbella, by providing them with packed lunches for school every week.

Collective Caring currently has between 40 and 50 volunteers in Marbella, but is looking for more helpers.

Paul added that the charity also provides underprivileged households with food packs locally.

For more information on the charity visit collectivecalling.org or look for Collective Calling on Facebook.